Federal policies promoting burning forests for fuel are undermining climate action and harming communities.

In the US, our federal work focuses on shaping national climate and forest policy. With the persistent threat of the biomass industry pushing for energy subsidies and unsustainable harvesting of American forests, PFPI fights to limit the role of biomass in our energy sector, advance science and protect nature. To promote the integrity of environmental policy, PFPI works to ensure science-based standards for energy and carbon accounting. We collaborate with climate justice advocates around the country to increase awareness of the health and environmental impacts of biomass energy and advocate for forest protection, healthy communities and clean renewable energy.

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Groups call on Congress to ditch the biomass “carbon neutrality” rider

More than 100 local, state, and national organizations are urging House and Senate leaders to keep the biomass carbon neutrality rider and other environmental poison … Read more

PFPI Statement on Selection of Tom Vilsack as USDA Secretary

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

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”

Groups Urge Senator Udall to Clean Up His Renewable Energy Bill

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

The Truly Green Path Forward in 2019

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

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.

Partnership for Policy Integrity