Phximiev wrote:I do agree with the comments that state that this notion would still create CO2.
The point is whether it's old
carbon. Old carbon -- as found in fossil fuels -- has been in the ground for eons. Reintroducing it to the atmosphere now, by burning that fuel, increases the total amount of greenhouse gases.
New carbon -- well, it's not really "new"; it's been around just as long as any other carbon -- but up until that plant took it in, it was already part of the atmosphere. The plant, in growing, actually reduced the level of greenhouse gases in the air. When you then take that plant and burn it, you only return that same carbon back to the air -- for no net increase.