Massachusetts’ Climate Forestry Committee Recommendations: Follow the Science

Governor Healey asked for – and received – strong scientific support for protecting forests for their climate benefits

Forests, Massachusetts, Uncategorized

Over 100 groups call for end to Biomass Subsidies in Massachusetts

It’s time to enact legislation to fix this problem once and for all.

All posts, Massachusetts, Uncategorized

Burn Notice: Massachusetts Expands Subsidies for Biomass Power Plants

As Baker’s new rules go into effect, advocates urge State Legislature to act.

All posts, Massachusetts, Subsidies, Uncategorized

The EU wants to know how to reduce forest destruction…

We have a few ideas.

Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, European Policy, International, Uncategorized

Virginia should cover wood-burning power plants under its carbon plan

Exempting wood-burning plants and the industrial sector will leave about a quarter of the state’s emissions unregulated

All posts, Carbon emissions, Coal, Uncategorized, Virginia

Webinar Nov 4 & Nov 5: Bioenergy and Waste-burning Loopholes in the Clean Power Plan (and How to Avoid Them)

Want to know how you can influence your state’s implementation of the Clean Power Plan to ensure that the Plan actually reduces emissions of CO2 and other pollutants?

Announcements, Uncategorized, US Work

Fracking in the George Washington National Forest: An Unnecessary Risk

The Bureau of Land Management has a terrible track record for inspecting gas wells its own scientists have said are high risk. Now the George Washington National Forest is at risk from drilling, and BLM oversight.

All posts, Forests, Fracking, Oil and Gas, Uncategorized

Investors press Dominion to come clean on biomass power risks

Dominion should conduct a study explaining the risk to their substantial biomass power investments if, and when, bioenergy CO2 is regulated

All posts, Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, States, Uncategorized, Virginia

New Survey Shows Americans Don’t Support Biomass Energy

Americans across the political spectrum want renewable energy that protects health and the environment, and understand that burning trees for energy is not “clean and green”.

Air Pollution, All posts, Announcements, Carbon emissions, Forests, Reports, Uncategorized, US Work

“Renewable” biomass power cuts forests, pollutes the air, drains rivers, and worsens global warming

There’s no faster way to move carbon into the air than by cutting and burning forests, and permit data shows biomass is dirtier than coal. But consumers pay more for this so-called “clean” energy.

Air Pollution, All posts, Announcements, Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, Forests, Uncategorized