Senate Legislation Cedes the US Forest Carbon Sink to the Biomass Industry – Even as Forests Are Already Declining

We all know burning trees drives climate change, but Senate legislation now being considered would dictate that burning more trees does not increase carbon pollution.

All posts, Biomass basics, California, Carbon emissions, New Hampshire, States, Tennessee, Vermont

MA biomass regulations – what do they mean?

Considering renewable energy is supposed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including low-efficiency, high-emissions biomass power in state RPS programs doesn’t make sense.

All posts, Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, Massachusetts, States

Nasty fight in New Hampshire cracks open truths about biomass industry

What the NH biomass plant operators know, and what their statements demonstrate, is that biomass fuel is getting scarce and costly, the biomass industry is heavily dependent on subsidies, and that pollution controls can be prohibitively expensive.

Air Pollution, All posts, Carbon emissions, Forests, New Hampshire, States, Subsidies