Centre for Alternative Technology
Burning things wastes a lot of energy – even burning waste.
1. Plain Old Inefficiency
The systems and infrastructure for the generation and distribution of electricity in the United Kingdom is extremely poor, nigh on immorally wasteful. See the diagram above from the Zero Carbon Britain 2030 report :-
There are so many things that could be done to improve on that enormous loss of energy, and save on Carbon Dioxide Emissions at the same time.
Continue reading Burning Things Is Wasteful
So, digging up dirty old decaying fish causes massive coastland and marine pollution. Would bioethanol from corn be better ?
Not really. First there’s the amount of land required to grow all that corn to burn in all those tanks (see diagram at top of page).
Continue reading Fossil Fuels versus Corn Ethanol