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PFPI Statement on Selection of Tom Vilsack as USDA Secretary

Biden taps Vilsack for agriculture post – can we afford more business as usual?

All posts, US Federal Policy, US Work, Washington DC

An Ambitious Climate Plan that Doesn’t Waste Time on False Solutions

The US Climate Action Network (USCAN) Vision for Equitable Climate Action roundly rejects biomass energy and offers a progressive plan for saving the planet

All posts, Forests, US Work

EPA rears up, acknowledges co-firing biomass with coal increases GHG emissions

Combustion physics lend support to a minor rebellion against lawmakers who legislated biomass as “carbon neutral”

All posts, Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, US Federal Policy, US Work

Groups Urge Senator Udall to Clean Up His Renewable Energy Bill

Why are pro-climate action legislators still advocating burning trees for energy?

All posts, Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, US Federal Policy, US Work

Bio-Beware: PFPI, Investors Petition SEC to Crack Down on Biomass Climate Claims

“Low Carbon” Products Likely to Attract Investors; But are Climate Benefits Real?

All posts, Bioenergy finance, Carbon emissions, Slider content, US Work

The Truly Green Path Forward in 2019

Focusing on forests in the Green New Deal can create jobs and save the climate

All posts, Forests, US Federal Policy, US Work

New report reveals negative community and financial impacts of bioenergy boom

The elite group of plants receiving hundreds of millions in taxpayer handouts had cost overruns, air and water violations, early closures, and lawsuits.

Air Pollution, All posts, Biomass basics, Reports, Science/Analysis, Slider content, Subsidies, US Federal Policy, US Work

Trump Coal Power Plan Could Increase Use of Forest Biomass as Coal Replacement

Allowing states to co-fire biomass with coal will undermine the main objective of increasing coal plant efficiency

Air Pollution, All posts, Carbon emissions, Coal, Forests, US Federal Policy, US Work

Pruitt’s parting shot: a Clean Power Plan that will actually increase CO2 emissions

Co-firing biomass with coal will increase emissions, decrease power plant efficiency, and increase forest destruction, to boot.

Air Pollution, All posts, Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, Coal, US Federal Policy, US Work
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Thirty-three Members of Congress Ask EPA to Reveal Secret Fracking Chemicals

By keeping these chemical identities confidential, the EPA is putting first responders in harm’s way

All posts, Fracking, Oil and Gas, US Work