Currently there are about 75,000,000 pigs in the United States. They generate a lot of poop, for which disposal is an ongoing problem in need of good solutions. North Carolina is home to about 12%Continue reading
When it comes to sources of power, off-shore wind development looks much more attractive than off-shore oil development
A carbon fee program would preserve the personal choice of how we live our lives
Policies devoted to bioenergy should be redirected toward efforts to protect terrestrial carbon stocks and recarbonize the biosphere.
production of wood pellets for fuel is likely to put more CO2 in the atmosphere and maintain less biodiversity on the land during the next several decades.
The perception of high inequality in society has been associated with instability and strife in human populations
There is tremendous growth in wind and solar installations, with good reason—free market economics.
Forest biomass is not carbon-neutral in a meaningful time frame.
All this argues for the electric utility companies to spend far less money planning natural-gas and nuclear-fired power plants and far more on wind mills and improvements to the grid
Overall, embodied energy represents about a third of the energy used in modern society.