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  1. Study of Woody Biomass Energy

    ... of using wood for energy in Massachusetts, titled “ Biomass Sustainability and Carbon Policy Study .”  The study was conducted ... the greenhouse gas impacts on the atmosphere of using woody biomass will be a function of the lifecycle of the biomass being used, the ...


  2. CommonWealth Magazine: Closing the biomass carbon loophole

    ... regional, and federal efforts to reduce emissions treat biomass power plants that burn wood for fuel as “carbon neutral,” with zero ... first-in-the-nation regulations limiting the eligibility of biomass power for renewable energy subsidies based on cumulative CO2 emissions. ...


  3. Forbes Magazine: Biomass Breathing New Life Into Coal Plants

    ... may get a new life and one that is tied to the co-firing of biomass, or wood chips, that may result in less pollution. While some are ... coal facilities so that they can simultaneously burn biomass. State regulators are generally giving their approval, although ...


  4. Massachusetts Releases Groundbreaking Biomass Regulations

    ... energy and environment officials released groundbreaking biomass standards last month that were based on the 2010 Manomet Study of Woody Biomass Energy.   The new regulations, released on April 27, were ...


  5. MA Implements Biomass Regs Based on Manomet Study

    ... put into effect new regulations to govern incentives for biomass energy plants.   The new rules were based on a 2010 study ... Center that concluded that carbon emissions from some biomass plants exceeded that from comparable fossil fuel plants.   The ...


  6. Biogenic vs. geologic carbon emissions and forest biomass energy production

    Authors: John Gunn, David Ganz, William Keeton. August 2011. GCB Bioenergy. ...


  7. Biomass Sustainability and Carbon Policy Study: Full Report

    ... Image:  File:  Manomet_Biomass_Report_Full_June2010.pdf Tweet ...


  8. Biomass Sustainability and Carbon Policy Study: Executive Summary

    ... Image:  File:  Manomet_Biomass_Report_ExecutiveSummary_June2010.pdf Tweet ...


  9. Carbon Concern a Burning Issue for Southern N.E.

    ... loophole in European Union climate policy that allows woody biomass to be considered a renewable energy despite emitting more carbon ... pound than coal.   Here in southern New England the biomass renewable exemption also exists. In the mandated allocation of ...


  10. Forest Conservation

    ... 2011. Biogenic vs. geologic carbon emissions and forest biomass energy production .     Forest Biodiversity For ...


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