Here is a chart of Europe’s renewable energy use. See the big fat green slice, those are trees. Those trees get burnt and counted as zero emissions.
See the big dark blue slice? 50% of it is trees. Trees are shipped in from all over the world. Shipping is carbon intensive.
For the world to get 33% green liquid bio-energy, we would need land the size of Argentina. People act like we can replace rainforests with plantations and survive.
Are Germany’s Energy Transition Plans Working?
Germany is now a central Russian gas hub, checkmate Russia. Germany in front, China in back. The silk triangle. Germany’s killing itself to get off nuclear and China is killing itself to get on it. China will have 400 nuclear plants by 2050. White liberals are too stupid to live.
China uses German engineering to build Korean/Chinese battery manufacturing plants right in Germany to back up Germany’s own green energy program, and it’s only dawning on Germans that they need both nuclear and battery power to build millions of electric cars.
This is what James Hansen was talking about when he begged those green NGO corporate whores to stop opposing nuclear energy. But anti-nuclear sentiment is a cash cow to Greenpeace, so they told Hansen thanks, but no thanks. They kicked that nuclear puppy away until it came back and bit them in the balls.
Critical race theory question: If I’m white and hate both Jews and Germans, can I still be not racist? Never mind, I’m an equal opportunity hater.
A call out to all comedy writers, critical social/race theory is a rich and endless source of comedic muse. News Flash: comedy = pain.
Bio Fuel Blues
In 2012, a report was published saying Europe got 50% of its renewable energy by burning wood. That triggered me. Although the report may not be precisely accurate, the point was well and truly made.
Europe wants to increase their “renewable energy” up to 30% by 2030, but they don’t want to just burn wood waste anymore, they want to burn everything they can. Wood chip power plants emit 50% more carbon than coal power plants.
“The effect on the world’s forests, carbon and biodiversity is likely to be large because even though Europe is a large producer of wood, its harvest could only supply about 6% of its primary energy. For more than a decade, the increased use of biomass has been supplying roughly 50% of Europe’s increase in renewable energy. To supply even 33% of the additional renewable energy likely required by 2030, Europe would need to burn an amount of wood greater than its total harvest today. This would turn a likely 6% decrease in energy emissions by 2050 under the directive through solar and wind into at least a 6% increase.”
This likely means it would add up to a big fat zero, but we lose our natural forests. We can’t see the forests for the trees.
Emissions have to go down 100% in 20 years, but are projected to rise 16% over the same time. We can’t cut down forests to grow trees and expect to survive when burning trees emits 50% more carbon than coal.
Europe’s Wood Loophole, I didn’t read this because it’s filled with a big bunch of fancy words, but I thought you may want to.
Taking a look at 2017 wood pellet demand projection graphs in the next link, you can see the implied growth of all northern countries in Europe, except Germany.
Here is a totally awesome blog about German biofuels. Germany devotes 50% of its wood extraction to energy production. Totally worth a scan.
Trees are what stop the vacuum of space from kissing the face of earth.
Too much carbon in the air will cause oceans to drift away.
Some say we have 5 years to stop human extinction. We know we can’t do it.
The oceans and air will be gone, earth will not be fine without us.
China just announced the cancellation of combustion engines. This will save China’s air, it will have no effect on climate. This means China will beat Germany in building electric cars and will dominate the industry, just like in solar panels and wind turbines. Will German electric cars run on burnt trees? Yes. Just like our electric cars run on burning gas.