This is from October 2012, but still worth celebrating. We keep dealing with communities where local officials want to pursue incineration (not realizing that it's the most expensive and polluting way to make energy or to dispose of waste) while they haven't even tried to get serious about zero waste programs (redesign / reduce / reuse / recycle / compost). San Francisco is leading the way, having managed to hit 80% diversion of waste from landfills and incinerators. Other communities, like Austin, Texas, have developed ambitious zero waste plans as well and find them economically viable even while competing with super-cheap landfilling fees of only $20/ton. Read on for the news from San Francisco:
Genetically Engineered Trees for Bioenergy Pose Major Threat to Southern Forests
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A new study out of Norway demonstrates what opponents of biomass energy have been saying for years: logging forests for bioenergy leads to a permanent increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Photos Show Whole Trees Burned for Biomass Power
Green Group Appeals California Biomass Proposal
The Cellulosic Myth
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Electronic Map Tracks Logging for Biomass Energy
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