I watched in full on you tube
I have to admit, I never knew about burning trees for “green energy” that was new to me
I did know that solar/wind is pretty much a scam, just feel good nonsense to hippy dippies with no brains
And of course we all know electric cars are coal powered cars
It was over all a good movie
Of course the lefty narrator liked to blame capitalism for the problem, but the problem was more like cronyism more then anything.
Gotta love the “green concert” powered by solar panels and a secret diesel generator.....
They don’t just burn trees. They burn the chips from logging trees. For example, you harvest trees on your property. They cut the logs to length. The logs got to sawmills, pallet makers, get exported overseas. Basically, whoever will pay you the most money.
The libs and smaller branches of the trees go through a chipper and blow into a chip van. These chips are then burned at a biomass plant to make steam, turn a turbine, make electricity. I have never heard about plants that burn tires too.
Another biomass application is at the sawmill. The sawmill, cuts the logs into lumber with the by product of saw dust and small chips. This is known as hog fuel. Many sawmills have what is known as a coogeneration plant on the premises. This plant burns the chips, boils water and produces steam. The steam is used to heat their dry kilns to dry/season the lumber. This same steam can be also be used to turn a turbine and create electricity. Hence the term co gen(two purposes).
Over the last ten years both states and the federal government have given TAX INCENTIVES to build these co gen plants at your sawmill. They are expensive to build(MANY MILLIONS). I believe Seneca Sawmills in Eugene, OR’s was in the range of $7-10 million dollars. With out the tax incentive(rebate), they would not have able to spend such a large capital expenditure.
The Lumber Broker
***I never knew about burning trees for green energy that was new to me***
Back in the 1970s MOTHER EARTH NEWS proposed power plants that burned wood. They figured it would take 25 square miles of trees to keep a power plant going.
Wonder if they figured in the cost of cutting, chipping and hauling the wood, along with replanting fast growing trees.
Crony capitalism isn’t capitalism; it’s a form of socialism.
Hey..I learned a long time ago from the Trust Fund Babies that moved to Maine yrs ago.....The secret to “living off the grid” was a really good generator..an old Volvo...and a greenhouse to grow your pot......Ohh..and learn to live off the interest of the Trust Fund so you don't have to work...