So, where do we stack up as far as biomass generated energy is concerned? Kilwa Biomass Wood Energy News recently posted a year end summary. The summary was prepared by Tim Probert and posted on RenewableEnergyWorld.com. The most telling part of the report illustrated the impact natural gas had on the development of biomass energy.
"... the most important factor impacting biomass in 2012 was not Washington, D.C. but natural gas prices. As a result of an abundance of natural gas from shale gas fracking, several coal plants - which may otherwise have been potential candidates for biomass co-firing or conversions - were closed, often to be replaced with combined-cycle gas turbine power plants." To read the full story click here.
What do you think about using trees, a renewable energy source "wood", to provide heat and power? This can be as simple as burning firewood to heat your home or buring wood chips and pellets to fuel boilers that can generate both heat and electricity.