Carbon Costs (and Benefits)
kmorrisd at aol.com
Wed Aug 12 21:15:42 EST 1998
I'm working on a short piece on `carbon forest management` for my forestry
clients. I think I have the benefits part down, but I'm short on the costs
Does anyone have references on the energy costs of timber harvesting and
processing--as compared to extraction and processing for other building
materials? Or as compared to the energy benefits of wood buildings?
I remember reading somewhere years ago about how chainsaws and skidders were
the most energy efficient of all machines because of the `static energy` (or
some such) value they created in structural timbers and other wood products.
Does this ring a bell? Any information would be appreciated.
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