Sustainability Journal



August 2012 Issue (files are in PDF format)

Using the heat from large buildings

http://kanata-forum.ca/greenhouse-heat.pdf

The OPA is switching the 200 MW Atikokan power plant from coal to biomass (wood). They have put forward the old argument that on a life cycle basis because trees absorb CO2 they reduce the GHG emissions (by 90% compared to coal, in their opinion). That argument has been examined many times by organizations like Greenpeace, who disagree with the OPA's opinion:

http://kanata-forum.ca/ForestBiomess_Eng.pdf

Some other reports on the subject:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/apr/02/eu-renewable-energy-target-biomass

http://www.salfordonline.com/articles_page/33438-minister_admits_biomass_produces_more_co2.html

 

http://isearch.avg.com/search?q=co2+parliament+biomass+canada&sap=dsp&lang=us&mid=99a873b97fb647d6a5fb05cc224db8d3-50dd11f3e3940f0d12887228bb049fa85a8d2470&cid={90FBA6EC-5FEB-4234-B811-0A0F187546DA}&v=11.1.0.12&ds=AVG&d=12%2F3%2F2011+10%3A50%3A02+AM&pr=pa&snd=hdr

 

http://www.canadianbiomassmagazine.ca/content/view/3521/57/

 

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Wood-Based-Biofuel-Threatens-the-Canadian-Forests-232251.shtml