The plan touches on how restoration activity done in federal and state forests will reduce risks of catastrophic fire and insect infestation, and at the same time immediately create rural jobs while providing a biomass source that can be utilized to generate heat and electricity or as a feedstock for liquid fuels.Well what do you know about that?
The ferocious environmentalists of Oregon who once banned geothermal power development now think utilizing wood waste for generating power is better than burning coal unlike those fine folk in the northeast who use the Manomet study backed by the Sierra Club to stall and maybe end the building of biomass power plants.
For sure the Manomet bunch defends itself by saying it only meant that cutting down towering timbers for firewood was not a good idea. Yeah, better to have forest fires burn them down. Nobody cuts down large trees for firewood.
Oregon has lots of the foolishness of solar and wind installations for sometime energy. It has used this beautiful lake
By terryhallinan at 2010-06-05
as a nuclear waste dump because it is in eastern oregon where there are few voters. But Oregon is a leader in sensible renewable energy including catching up on geothermal.
How's come Oregon, and the northwest in general, have all those tall timbers that renew themselves to rapidly even if they are not just the right height for Romney?
An interesting current theory is that it's the bears. The bears and the salmon. The bears have been spreading salmon remains around for eons.
Now if they could just get a load of the bullshit from the California environmentalists that have infected public discourse, they could produce more fertilizer and fuel pellets to turn Oregon even greener.
Wouldn't that be nice?