Shareholders urge Dominion Energy to study climate and investment risks of biomass power

Decreasing public and policy support for bioenergy makes the company’s renewable energy investments in bioenergy a liability, instead of an asset.

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Trees, Trash, and Toxics: How Biomass Energy Has Become the New Coal

Lax regulations allowing contaminated wastes to be burned as biomass mean that communities need to protect themselves – they can’t count on air permits to minimize bioenergy pollution.

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Biomass Electricity: Clean Energy Subsidies for a Dirty Industry

A new report gives the most comprehensive listing to date of biomass power facilties proposed around the country, and the taxpayer and ratepayer-funded incentives driving explosive growth in the biomass industry.

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DOE clings to carbon neutral myth at Nippon Paper biomass plant

The environmental impact assessment from the Department of Energy reads like a biomass industry talking points memo, with whole chunks of text lifted straight from documents submitted by the developer.

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Washington State’s Carbon Ponzi Scheme

Acting as if the carbon emitted from trees cut and burned here will be sequestered by trees over there makes as much sense as letting a coal plant write off its emissions because it’s not cutting trees over there, either.

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