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Surprise! Greedy Green Energy Corporatists are Clear Felling Protected Forests for Biomass

James Delingpole nailed it in his epic book on the “Green” movements true colours – “Killing the Earth to Save it.”

Watts Up With That?

Ready to clear the next protected forest Ready to clear the next protected forest

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Wayne Delbeke – the Guardian has just noticed that a rise in demand for wood chips, for “green” biomass power schemes, has led an increase in logging, including legally dubious clearances of large swathes of protected forests.

Protected forests in Europe felled to meet EU renewable targets – report

Europe’s bioenergy plants are burning trees felled from protected conservation areas rather than using forest waste, new report shows.

Protected forests are being indiscriminately felled across Europe to meet the EU’s renewable energy targets, according to an investigation by the conservation group Birdlife.

Up to 65% of Europe’s renewable output currently comes from bioenergy, involving fuels such as wood pellets and chips, rather than wind and solar power.

Bioenergy fuel is supposed to be harvested from residue such as forest waste but, under current legislation, European bioenergy plants…

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China Counts the Staggering Cost of its Wind Power Experiment

China setup their own small-scale wind and solar power generation purely to appease the West in a symbolic show of “Green” faith.

Where they are winning, big-time, is in the mass-manufacture of wind and solar applications, sold back to the climate change obsessed West.

And the power used to manufacture the 16th Century industrial windmills, ironically, coming from the very coal that the West has condemned, demonised and shipped-off to China so she can open a coal-fired power station every week!

Insanity on a bizarre level.

Great post STT….

STOP THESE THINGS

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Plenty of what Westerners know about the Middle Kingdom is more marvellous myth than solid fact. Fitting squarely within that category is the idea pedalled by wind worshippers that China is working at a furious pace to carpet itself with millions of these things.

In truth, instead of squandering billions on a technology that was abandoned around the time the rot set in for the Qing Dynasty in the 19th century, China has built a phenomenal capacity in hydro power; and is building nuclear and high-efficiency coal-fired plant in order to bring affordable and reliable power to the masses: at present, China is building a coal-fired plant every other day, with plans to export their electricity to power starved Germans.

Just like everywhere else, the wind industry in China overstated its case; claiming that its costs were far lower than those actually realised; and, conversely, claiming…

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