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July 17, 2016

Biomass Generates More Electricity Than Solar Panels in the US

Filed under: biomass,CO2,Uncategorized — sunshinehours1 @ 8:51 AM

Stupid and dirty biomass. Produces more CO2 than coal. Lots of particulate matter. Cuts down forests.


“What’s actually happening is we are basically cutting down perfectly healthy, productive trees,” says Tim Searchinger, a research scholar at Princeton University.

In 2015, biomass — which refers to trees or other organic matter burned for fuel — produced more electrical energy in the U.S. than solar panels.





  1. Here in California the Biomass that is used for generation is from vineyard and orchards, however we have over 60 million dead conifer trees standing in the Sierras from drought and Western Pine Bark Beetles. I would prefer they be burned in a biomass plant under hotter combustion and generate less polution that open burning.

    Comment by John Bartlett — July 17, 2016 @ 9:06 AM | Reply

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