Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The conversion of energy

Fossil fuels contain carbon from their expired forbears- I understand that.

Refining them concentrates the 'good' stuff.- I understand that.

Burning fossil fuel releases the bottled up carbon. -ok, if you say so.

Planting trees offsets that natural gas that plants need to live.- I need to get a couple thousand acres to plant a crop of 'cash-for-trees'.

What I'm not sure of is, is that carbon ,,,like burned and somehow exponentially weighs more than it did in it's liquid fuel state?

The reason I'm asking is that some Canadian ecoweiniee is planting almost 1,200 trees to offset 0bamas trip to Copenhagen. That's 196 tons of carbon, supposedly. How much fuel would it take to fly DeeCee to Copenhagen?

1 comment:

  1. http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/co2.shtml

    A gallon of gasoline produces about 20 pounbds of cardon dioxide when burned. JP wouldn't be that far off.

    Couldn't tell you the JP burn of those 4 jets on AF! Also have no idea how much carbon dixiode those trees will absorb.

    Whole damn thing is a hoax anyway.

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