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Power plants that burn scrap wood and other organic materials receive government support as...

Power plants that burn scrap wood and other organic materials receive government support as environmentally preferable to plants that burn fossil fuels, but a WSJ analysis shows they frequently violate emissions standards. Of 107 U.S. biomass plants, 85 have been cited by state or federal regulators for violating air or water pollution standards during the past five years.
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  • Larry Smith
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    When it comes to energy, this administration is clueless.
    24 Jul 2012, 10:17 AM Reply Like
  • maudie
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    @Larry- You meant the economy.
    24 Jul 2012, 11:00 AM Reply Like
  • maudie
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    Power plants that burn scrap wood are environmentally cleaner when you compare what filthy dirty fossil fuel plants actually spew to what environmentalists set as standards for wood burners. Works every time.
    24 Jul 2012, 11:08 AM Reply Like
  • gdonelson
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    Only a handful of biomass facilities using wood waste have been permitted in the US over the last 20 years. The newest gasification technologies are actually cleaner in emissions than burning natural gas.
    24 Jul 2012, 07:55 PM Reply Like
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