Join me Wednesday in front of the George R Brown for a protest of tar
sands development. There are cheaper, cleaner, greener ways to fuel
Texas wind power, for example, can produce 80 units of energy for
every unit of energy invested (EROEI). Alcohol from cellulose has
an estimated EROEI of 6. Hydroelectric can be as high as 200. (They
have applied for a hydroelectric permit for Lake Livingston north of
Houston.) But tar sands EREOI is said to be from 1.4 to 7. And
since they must mine the tar and then burn huge amounts of natural
gas to extract it from the sand, the environmental and climate impact
is enormous. Besides my natural gas bill is going up.
"No new unconventional fossil fuels" is my statement to the Canadian
officials from Alberta and Saskatchewan who will be speaking
Wednesday at the NAPE oil conference in the George R Brown tomorrow.
Details in the attached document.
Nan Hildreth 713-842-6643
Action is the antidote to despair....