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bar1035

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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 6:42:55 AM

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment won a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service to develop a wood-to-energy project to help reduce the risk of wildfire and provprovide economic opportunities in rural Plumas County.
The funds will be used to engineer and design a centralized small-scale facility to process woody biomass removed from local forests, said Jonathan Kusel, executive director of the institute based in Taylorsville.

The Forest Service grant dovetails with a separate $300,000 grant from the California Energy Commission, awarded in February, to develop a cluster of wood-fired boilers to provide heat at local community institutions
Among the goals is studying the feasibility of replacing existing fuel oil and propane heat systems with woody biomass, Kusel
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:52:00 AM

More government spending.
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ok
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Green........the never ending money pit.
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GREEN !
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The only consistent accomplishment is the wasting of taxpayer monies and the interference into the free market. Quit subsidizing!
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:22:22 AM

I hope it works.
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:15:11 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:00:53 AM

And what about the CO2 and particulate emissions in California? Will CARB allow as new pollution source of this nature be constructed?
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MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 8:55:41 AM

waste of money
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 8:49:00 AM

Well, there are plenty of trees in Plumas County!
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 8:24:41 AM

As long as they burn dead wood and brush, yes, sounds like a good idea but what happens when the dead wood is cleared? I wouldn't want to see this grant to be used as an excuse to clear healthy forestland.
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 8:18:24 AM

What was old is new again.
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 8:04:49 AM

Burning dead wood is good,clean up the forests.
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 8:03:32 AM

more tax dollars down nancy pelouzy's crapper
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 7:49:19 AM

I agree the $$$ would keep a couple people out of the unemployment line for a few years. I guess this project is like the $100.00 hammers. Should have just given the money to Nancy Pelosi to give to her brother-in-law for his $7 Million dollar Solar Project in the middle of the desert in Nevada.
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back to the future
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What a joke.
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 7:45:31 AM

Clear cutting the rest of the US won't curb emissions; it will only significantly decrease the natural CO2 absorption while doubling the CO2 generation as these smaller plants typically have marginal emission control systems.
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 7:43:49 AM

Comical... I bet this common sense approach is driving the eco leftists and within the EPA and the eco terrorist organization Sierra Club...nuts.
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markcayer
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 7:32:25 AM

Burning waste and using the energy released seems like a good plan.
How about garbage incinerators to limit the need for landfill dumps?
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throwing the cash in with the logs eh?
What a joke...
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 7:29:53 AM

Burning wood is green again.
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 7:17:05 AM

All this, just to burn wood? Waste of grant money
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 7:13:18 AM

Burn wood? Talk about greenhouse gases. Oh it's the Sierra Institute so it's OK.
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 6:56:19 AM

Interesting. I'm wondering how many jobs can $250,000 create.
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 6:54:11 AM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 6:46:35 AM

Waste of taxpayer money
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