Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Even this model can produce a nuclear and CCS-free scenario. Funnily enough, it can't produce a fossil-free scenario, because it always enforces some fossil fuels for industrial use - there is no synthetic hydrocarbon process in it.
by LondonAnalytics (Andrew Smith) on Sat Oct 13th, 2012 at 11:19:13 AM EST
[ Parent ]
One thing I can't find is any reference for thermal plants burning landfill-grade non-recyclables, whereas there is already a program to ramp this up in the UK. Perhaps it is subsumed in the "biomass" category, but it needs to be considered separately in a model. I for one would not plant crops for biofuels, but you can produce second-generation liquid fuels from any gasification technology. And that's about the only way you can sustainably drive your oil imports towards zero.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Tue Oct 16th, 2012 at 04:42:18 AM EST
[ Parent ]
It's buried in the "Volume of waste and recycling" option: EFW is an obscure set of initials that here stands for "Energy from waste"
by LondonAnalytics (Andrew Smith) on Tue Oct 16th, 2012 at 08:30:34 AM EST
[ Parent ]


Top Diaries

Impeachment gets real

by ARGeezer - Jan 17

A Final Warning

by Oui - Jan 10

Environment Anarchists

by Oui - Jan 13

More Spanish repression

by IdiotSavant - Jan 6

Occasional Series