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Wood for energy The pros and cons of biomass plants

There are 70 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Oct 29, 2009, titled Wood for energy The pros and cons of biomass plants. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

Would burning wood on a large scale to produce electricity be a boon or a bane? It depends on who you talk to.

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jway

Florence, AL

#63 Nov 18, 2010
Lets see Mike you were bad mouthing the AL.Nuke Pant for up grading so as to be able to compete with other energy sources.Now you are warning what will happen if there is no competition.
Mike Mulligan

Boston, MA

#64 Nov 18, 2010
And it took Obama to fix it:

TVA OKs cooling tower expansion

By Eric Fleischauer
For the TimesDaily

Published: Friday, November 5, 2010 at 3:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 10:28 p.m.

The TVA board of directors, holding its first meeting since President Barack Obama appointed three new members, unanimously approved Thursday a $160 million expansion of cooling towers at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant.

Once complete, Tennessee Valley Authority President Tom Kilgore expects the project to reduce or eliminate the shutdowns that high river temperatures caused this summer. TVA estimated the reduction in Browns Ferry power during periods of high demand cost ratepayers about $50 million…
Mike Mulligan

Boston, MA

#65 Nov 18, 2010
I am just mocking the stupidity of these southern nuclear operators…

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/nov/05/tva-...

TVA rejected a similar proposal in 2005 when officials projected that the extra cooling capacity was not needed to keep the river within thermal limits set by state regulators. But hot weather forced TVA to limit Browns Ferry generation during two of the past four summers when river water temperatures approached allowable limits.
Mike Mulligan

Boston, MA

#66 Nov 18, 2010
Mike Mulligan wrote:
And it took Obama to fix it:
TVA OKs cooling tower expansion
By Eric Fleischauer
For the TimesDaily
Published: Friday, November 5, 2010 at 3:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 10:28 p.m.
The TVA board of directors, holding its first meeting since President Barack Obama appointed three new members, unanimously approved Thursday a $160 million expansion of cooling towers at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant.
Once complete, Tennessee Valley Authority President Tom Kilgore expects the project to reduce or eliminate the shutdowns that high river temperatures caused this summer. TVA estimated the reduction in Browns Ferry power during periods of high demand cost ratepayers about $50 million…
Sorry!

http://www.timesdaily.com/article/20101105/NE...
Mike Mulligan

Boston, MA

#67 Nov 18, 2010
jway wrote:
Lets see Mike you were bad mouthing the AL.Nuke Pant for up grading so as to be able to compete with other energy sources.Now you are warning what will happen if there is no competition.
I suffer from the disease of being able to hold two or more contradictory thoughts in my head at the same time.

I am saying our society’s model with what we think about “competition” is a inadequate means to manage our energy needs in the future.

Whether it is heavily subsidized wood chip plants or nuclear plants…the tax reduction benefits, the terms we use as competition for the utilities …the model we use to manage our needs and resources are modeled incorrectly.

At the end of the day, the model is not aligned to support the future and our societies needs.

Fundamentally we need first is absolute truth in advertising with everything energy.
akmed

Germany

#68 Nov 18, 2010
wood is renewable energy if you have an eternity to wait
Mike Mulligan

Boston, MA

#69 Nov 18, 2010
It is truth that eternity waits for?

Or is it time that reassembles the truth.

Could it be time disassembles the truth...a ever expanding universe and colder universe.

Time places us in a polarity…the possibility of choices…where we reassemble the truth by our choices?
jway

Florence, AL

#70 Nov 18, 2010
I am looking for plans or information on a gasomizer, any one experimented with one? not sure about the spelling.Converting wood smoke into a gas to run a truck..
Mike Mulligan

Boston, MA

#71 Nov 18, 2010
See I think the way to go is do a TVA type deal with the new nukes. As a experiment, build say five plants at the same time and same designed…design them for 60 years and high capacity factor. Really standardization them big time. Let them be a government owned merchant plant. After say five years sell them to the utilities…when they are a object success and completed cheaply.

I am convinced the only one with enough power and weight is the government. The project is just too big for a typical utility.
jway

Florence, AL

#72 Nov 19, 2010
You may be on to somthing Mike.

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