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A question of quantities

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

From Mr. Seldon B. Graham

To The Honorable James F. Wood,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for Fossil Fuel.

Dear Mr. Wood,

Thank you for answering my email to Energy Secretary Steven Chu which asked for an answer to the following simple question:

  • Why is it that carbon dioxide from carbonated beverages, pets, cattle, farm animals, humans, yeast, dry ice, fireplaces, charcoal grills, campfires, wildfires, alcohol and ethanol is good, and carbon dioxide from fossil fuel is bad?

You did not provide a scientific answer to my question. However, you did state that “One of the largest sources of CO2 [carbon dioxide] emissions is the combustion of fossil fuels” and that “Combustion is considered a ‘point source’ since all the emissions from the combustion process are emitted from a chimney,” I assume that you are the James F. Wood who recently retired from Babcock Power Inc., “The Babcock that is more than just a boiler company.” (more…)