In January of 2011, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that biomass energy facilities and other biogenic stationary sources will not need to account for their net carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions under the Clean Air Act’s
On July 20th, 2011, EPA published its Final Three-Year Deferral Rule which deferred for three years a requirement for biomass burning facilities to account for their net carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
The State of California has a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulation which mandates that California’s transportation fuels should be at least 10 percent less carbon intensive by the year 2020. The LCFS does not mandate the adoption of any particular fuel, but it will likely drive
Many states are providing strong incentives for biomass-derived energy through their Renewable Energy or Renewable Portfolio Standards, but when they allow whole trees and wood cut without any environmental restrictions to be considered “renewable”, those incentives can do real damag
On August 9, 2011, a group of environmental organizations, including The Wilderness Society, provided comments (see below) to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on proposed revisions to the Regulation for the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (MRR).