Definition of bioenergy
: energy for industrial or commercial use that is derived from biological sources (such as plant matter or animal waste) We also are pursuing many energy supply technologies with comparatively low or zero CO2 emissions profiles, such as solar, wind, geothermal, bioenergy, and combined heat and power. — Spencer Abraham
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Professor Jacobson not only claims renewables’ share can be ramped up on the cheap to 100 percent within a few decades, but also that it can be done without bioenergy, which today contributes about half of the country’s renewable-energy production.
Combined, the categories of energy efficiency, transportation, solar and bioenergy drew more than two-thirds of clean-tech venture capital investment from 2011 to 2016, according to Brookings.
Under the agreement with the bioenergy company SG Preston, JetBlue would cover about 20 percent of its annual fuel use at Kennedy International Airport, its home base, with a biofuel blend.
World-wide tree plantations, soil modification or bioenergy crops could add to the planetary harm of global warming, scientist warns.
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