Mass. eyes forests as energy source

Aug 17, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: MyFoxBoston

In its push for renewable energy, Massachusetts is hoping to add wood-burning power plants to the list of green power options that already include wind turbines and solar panels.

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ShellyT

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Aug 17, 2009
 
Cutting trees down isn't going to help climate change! Are these people nuts??
Statesman Not Politicians

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Aug 17, 2009
 
ShellyT wrote:
Cutting trees down isn't going to help climate change! Are these people nuts??
Apparently.

Instead of cutting down the forest they could just as easily have the wind driven turbines on poles that extend above the tree tops then the poles themselves can carry the power on the wire to home base.
Statesman Not Politicians

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Aug 17, 2009
 
Better yet, telescopic poles that will go up as trees grow just like telescopic sign posts are lowered for an approaching hurricane.

The technology is there but they would rather slash and burn.
Adrian in Tacoma

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Aug 17, 2009
 
Couldn't they power generators with maple syrup, might help with air quality and pancake sales revenue...

Since: Jun 09

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Aug 18, 2009
 
Why don't we just cut out the middle man and replace everyone's electric stoves with wood-burning ones.
and then we can get rid of streetlights and just have candles in the light poles. We'd create a lot of jobs when we need people to light and extinguish them.
We should probably get rid of personal computers too, since they use so much power, and just give people wood to whittle.

Wood solves ALL of our problems!!!

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Aug 18, 2009
 
ShellyT wrote:
Cutting trees down isn't going to help climate change! Are these people nuts??
You do understand that trees are "farmed" just like corn, soybeans and cotton, don't you? They are a renewable resource all over the country.
Adrian in Tacoma

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Aug 18, 2009
 
Just like farmed fish and wild, you can tell the difference in quality - too bad they don't explain about the side effects of bioengineered products, now that all pharmaceuticals seem have the same warnings on tv...Don't touch if nursing or pregnant!

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Adrian in Tacoma wrote:
Just like farmed fish and wild, you can tell the difference in quality - too bad they don't explain about the side effects of bioengineered products, now that all pharmaceuticals seem have the same warnings on tv...Don't touch if nursing or pregnant!
I doubt that the quality of farmed trees is high on the list of priorities when you are burning it, making alcohol or paper pulp from them.

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