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Category Archives: Anaerobic Digester
Climate Action, food and farming: a seismic shift for the NFU?
Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with my critical views on the National Farmers Union, the NFU – over the years. So be prepared for a shock, brace yourselves and read on. Or stop now if your cognitive … Continue reading
Posted in agro-ecology, Anaerobic Digester, biofuels, biogas, climate action, NFU Tagged agroecology, climate chaos, NFU 2 Comments
Sense and Nonsense on Biogas
Maize grown specifically for Anaerobic Digesters to produce “biogas” is an increasingly common crop in England, especially in the South West. The area under Biogas Maize increased by 55% in 2016 compared to 2015, to 52000ha. The National Farmers Union … Continue reading
Posted in Anaerobic Digester, biogas, Maize Tagged Biogas, ecotricity, Maize, nature 23 Comments
Parliament calls for ban on double subsidy for biogas #Maize.
Maize is in the news again, especially Maize specifically grown to power Anaerobic Digesters to produce biogas. In response to at least two years of calls for reform to the biogas subsidy regime, last week the Government finally launched … Continue reading
Posted in Anaerobic Digester, biogas, cross compliance, Maize Tagged anaerobic digesters, Biogas, cross compliance, Maize, south dorset ridgeway, subsidy 8 Comments
More Maize Madness: Far from being a climate change panacea, producing Biogas helps intensify its consequences
Tackling climate change is one of the most pressing and urgent things facing humanity, alongside (and related to) the 6th Global Extinction crisis. Some suggest that tackling Climate Change trumps all other considerations. One of the biggest consequences of climate … Continue reading
Posted in Anaerobic Digester, biogas, climate change, flooding, Floodplains, Maize Tagged AD, Biogas, climate change, flooding, Maize 25 Comments