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BIOMASS NEWS

» Get ready for another biomass battle
Baker administration rules betray forests, climate, science
By Mary S. Booth, CommonWealth Magazine
May 14, 2019

» Save coal plant and prevent forest fires? APS assesses biomass conversion at Arizona unit
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
April 4, 2019

» Environmental groups oppose state’s biomass incentives
By GRETA JOCHEM, Daily Hampshire Gazette
March 21, 2019

» Groups ask Baker to back off wood-burning initiatives
By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle
March 20, 2019

» Blame wood-burning stoves for winter air pollution and health threats
By Michael D. Mehta, Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Thompson Rivers University, The Conversation
March 7, 2019
Michael D. Mehta is affiliated with the Gabriola Island Clean Air Society and Doctors and Scientists Against Wood Smoke Pollution.

» State kickstarts Western Massachusetts wood chip industry with renewable thermal energy grants
By Mary C. Serreze, Mass Live
February 11, 2019

» Baker-Polito Administration Announces $2.8 Million in Matching Funding for Renewable Heating Infrastructure
Projects to Increase Availability of Renewable Heating Fuels
Press Release
February 11, 2019

» City Council Questions Status Of Permits For Power Plant Project
By Paul Tuthill, WAMC radio
October 19, 2018

» Springfield City Council seeks answers, options after plans announced for biomass plant construction
By Peter Goonan, MassLive
October 4, 2018

» Scientists say halting deforestation ‘just as urgent’ as reducing emissions
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
October 4, 2018

» Plant to power Ashfield lumber biz draws ire
By Richie Davis, Daily Hampshire Gazette
June 24, 2018

» BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?
BURNED tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel
Documentary By Marlboro Productions
2017

» Massachusetts Issues Guidelines For Woody Biomass To Qualify For Alternative Energy Incentives
By Paul Tuthill, WAMC radio
December 27, 2017

» Push to Burn Wood for Fuel Threatens Climate Goals, Scientists Warn
Scientists say a new EU renewable energy policy on biomass is ‘misleading’ and will raise emissions. U.S. forests are being turned into wood pellets to feed demand.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
June 24, 2018

» New Study: Biomass Energy Has Big Climate Impact Even Under Best Case Scenario
Partnership For Public Integrity (PFPI)
February 21, 2018

» The 100 Most Polluting Biomass Energy Facilities in Pennsylvania – Map, Database, and Report
Partnership For Public Integrity (PFPI)
October 21, 2014

» Federal Trade Commission Bioenergy Report
Partnership For Public Integrity (PFPI)
July 28, 2014

» Trees, Trash, and Toxics: How Biomass Energy Has Become the New Coal
Partnership For Public Integrity (PFPI)
April 2, 2014

» Securities and Exchange Comm. Bioenergy Report
Partnership For Public Integrity (PFPI)
November 20, 2013