Thursday, February 01, 2007

I was chatting to Mum about different types of GreenPower. I feel that we should be avoiding biomass power generation because while it can be argued that it is a carbon neutral process because the carbon stored in the biomass is released then restored in new biomass it would be better to let the biomass compost naturally and therefore store the carbon in the soil. This process improves the soil rather than degrading it by constantly extracting minerals and nutrients. It is argued by some people that a significant amount of carbon could be sequestered into our soils in this way. Soil degradation is yet another significant issue that we will face in the coming years.

Here's a link about a proposed biomass power plant that could have a devastating impact on the ecosystem in the Huon Valley in Tasmania:

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