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Environmentalists Are Urging the USDA to Reject This Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Tree
August 10, 2017 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  A genetically engineered, freeze-tolerant eucalyptus tree is moving closer to receiving approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, amid concerns about the tree’s possible negative effects on the environment.
The …

The Huge Flaw in How Congress Is Approaching Burning Wood for Energy
June 16, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  … The controversy centers on a specific provision in theHouse appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017 regarding the burning of biomass (typically wood and other plant material) for energy. The bill proposes that …

Don’t Conflate Science and Scientists
May 4, 2016 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/The Washington Post) Letter to Editor: Regarding the April 29 editorial “Burning wood is not the answer to climate change”:
Biomass is a renewable energy resource. Congress is appropriately exercising its oversight …

Biomass Provision in Bipartisan Energy Bill Touches Environmental Flash Point
April 29, 2016 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  …  In the sweeping measure that was overall non-controversial, one provision in particular has some environmental groups in apoplexy – the categorization of biomass as carbon neutral.

Passed by voice vote …

EPA: Chartered SAB to Review Biogenic Framework
March 4, 2016 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has scheduled a public meeting of the chartered Science Advisory Board March 31-April 1. During the meeting, the SAB is expected to conduct a quality review of …

8 Ways Obama Sucks on Climate
February 18, 2015 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Ben Adler (Grist) … But many of the administration’s moves, including a string of recent actions by federal agencies under Obama’s control, show this conventional wisdom to be false. Here are the president’s top eight …

A Carbon Accounting System for the Future
August 15, 2014 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Making sure the federal accounting system for biogenic carbon emissions—ensuring that it is an accurate system, and taking into scientific account the unique features of biomass in the carbon cycle is front …

Reassessment of Inter-related Biofuel, GHG and FFV Policies Needed
July 18, 2014 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Reports out of Washington this week that the Obama administration’s lengthy delay in releasing a final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biofuel blending rule due to a White House desire to re-evaluate …

Supreme Court Issues Its Decision on EPA’s GHG Tailoring Rule
June 27, 2014 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on the U.S. EPA’s Tailoring Rule. While the court invalidated a portion of the rule, it essentially held up EPA’s …

Accounting for Bioenergy Emissions, Benefits Must be Done Right
June 13, 2014 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  With the White House shining a very bright spotlight on its plans for addressing climate change – in particular, the long-awaited proposal to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants under Clean Air Act …

EPA Should Recognize Roles of Biomass, Biotechnology in Mitigating Global Warming, BIO Says
June 9, 2014 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  The Environmental Protection Agency should recognize that carbon emissions from renewable biomass are fundamentally different from those of fossil fuels and that biotechnology can and must play a key role in mitigating …

D.C. Circuit Hinges EPA GHG Power On ‘Tailoring’ Rule Foes Aim To Scrap
July 30, 2013 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

(Environmental NewsStand Climate Policy Watch)  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in two recent rulings has reinforced its position that EPA had adequate Clean Air Act authority for its rule …

Massachusetts Sets Strict Regulations for Biomass: Will This Influence Further Restrictions?
May 9, 2012 – 11:45 am | No Comment

by Meg Cichon (Renewable Energy World)  The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources released a new set of strict standards for biomass in early May that have the potential to cut subsidies for developing plants. According …

EPA Defers Application of CO2 Emissions Rules to Biomass
July 12, 2011 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

(Troutman Sanders)  The EPA on July 1, 2011 issued a final rule deferring for three years application of the Clean Air Act’s Prevention of Significant Deterioration (“PSD”) and Title V permitting requirements to carbon dioxide …

EPA Delays Climate Rules for Biomass Industry
January 13, 2011 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Juliet Eilperin (Washington Post)  In another sign that the Environmental Protection Agency is moderating its climate policy, it announced Wednesday it would exempt the biomass industry from limits on greenhouse gas emissions for three years.
More than two …

Will Biogenic Emission Regulation Curb Biomass Growth?
January 4, 2011 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder  (DomesticFuel.com)  …In December 2010, Forisk Consulting released a study titled, “Economic and Regional Impact Analysis of the Treatment of Biomass Energy Under the EPA Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule.” According to NAFO, the …

EBOOM CAPITAL: New EPA Regulation May Discourage U.S. Biomass Projects
December 9, 2010 – 7:39 am | No Comment

by Terry McDonald (EnergyBoom)  …The EPA agrees with the (U.S. Energy Information Agency) that biomass is a renewable fuel with no impact on the environment: “Although the burning of biomass also produces carbon dioxide, the primary …