Category Archives: Biomass

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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Reposting: Readings from Maine: Mitch Lansky on managing forests to increase carbon capture and reduce carbon emissions

The movie Burned is getting a lot of attention these days in Nova Scotia, as it is shown in communities around the province. As a constructive contribution towards the discussions that follow, it seemed appropriate to repost this item, originally … Continue reading

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Reposting: Planning ahead for Industrial forestry in Nova Scotia – allowing bigger trucks on our roads

deja vu, paving the roads for industrial forestry in Nova Scotia After reading Province reduces regulatory burden for truck and forestry industries by Danielle McCreadie in Halifax Today (Jan 2, 2019) subtitle: “Road reclassifications to allow efficient truck axle configurations … Continue reading

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McNeil & Co firm on closure of Boat Harbour, vague on plan B (Biomass, Biofuel, Biorefinery and Bioeconomy)

The government should be explicit (public and transparent) about the options it is exploring and talk to more than just the advocates for Biomass, Biofuel, a Biorefinery and the Bioeconomy before taking us further down that path Update/Comment Dec 15, … Continue reading

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