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Old 10-03-2017, 02:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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In Scotland bio-energy is created by harvesting organic matter. The conversion processes used include combustion, anaerobic digestion and fermentation. The extensive and mature forests in many parts of the Highlands and Islands offers a significant opportunity to maximise the potential of bio-energy. As well as using wood, bio-energy is also created using other types of fuel, including grasses, willow, seed crops, and even by-products from industries such as food and drink and agriculture.

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Old 10-03-2017, 04:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Where I work produces up to a few thousand cubic meters of waste water bio gas per day and burns it in a boiler.
We have all that here too.
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Energy sources are site specific. I live on the NY PA state line, 42N 72W. Within 100 miles we have natural gas production, and wind turbines. There is a major hydro site and a nuclear power plant within 200 miles. Timber harvesting produces wood pellets for home heating. Fracking is done in PA but not NY because of political posturing.
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Wind power capital of the world here.
Sure there are windier places in the world but there is no market.
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Scotland is great for the Hydro. It rains most of the time, particularly on the western side.
I remember being in a pub, near Fort William, and an English tourist was complaining how he had been there for two weeks, and it had rained every day. The barmaid's comment was, just as well he hadn't been there for six weeks, because it had rained every day for that spell. Scotland. Lovely country.
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We have pumped hydroelectric also in the US.
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We have pumped hydroelectric also in the US.
Can't match Mother Natures eon-proven thermo-cycling process of converting & elevating water from liquid(oceans) into vapor(clouds) and then back to liquid(rain) or solid(snow) upon higher elevations
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Found an interesting web site for UK energy production. It shows the make up of the sources of electricity at the moment in time. Currently 5pm it is roughly 50% CCGT, 20% nuclear and 20% wind. The rest is coming from other sources such as solar. coal and hydro. We are also selling energy to France and Ireland while buying some from the Netherlands.
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Thanks to fracking, low natural gas prices the air is cleaner than it has been in 25 years and CO2 emissions have been declining for 20 to 25 years.

A fracking ban would be pretty stupid. Unless you think burning more coal is a good idea.
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I'd rather resort to either ethanol or biomethane instead of fracking, due to the groundwater contamination.


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Scotland has one peat burning plant (in my opinion, worse than coal), one biomass wood, one biomass poultry litter, one landfill gas and one from waste recycling. So they are all burning stuff, which does nothing for the planet.
It's better to burn the poultry litter instead of leaving it rot away releasing raw methane in the atmosphere. The same applies to the landfill gas.

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