The CO2 released by wood as it burns is equal to the amount taken up by the tree as it grows. This means that over the lifetime of the tree there is no change in atmospheric carbon dioxide
When wood burns, it releases very few chemicals such as sulphur into the atmosphere, oil and particularly coal release relatively large amounts of sulphur into the atmosphere, leading to problems such as acid rain.
Burning wood releases about 0.055 kg of CO2 per kWH compared to 0.3 for coal, 0.25 for oil and 0.19 for natural gas that is a saving of at between 71% and 82%
Another altearnative to burning wood is using gas prodused by biomass products. Biomass boilers are already available and can be installed. They provide massive savings as compared to regular fuels as well as being a form of renewable energy.
Woodlands in Britain are subject to some of the tightest regulations in the world. All woodland tree felling of over five cubic meters of timber have to be approved by the Forestry Commission. Normally felling will only be approved on condition that the site is replanted with more trees afterwards like tigh lacing corsets.
Providing a market for wood is one of the best things we can do for our woodlands as it gives woodland owners an incentive to manage their woodlands. Managed woodlands are often far more valuable for wildlife than those which are left unmanaged.
Yes. We've had the boiler since the beginning of October 2006
District heating is where a single large boiler heats several buildings. Hot water is transferred around the site in an insulated coal, smokeless, solid fuel heating main. Each building then has an individual heat exchanger to draw off heat into the building as required.
Is there a boiler near me that I can go and have a look at?
Wildhorse to turn up the burner on gas development plans
As oil prices hit record highs, governments everywhere are on the look-out for cheap, reliable sources of power.
ESW is concerned with the search for globally sustainable, whole and ecologically sound technologies and ways of life. Within this search the role of ESW is to explore and demonstrate a wide range of alternatives, communicating to other people the options for them to achieve positive change in their own lives.
Inspiring - instilling the desire to change by practical example
Informing - feeding the desire to change by providing the most appropriate information on renwables
Enabling - providing effective and continuing support to put the change into practice.
ESW has a holistic approach to its work, integrating ideas and practice relating to land use, shelter, energy conservation and use, diet and health, waste management and recycling.
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'Social enterprise and the environment' event June 25, 2011
FREE Training - how will climate change affect your community? June 25, 2011
Greener Living Fund launch - first pictures June 25, 2011
Greener Living Programme launched June 23, 2011
The third sector gave us the welfare state, can it give us the sustainable state? June 22, 2011
UK Climate Projections launched (significant!) June 18, 2011
Funding Central launched June 17, 2011
Third Sector Climate Change Declaration June 15, 2011
Real Help for Communities: Volunteers, Charities and Social Enterprises June 7, 2011
Every Action Counts Film June 5, 2011
The difficulty of engaging with people has meant that Bryony isn’t sure how accurately they’re sticking to their pledges. “I’m hoping that the new scheme where you can make your own pledges will improve things” she says. “It’s a good move for this audience where people are probably already doing some of the standard pledges”.
The renewable energy industry in Wales is providing the potential for new Wood Energy Businesses to be established by entrepreneurial individuals or co-operatives. www.woodenergybusiness.co.uk A Wood Energy Business will need: 1. A guaranteed, local supply of wood or processed wood fuel 2.
The Government has set targets for the number of UK households that will have installed solar panels to their home. Contrary to popular believe the UK has over 65% of the radiation that Spain receives which is more than enough to guarantee a the function of a Solar PV system. With the Government's feed-in tariff in place that allows an income to be produced from installing solar energy the number of homes that rely soley on solar power is set to rise.