With my tax dollars, I definitely do not support burning wood, "garbage", and another invasive species such as "Arundo Donax" or "giant cane" into an incinerator as a source of "electricity". There are so many other demands for wood waste, such as chip board, landscaping mulch, natural release of nutrients, pulp, etc.
Biomass burning is an extremely insatiable model which requires enormous mass to keep this Beast fed. The dependency on Massive amounts of materials at the rate that reproducing humans consume is not sustainable. Once we invest $Billions, it will be another trap as it is with fossil fuels and "forest farming".
Also, we need to Allow Our Forests to Heal for this is an extremely complex Ecosystem that is Our Greatest Carbon Sink and source of Oxygen. We could never afford to replace what we've already been given on this most unique planet.
The highest priorities for energy demands are:
1) reduce consumption,
2) increase energy efficiency usage.
3) invest and develop more Clean, Safe, Abundant energy systems such as Solar, Wind, and Hydro.
With time, focus and funds we have the potential to store and meet the base load of these sources. There are many places on this earth that are exposed to full on sun or wind most of the time.
It is critical to factor in all Costs, especially the Health of Our Planet and Lives.
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