Thursday, December 1, 2016

Government imposed Renewable Energy targets = clear cutting protected forests

Who didn't see this coming?
Protected forests are being indiscriminately felled across Europe to meet the EU’s renewable energy targets, according to an investigation by the conservation group Birdlife.
Up to 65% of Europe’s renewable output currently comes from bioenergy, involving fuels such as wood pellets and chips, rather than wind and solar power.
Bioenergy fuel is supposed to be harvested from residue such as forest waste but, under current legislation, European bioenergy plants do not have to produce evidence that their wood products have been sustainably sourced.
But if you don't support the Green policy flavor du jour, you just hate the earth.

3 comments:

Ted said...

Let's run down the list.

Hydro power...... nope. Fish Quizenart
Wind power.........nope. Bird Quizenart
Solar Farms.........nope. Fried Birds
Offshore Wind .....nope. Spoils the view
Tidal power...........nope. Blocks the harbors prevents fish spawning
Biomass................nope see above


See. Modern living is not possible. Therefore we must adopt to the 12th century practices of the "religion of peace".


Problems solved

Bill Matthey said...

Nuclear

Ted said...

Exactly Billl ..... but don't ever suggest that as a solution to a "greenie".

Nuclear???!!!???? ........ OMG. We will all die!!!!!!! ..... and glow in the dark!!!!