Category Archives: Biomass

Islanders are asking the right questions about biomass heating 23Nov2019

PEI’s use of wood for heating public buildings has been cited as a model we should follow here. From the Lahey Report(Aug 21, 2019): Conclusion 7: Some say that harvesting trees for energy production, sometimes called biomass harvesting particularly when … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Government issues a RFP – Assessing the Potential for Carbon Offset Credit Generation in Nova Scotia 16Sep2019

The “RFP Particulars” should be made publicly available; we are all stakeholders when it comes to climate change Update (Sep 20, 2019): Nova Scotia asking for input on carbon credit opportunities Stuart Peddle in the Chronicle Herald, Sep 19, 2019 … Continue reading

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“It’s time for Nova Scotia political leaders to stop what seems to be a runaway, and rationally incoherent, biomass energy policy” 9July2019

So reads a line in EDITORIAL: Senseless biomassacre (Chronicle Herald Fri July 5, 2019). Some  extracts: A groundbreaking scientific study released earlier this week showed the unparalleled power of the world’s trees to quickly and cheaply limit climate change. The … Continue reading

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XR Nova Scotia gets its message about forest biomass to Emera/NSP execs 15Apr2019

UPDATE – For a Valley Perspective on the Day, see ‘Train wreck coming’ – Activists push for more media coverage, more action on climate change Lawrence Powell for the Cape Breton Post, Apr 16, 2019 —————————- Close to 100 participants, … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia L&F and Energy, take note: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission petitioned to protect investors against misleading claims about biofuels and the like

One more reason to remove the veil of secrecy over NS government support of plans to develop a Forest Biorefinery for Nova Scotia The Nova Scotia government, at least post-Dexter who touted NS’s first investments in biofuels in 2012, generally … Continue reading

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Mon Apr 15, 2019: Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia to demand a stop to burning of coal and forests for electricity

The initiative of Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia to highlight Forest Biomass in the upcoming event is a breath of fresh air Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia, founded in November 2018, lifted off in Nova Scotia on Feb 17, 2019 On the … Continue reading

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Time for Nova Scotia Government to come clean on forest bioenergy feedstocks 19Mar2019

The film Burned that is making the rounds in NS and elsewhere is NOT about forest bioenergy facilities for which most of the feedstocks are genuine wood processing wastes. It’s about forest bioenergy facilities for which most of the feedstocks … Continue reading

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Burned, the Movie about forest bioenergy, continues to make the rounds in Nova Scotia

While our bureaucrats, politicians, industrial forestry and Nova Scotia Power continue to claim that the Port Hawkesbury biomass plant contributes to GHG reductions for NS, Burned,the Movie, continues to make the rounds:

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“My Little Bit Won’t Hurt” – Carbon Emissions & Biomass Burning

Or maybe it will Guest Post by Norris Whiston The following graph of an Antarctic ice core sample covers Earth’s last 800,000 years. It was done by the British Antarctic Survey (Natural Environment Research Council) and reported 14 November 2016. … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia’s version of “Burned”: It’s TOO Big – Biomass

Antigonish filmmaker Peter Murphy and a group of four ACALA volunteers re-released what might be described as “the Nova Scotia version of Burned” on Vimeo a few days ago: It’s TOO Big – Biomass, 8 min 54 secs, with local … Continue reading

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