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View Diary: Sunday Train: Unleashing the Political Power of Bio-Coal (128 comments)

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    ... that is built for the policy.

    This is, after all, one strong advantage of government policy pushing it rather than letting "the market" (that is, decisions of large corporations) push it, the opportunity to get a requirement for sustainable production of the biocoal feedstock in at the beginning ...

    ... and then the local producers that begin to produce under that requirement have an incentive to ensure that the requirement remains in place.

    This is similar to the problem of the EU importing biodiesel: no imported any energy source for an country the size of the United State is in reality sustainable, since a system where a country with twice the biocapacity per person as the average country is importing energy can only be duplicated worldwide if we have access to an entire second, unpopulated earth. And we only have the one.

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    by BruceMcF on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 01:17:41 PM PDT

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