Sunday, October 14, 2012

New UK Environment Minister Favours Anaerobic Digestion and Shale Gas

At this Blog we see this as being superb news for the Anaerobic Digestion business area, especially after views revealed here on this blog site recently, to the effect that the coalition government did not have enough resolve to fund the wonderful options readily available to the nation from a more subsidized push from the government, which would certainly appear to be mainly what is needed for the numbers of UK AD Plants to rise swiftly.
anaerobic-digestion shale gas - Paterson
To read the full story on the new Environment Secretary's speech we recommend that you follow the following link:
Paterson pledges support for AD sector
"Environment Secretary Owen Paterson today pledged his support for the anaerobic digestion industry in his first major speech since joining the government front bench. Addressing delegates at an environmental panel session at the Conservative Party ...letsrecycle.com"
http://www.letsrecycle.com/news/latest-news/compost/paterson-pledges-support-for-ad-sector
Others have also been commenting on the Paterson speech and recent UK government moves in renewable energy as follows:
"Paterson warns of 'unintended consequences' of renewable energy. 9 October 2012 | By Alistair Driver. DEFRA Secretary Owen Paterson has warned of the 'unintended consequences' of some forms of renewable energy, including anaerobic digestion."
http://www.farmersguardian.com/home/renewables/paterson-warns-of-unintended-consequences-of-renewable-energy/50369.article
No doubt there are political dangers in unintended consequences of AD technology, but surely the same can be said about all forms of government subsidy?

Now read this which includes comments about Paterson being keen on Shale Gas. Wow! What a reaction that will cause!

Paterson goes for gas: from anaerobic digestion and shale

"Environment secretary Owen Paterson has called the concept of anaerobic digestion "tremendous" and suggested a different approach to subsidies for energy technologies in a speech yesterday in Birmingham. "We have a huge amount of food waste that ...Energy and Environmental Management (EAEM) Magazine"
http://www.eaem.co.uk/news/paterson-goes-gas-anaerobic-digestion-and-shale
We also recently wrote on shale gas (as in syngas from underground coal combustion) in our article at: http://gasification4energy.com/Gasification-and-Pyrolysis-Articles/Underground-Coal-Gasification-Recent-Developments-and-Fears.php .



 

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