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  • Bioenergy Render Unto Science: Biomass Carbon Emissions Should Be Determined by Science, Not Congressional Fiat

    The Senate Appropriations Committee’s vote to disavow the seemingly indisputable fact that forest biomass-based energy generation emits carbon dioxide is a short-sighted attempt to legislate science. The bill would openly set aside scientific consensus in favor of an edict that the industrial-scale combustion of trees and other biomass is essentially “carbon neutral” and thus “do

    June 16, 2016
  • Bioenergy Corn Ethanol Attacks Vermont!

    When a Washington-based lobbying outfit started airing television ads in Vermont that attack Rep. Peter Welch because he wants to scale back federal support for corn ethanol, the erstwhile Vermonter in me took offense. It has been a few years since I lived in Vermont, but I’ll probably always consider myself a Vermonter and I […]

    November 20, 2015
  • Bioenergy White House Wisely Rejects the “Categorical Carbon Neutrality” of Biomass—But What Now?

    The White House Office of Management and Budget released a Statement of Policy this week detailing the many reasons why President Obama would veto H.R. 2822, a 2016 appropriations bill for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior put together by the Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives. The White House […]

    June 26, 2015