Right under our nose but are we going to cut if off despite our face
For to long we have ignored the vast amount of clean energy available for our use in producing electricity to run our homes and businesses.
How about we make electricity with plant material that comes from our yards? In Dade, Broward, and
One big problem we are facing is how our local government can stand in the way of this idea. Even though our system burns completely clean and carbon neutral I am hoping that they will not set up costs that make this wonderful idea not cost effective. The second big problem is FP&L who will determine how much they will pay each plant for the power generated/
Let us first talk about the potential for government road blocks. What about a permit for the unit? All they have to do is charge fees for the permit to make the project unfeasible. The next road block is environment fees for the regulation of the project; also, the studies they want of what to do with the ash, and so on and so forth. By the time we get the project off the ground another decade or two will have passed. We cannot afford this so we must find a way to easily permit and deploy these bio mass energy plants. We can build one ready to go and start producing energy every two weeks which means by the end of next year we could have twenty of the clean burning bio mass energy plants on line.
What needs to happen is the local and state governments and FP&L help make this reality and not let great idea never come to fruition. FP&L, who currently produces 1% of the energy using renewable fuels, needs to get on board with OGS. They need to pay a fair value for the electricity. Since they have the Monopoly they need to do what is right pay a fair price the production of the energy for the producer to make this project viable. This is a good business for FP&L and their customers because if will fix the cost of energy better than relying on fossil fuels. Think about it, after the bio mass plant is capitalized the producer is then getting paid for the fuel supply by offering inexpensive disposal of organic plant material and paid for the organic fertilizer created out of the ash.
“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
It is biblical the fact that we are returning the plants to dust and putting them back into the soil of the earth.
This is not an end to all means for us to begin to use resources previously unused but it is rather the start towards sustainability for our society. Common sense needs to overrule unfounded concerns when the solutions are natural organic solutions. Utilizing bio mass bio products of our society into the production of clean energy is one of the easiest to implement and start raking in the benefits.
Capital needs for these projects through the private sector will be easy to obtain as long as the government does not stand in the way. These are carbon neutral plants that create no more pollution than if the plant were naturally decomposing in the soil. But by creating a syn gas out of the plants when burning we reduce methane gas that occurs when composting this same material. It is a real possibility that private businesses can put in bio mass gasification plants capable of processing quickly ready available bio mass material. Having said this there is a potential for having 25 operating plants in Dade, Broward, and
We live in an area that has huge amounts of bio mass material like Melaleuca, Australian pine, and Brazilian Pepper trees that are evasive to our environment but would make great bio fuel. What about our solid waste from waste treatment facilities? Companies that produce bio waste would be able to run their companies on their own power generated from their own waste. It is time for us to get our heads out of the clouds and get to work for it is only a matter of time before fuel prices will raise again.