BBC : Burning Wood Doesn’t Generate CO2

The BBC says lockdowns were used to get rid of coal, and that transporting wood from the US and burning it in the UK does not generate CO2.

Britain goes coal free as renewables edge out fossil fuels – BBC News

The BBC also says they can’t explain the nursing home deaths (which were used to force the lockdown, which was then used to get rid of coal.)

Looks like we just watched the Green New Deal implemented.

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20 Responses to BBC : Burning Wood Doesn’t Generate CO2

  1. Greg in NZ says:

    2 + 2 now equals zero – it’s the (re)new(ables) math, doncha know!

  2. John Francis says:

    How foolish to dump coal.
    A university in Ohio has developed a clean burning system for coal. But destroy our forests to replace coal???
    We have enough coal for hundreds of years I hear.
    No tree huggers left.

    • MrGrimNasty says:

      They are also destroying trees for windmill industrial complexes.

      “Now statistics, released by Forestry and Land Scotland, show that 13.9 million trees have been axed to make way for 21 wind farm projects since 2000. ”

      The same is happening across Europe – goodness knows how many trees including ancient wood/forest – not just plantations – Germany has felled for this insanity.

  3. Gerald Machnee says:

    Wait until next winter. What will they use?

  4. MrGrimNasty says:

    Yep, UK electricty consumers just paid a fortune to replace one-carbon free source with some costing 5(?) times as much.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-energy/edf-asked-to-lower-sizewell-nuclear-plant-output-to-help-balance-uk-grid-idUSKBN22I13D

    The claims of not using coal are always mendacious, they pick periods of low demand when the wind/solar isn’t required either, when the demand can be fully met from just nuclear + CCGT + odds and ends.

    And they never do press releases when wind goes AWOL nationwide for days at a time! As I write – wind is making 2% of demand, biomass nearly 10%, CCGT nearly 54%, Nuclear 13%, rest odds and ends + solar which is supposedly near 15% – but that is modelled and probably over-estimated in unusual conditions.

    I worked out a while back that on standard rotation and productivity of pine plantation in the UK, we would currently need an area almost the size of Wales to feed Drax, or slightly more than the whole area of the UK if Drax were maxxed to provide all the UK’s electricity.

  5. G W Smith says:

    It’s insane for us to cut down out forests and ship them in pellets to the UK so they won’t have to burn their own vast coal reserves. What happened to cries of deforestation? Why have the greens gone mute?

    • Gerald Machnee says:

      That is why they are so upset about the movie, “Planet of the Humans”. It tells what they are destructing.

    • Tomsa says:

      I just did some looking at this pellet production in the US. Read about how they had to modify rail cars (wagons) to move the pellets from various UK ports. They needed multiple ports so that if one had to shut down they could still get the fuel to Drax. Then I looked at the pellet plants in the US, transportation to Baton Rouge to load onto huge ships which take 17-21 days to travel to the UK. Just how much fossil fuel is used to produce all these pellets which they say are sustainable, move them by rail-ship-rail to Drax? In the link I notice the US plants will only produce 30% of Drax’s requirements. Where’s the remainder coming from? And unlike coal the pellets cannot get wet so that adds extra costs for protection like covered wagons/railcars. I just don’t get it.

      https://www.pellet.org/wpac-news/drax-fires-up-biomass-power

    • spike55 says:

      I would love to see DT, POTUS come out and say..

      “no wood pellet exports, live our trees alone”

      UK would have to get there carbon based fuel from some other source.

  6. D Boss says:

    The real goals of the Climate Cult is frighteningly detailed in a short book, the review of which is here:

    https://www.thepostil.com/in-the-green-reich-we-are-all-jews/

    An excerpt:
    “Hitler famously said that he had planted the seed and no one could now predict how and when it would grow back again.

    Environmentalism is that Hitlerian seed, sprouted and flourishing, and which is now so eagerly being nurtured to maturity by people who naively believe that they are doing the right thing. And once the process of evil is locked into place, its mechanisms always follow through to their bitter end. Such is the dire warning of this timely book.”

  7. John F. Hultquist says:

    I grew up in the lands of the Seneca who believed in little people, the Jogah.
    I find it easier to believe in these small folks, and grandmother was from Leprechaun territory, than I do in that DRAX doesn’t produce CO2.
    I’ve even heard that at least one person can see CO2, but not me.
    I do recall seeing . . . never mind.

  8. Gummans Gubbe says:

    I remember we learnt about nitrogen fixation in school. Some synergetic plan-bacteria does it. Lightning does it. And thanks to the triumph of science and technology man can do it. With the use of electric power.

    They will run out of trees very fast unless they start applying fertilizer. Everything these people do make us use more energy.

  9. pinroot says:

    OT, but here’s the latest lunacy from the left:

    https://www.shutdownstem.com/

  10. kzvx says:

    They want to cut down all the trees to help the environment! Of course, renewable energy is used to cut the trees down, renewable energy is used to chop the trees into pellets, renewable energy is used to transport the pellets to the ports, renewable energy is used to transport the pellets across the ocean, renewable energy is used to transport the pellets to Yorkshire… isn’t it?

  11. Peter Carroll says:

    BBC. The Blatant Bull Corporation.

  12. Gamecock says:

    Starting point. Cherry picking.

    Trees have carbon in them. Cut them down and burn them and the carbon is converted to CO2. That an equivalent amount of CO2 will be incorporated into new trees in the future doesn’t change that you released locked up carbon to the atmosphere.

    The starting point is locked up carbon.

    • Gamecock says:

      It is the Whimpy Gambit: “I’ll gladly pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger today.”

      Drax is not responsible for the planting and regrowth of the trees. Their suppliers double promise to regrow, but Drax isn’t on the hook for it. They make their carbon dioxide today. All else is speculation.

  13. Peter Carroll says:

    Gamecock. Exactly the same argument can be used for coal and oil, assuming the standard theory of how they are formed, is correct.

  14. bedford says:

    Wood is a carbohydrate as are coal, natural gas, oil, and biomass . Burn it and you release the stored energy and the carbon dioxide. Has basic chemistry changed recently or are these politicians clueless or just cynical enough to think no one knows this.
    Has BLM approved this, or are there going to be more protests? Shiploads of wood pellets hijacked on the high seas. Hardwood forests in the US set on fire. Pelosi and Schumer dressed as native Americans, kneeling holding bowls of smoldering sage in a photo op splashed across the media.

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