User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-Regional
Category: Renewable Energy :: Biomass
Last updated: May 23 2017 03:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Scientists are expressing increasing skepticism that we’re going to be able to get out of the climate change mess by relying on a variety of large-scale land use and technical solutions that have been not only proposed, but often relied upon in scientific calculations. Two papers published last week debunk the idea of planting large volumes of trees to pull carbon dioxide out of the air — saying there just isn’t enough land available to pull it off — and also various other strategies for “carbon...
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Handbook provides how-to on heated greenhouses 13.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Anchorage, Alaska • Cold-climate greenhouses have long been an option for increasing the limited growing season in Alaska, where fresh produce is a rarity in a harsh environment. But for many remote communities that rely on costly imported diesel fuel for their power source, they’re too expensive to operate. Now, the state has released a handbook that shows schools and community groups how to build greenhouses heated with a plentiful local resource: wood. The 98-page guide comes as greenhouses g... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Traditional composting isn&#39;t the only means of converting organic waste into energy 31.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
An inquisitive crowd attended the recent Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Talking Green program on anaerobic digestion to learn how organic waste can be turned into energy and fuel using methods from do-it-yourself projects to industrial-scale equipment that could transform consumer waste at a large ski area. The difference between household composting and anaerobic digestion is that the former relies on oxygen, while anaerobic digestion is a process where microorganisms break down biodegradable materials in the absence of oxygen. Alex King, an intern at Innovative Ag Colorado in Steamboat Springs, displayed his build-your-own anaerobic digester made from a model found on the open resource website Solarcities.eu . King, a native of Steamboat Springs, said his eventual goal is to use home food waste that will basically ferment into fuel within his closed container to produce enough methane to replace some of the propane used to power his backyard grill. “This is a great technique because it’s simple ...
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Gypsum’s condemnation of biomass plant acreage along Eagle River overturned by district court 24.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
An Eagle County District Court has rejected the Town of Gypsum’s condemnation of land next to the Eagle River owned by a biomass plant operator, saying the town failed to follow its own rules for publicly announcing its eminent domain plans.
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Biogas company raises a stink over Weld County’s decision to shut down its plant 28.12.2016 Denver Post: Local
A company that converts cow manure into gas energy has sued Weld County commissioners in federal court claiming their "irrational" decision to shut down the renewable energy company's $115 million plant was based on a relatively small number of complaints even though it is in compliance with county odor levels.
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White-nose comes West, readers respond to Grand Canyon harassment, and the election out West 2.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
HCN.org news in brief.
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Oregon’s energy plan offers a glimmer of hope for biomass energy 25.3.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Advocates hope the timber-rich state’s decision to ditch coal could help revive the struggling industry.
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Sensible biomass bill draws opposition 17.2.2016 Durango Herald
With the adrenaline rush of the Super Bowl victory by the Denver Broncos fading but certainly not gone, legislative activity is picking up steam. I had four bills to present in committee last week and all passed the initial test of their first committee votes. I was able to arrange for constituents to provide remote video testimony on...
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India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge 2.10.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEW DELHI (AP) — As the last major economy to submit a target for a global climate pact, India is pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and boost the share of electricity produced from sources other than fossil fuels to 40 percent by 2030.
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Guest Commentary: Colorado's other natural gas industry 9.5.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
As prices fall, layoffs rise and controversies persist, the natural gas industry in Colorado is getting more contentious and smaller.
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A US green-energy blueprint, meant to help Liberia, fails 28.1.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) — On paper, the pitch was simple: A green energy company backed by $217 million in U.
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Gypsum biomass power plant burning in active, three-alarm fire 13.12.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Fire crews from across the Western Slope are being summoned to assist in battling an active, three-alarm fire at a biomass power plant in Gypum on Saturday ...
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Biofuels made by Fort Collins firm to power Southwest, military jets 25.9.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Biofuels made by Fort Collins-based Red Rock Biofuels power Southwest Airlines jets and military aircraft beginning in 2016.
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Breaking down old practices: Forest Service, Confluence Energy open new chapter in timber management 3.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Riding in the passenger seat of a company pickup on a dirt Forest Service road just shy of the Blacktail Creek Campground in Grand County, Confluence Energy’s Don Sanford surveys the landscape that surrounds the remains of a 2,200-acre timber sale. Out there, where stands of aspen trees still fill the horizon, where wildflowers in full bloom cover the ground and where the mountain vistas are rarely seen by human eyes, Sanford sees opportunity. Slash Material left behind by logging companies after a timber sale has been completed. Normally includes the limbs’ tops and remains of lodgepole pines that have been cut down. The material normally has been pushed into huge piles. Slash piles Near the landing area of a logging operation. This material is mostly just tree parts, but also may contain rocks, metal parts and other items that the lumber company left behind. Landing area A small area of a logging operation where trees are processed and then loaded onto trucks to be shipped to sawmills. Sawmill A ...
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Breaking down old practices: Confluence Energy powering the future with diversity 3.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The process of creating bio-based products begins deep in the forest-filled mountains of Northwest Colorado, at the end of recently abandoned logging roads and somewhere in the 20-foot-plus-high piles of twisted limbs, logs and tree parts left behind by logging companies that have taken what they can use. Slash Material left behind by logging companies after a timber sale has been completed. Normally includes the limbs’ tops and remains of lodgepole pines that have been cut down. The material normally has been pushed into huge piles. Slash piles Near the landing area of a logging operation. This material is mostly just tree parts, but also may contain rocks, metal parts and other items that the lumber company left behind. Landing area A small area of a logging operation where trees are processed and then loaded onto trucks to be shipped to sawmills. Sawmill A facility that processes raw timber into lumber for shipping and sales. Chipping Raw timber is placed into a machine that reduces it to chips that ...
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Progress on biomass: Finally seeing the results of waste-to-energy 1.2.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
For most of the last decade, Coloradans have been talking about how to make good use of their mountain forests, dying and gray.
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Oakland transforms waste to renewable energy 21.1.2014 Current Issue
A wastewater treatment plant breaks new ground.
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Soda Creek 5th-graders spend day as scientists 15.11.2013 Steamboat Pilot
On Thursday, Soda Creek Elementary fifth-graders took the field to do experimental research in renewable energy. The scientific opportunity was made possible through grants from local organizations.
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Soda Creek fifth-graders spend Thursday as scientists 14.11.2013 Steamboat Pilot
On Thursday, Soda Creek Elementary fifth-graders took the field to do experimental research in renewable energy. The scientific opportunity was made possible through grants from local organizations.
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Xcel Energy seeks power from forest waste in Colorado 21.5.2013 Denver Post: Business
Xcel Energy seeks power from forest waste in Colorado
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