Can A City Run On 100% Renewable Energy?

Can A City Run On 100% Renewable Energy?

[MUSIC PLAYING] RYAN WOLFF: Actually, it’s more like 1,600 tons of wood chips, give or take. What you’re looking at is a train unloading fuel for the McNeil Generating Station, a biomass power plant in Burlington, Vermont. McNeil can generate 50 megawatts of power by burning 76 tons, or roughly three truckloads of wood chips…

Renewable energies: the return of biomass

Renewable energies: the return of biomass

There is an optimum age for harvesting wood. It depends on the function: timber for instance… In the 17th century in France big oak groves were planted. Huge timbers were grown. Harvesting prospects were over a matter of centuries. Nowadays sawmills may exploit trees of a smaller diameter. The cutting age may be chosen, according…