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According to USFS standards regarding nutrition, habitat, etc., Vermont harvest removals should be limited to 980,410 dry ton/y. However, Vermont’s 2014 harvest was 1,330,674 dry ton, an excess removal of 350,265 dry ton, per USFS.
Even More Wood Burning is Being Planned
The Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan, CEP, projects space heating from wood burning, including pellets, to increase from 10.730 TBtu in 2010 to 14.533 TBtu…Continue
Posted on August 13, 2018 at 6:00am
Vermont’s wood burning harvest was 354,462 cords, or 886,155 green ton for firewood + 347,342 green ton for electrical generation = 1,233,497 green ton in 2014. See URL.
About 347,342/719,033 = 48% of total…Continue
Posted on August 11, 2018 at 9:30am
100% RE aficionados, almost all of them never even designed, analyzed and operated any energy system, claim wind and solar, and hydro + bio + waste, and energy storage, and demand management, and energy efficiency, and heat pumps and the batteries of electric vehicles will provide electricity, at a minimum of 99.97% reliability, 24/7/365.
They likely do not know it takes only 40% of all US primary energy to generate electricity. That leaves 60% which would be much more…Continue
Posted on August 8, 2018 at 9:30am
The 100% RE proponents in New England are opposed to additional gas lines gas to bring more gas to New England, and are opposed to additional gas storage systems. They support the 100% RE proponents in New York State and Massachusetts, who have blocked pipelines to bring low-cost, domestic natural gas from Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale.…Continue
Posted on July 28, 2018 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments