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Biofuels are worse than fossil fuels, research finds

Biomass is often described as a clean, renewable fuel and a greener alternative to coal and other fossil fuels for producing electricity. But recent studies have shown that many forms of biomass especially from forests produce higher carbon emissions compared to fossil fuels. In particular, a growing body of peer-reviewed, scientific studies shows that burning wood from whole trees in power plants to produce electricity can increase carbon emissions relative to fossil fuels for many decades—anywhere from 35 to 100 years. This time period is significant: climate policy imperatives require dramatic short-term reductions in greenhouse gases, and these emissions will persist in the atmosphere well past the time when significant reductions are needed.

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Cyclists in the Dublin area have reasons to be hopeful

26th April, 2016 A proposal by Fine Gael Councillor Paddy Smyth to reconfigure parking arrangements to improve cycling safety in Dublin’s Georgian quarter and Fingal County Council’s motion to establish a Cycling and Walking Officer post suggest that cyclist needs are being taken more seriously. …