Maine’s biomass bailout bill isn’t helping loggers as much as it was supposed to

Maine’s biomass bailout bill isn’t helping loggers as much as it was supposed to

Stored Solar LLC disclosed that in the first half of the year, it was only 31 percent of the way toward its year-end wood purchasing goal.

Lafarge says has capacity to generate 220MW clean energy

Lafarge says has capacity to generate 220MW clean energy

As Nigeria continues to grapple with electricity shortage, LafargeHolcim has indicated interest to supply the country with 220 Mega Watts (MW) of electricity in the nearest future through renewable energy.

Arizona utility to study inclusion of biomass in its portfolio

Arizona utility to study inclusion of biomass in its portfolio

Arizona Public Service was ordered by the Arizona Corporation Commission to research forest bioenergy as part of its portfolio during a hearing in which the commission approved its rate increase.

Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 tn per year

Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 tn per year

A new study finds 6.5% of global GDP goes to subsidizing dirty fossil fuels.

Policy brief: From unloved woods to desirable renewable biofuels

Policy brief: From unloved woods to desirable renewable biofuels

Increasing global demand for energy, a push by governments and industry to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG), and a desire to increase energy independence are driving the demand for renewable alternatives to fossil fuels.

Work begins on Ray Brook biomass project 

Work begins on Ray Brook biomass project 

As the state strives to meet new renewable energy goals, progress begins at home.

Plumas County steps forward with biomass project 

Plumas County steps forward with biomass project 

Lori Simpson, chairwoman of the board of supervisors, said that she has been on the board for nine years and that entire time the board has been discussing biofuels.

Cinda Jones: Argues biomass energy is a benefit to forests

Cinda Jones: Argues biomass energy is a benefit to forests

Massachusetts environmental leaders have set an impossible goal of maintaining 50 percent of the Commonwealth’s land area as forests.

Hu Honua biomass plant on Hawaii's Big Island back on track to open in 2018

Hu Honua biomass plant on Hawaii’s Big Island back on track to open in 2018

Hu Honua Bioenergy, the biomass power plant currently under construction on the Big Island, is back on schedule following the approval of its new power-purchase agreement with Hawaii Electric Light Co. by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission.

Sierra Institute biomass heating project to break ground, will be housed in a cross laminated timber building

Sierra Institute biomass heating project to break ground, will be housed in a cross laminated timber building

A biomass heating project in Plumas County, California, is set to break ground after a multiyear development process.

Battle over biomass subsidies at state energy resources hearing

Battle over biomass subsidies at state energy resources hearing

It’s a local, plentiful energy source, but environmentalists argue that biomass — wood chips or pellets — can’t be considered clean energy and shouldn’t be subsidized by the state as such.

Burning trees for fuel may soon qualify as a form of renewable energy in Massachusetts 

Burning trees for fuel may soon qualify as a form of renewable energy in Massachusetts 

The Baker administration plans to designate a fuel derived from felling trees and clearing brush in forests as a form of renewable energy, a move that environmental advocates say would increase emissions and counter promises the governor made after President Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord.

How cold climate communities eat and heat locally

How cold climate communities eat and heat locally

Alaska’s Southeast Island School District operates four bioenergy-heated greenhouses in Thorne Bay, Kasaan, Naukati Bay, and Coffman Cove.

Heatlocal.ca launches to offer wood heating information and resources 

Heatlocal.ca launches to offer wood heating information and resources 

The website www.heatlocal.ca was recently built and launched as a new initiative to further Canadian knowledge about the benefits of heating with wood products.

BCIT burning to learn with biomass-fuelled boiler system

BCIT burning to learn with biomass-fuelled boiler system

The boiler system residing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is a little ways yet from operational, but as Alexandre Hebert explains, the system is much more than just a biomass boiler; it’s a learning tool.

Bioenergy production could play a part in reducing forest fires

Bioenergy production could play a part in reducing forest fires

Bioenergy can play a role in reducing the risk of forest fires, according to a video recently published on the European Forest Institute’s website.

Smoky stoves aren't Harley's problem now, thanks to Sessions

Smoky stoves aren’t Harley’s problem now, thanks to Sessions

A curious marriage between Harley-Davidson Inc. and the American Lung Association is over before it even began — the latest twist in a tale of motorcycle fumes, wood smoke and shifting winds of American justice.

California city and waste hauler propose biomass facility

California city and waste hauler propose biomass facility

Napa officials and Napa Recycling and Waste Services say the facility would generate 15,000 megawatt-hours per year.

Alaska Energy Authority creates energy efficiency program for largest boroughs

Alaska Energy Authority creates energy efficiency program for largest boroughs

Alaska has a continued need to encourage energy-efficiency improvements and the use of alternative energy sources in order to lower energy costs, especially with the recent budget crisis impacting the state.

Canadian airlines aiming to become a biofuel superpower, reduce carbon footprint

Canadian airlines aiming to become a biofuel superpower, reduce carbon footprint

The country’s top airlines say resource-rich Canada has the potential to become a biofuel superpower by transforming forest residue and agricultural crops into energy that can help the industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions.