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    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2018
     
    It seems that the government plans to close all coal plants by 2025. The reason is to reduce the carbon intensity of the grid.

    A long time ago we discussed wheather all CO2 was equal if some was more equal than others. The amount of CO2 emitted from biomass plants is higher per kW than it is for coal plants. Yet is counted as zero! Not all CO2 is being equally accounted for.

    Nobody is talking about energy use reduction, this is very sad as we badly need to reduce our energy use in all sectors.

    I find it strange that no mention is being made of gas or oil fired power plants, they emit CO2.
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    <blockquote><cite>Posted By: tony</cite>It seems that the government plans to close all coal plants by 2025. The reason is to reduce the carbon intensity of the grid.

    A long time ago we discussed wheather all CO2 was equal if some was more equal than others. The amount of CO2 emitted from biomass plants is higher per kW than it is for coal plants. Yet is counted as zero! Not all CO2 is being equally accounted for.

    Nobody is talking about energy use reduction, this is very sad as we badly need to reduce our energy use in all sectors

    I find it strange that no mention is being made of gas or oil fired power plants, they emit CO2.</blockquote>

    Think your memory is fading Tony. Sure it was biomass with less than coal.
    • CommentAuthorTimSmall
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2018
     
    The UK doesn't have any oil fired power stations. Gas combined cycle plants have substantially reduced emissions vs. coal plants. There will also be a cap of 450g CO2 / kWh for other generation sources, including full life cycle biomass generation.

    Agreed we need to do a lot more to reduce usage, I like california's energy efficiency markets scheme, which includes pay per results on retrofit etc.
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    Tim do you have any specific links to article on the Californias systems ?
    • CommentAuthorTimSmall
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2018
     
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