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Biomass power plants burn coal, apparently. Also, liquid biofuel from biomass is apparently code for coal-to-liquids.
Decreasing livestock numbers increases oil imports! Obvious, really; biomethane etc fuels not only all the tractors and trucks to transport feed etc involved in animal husbandry, but a significant portion of the general vehicle fleet : really?
It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue
- Queen Elizabeth II
better would be electric tractors...
'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
Yeah, that's a silly thing. Solid-fuel plants are all much of a muchness in the model. So if you don't allocate enough biomass production / imports, then rather than scaling down the solid-fuel plant capacity factor, it just uses coal instead. That's fixable. I'd add it to my TODO list.
It's not an economic simulator. It's a scenario simulator.
So if the user specifies N amount of biofuel plant in their scenario, that's what they should get. That's just a matter of good UX design.
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