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LOW wood use. Seems to me this is very geographically dependent.

I live in the northerrn woods and we are surrounded by trees now mostly dead due to pine beetle infestattion. Log homes are still very common and many people outside built up areas still heat with wood. If they don’t burn it for heat the wood just rots there.

On the other hand I can see where wood use in the southern deserts would be problematic.

Likewise dependence on continuous sunlight may not be practical for those who live in coastal climates with lots of cloud cover. Yes I realize the better solar panels produce some power even under cloudy but it may not be sufficient. We just finished a five day stretch of no sunshine but had heavy cloud ccover all the time