Biomass

Ohio groups tell EPA, Our Forests Aren’t for Burning
Buckeye Forest Council signed on to a letter that went out today to the EPA with several other environmental groups. A letter sent today to EPA from several Ohio environmental groups states that wood-burning biomass power plants shouldn’t be counted as “clean” or “carbon neutral” energy under the Clean Power Plan. Ohio has several huge coal-to-biomass projects that have been approved…
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End Subsidies for Logging State Forests
Economic analysis reveals state forest timber sales unfairly compete with private sector and are a “loss leader” for taxpayers. The Shawnee State Forest Economic Study, released today by the Buckeye Forest Council, the Ohio Environmental Council the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter, and Voices for the Forest details how the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Forestry.

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Buckeye Forest Council signed on to a letter that went out today to the EPA with several other environmental groups. A letter sent today to EPA from several Ohio environmental groups states that wood-burning biomass power plants shouldn’t be counted as “clean” or “carbon neutral” energy under the Clean Power Plan. Ohio has several huge coal-to-biomass projects that have been approved as renewable energy in the state, but these haven’t.

Economic analysis reveals state forest timber sales unfairly compete with private sector and are a “loss leader” for taxpayers. The Shawnee State Forest Economic Study, released today by the Buckeye Forest Council, the Ohio Environmental Council the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter, and Voices for the Forest details how the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Forestry (DOF) management of our state forests is a loss leader

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Coal fired power plants want to burn trees as “biomass” on a huge scale to make energy and call it “green and clean.” The Ohio Public Utilities Commission has approved this practice to receive renewable energy credits. Old coal power plants prefer not to use agricultural crops for fuel because they cause corrosion and high emissions. Chipped trees will be the fuel of choice to burn with coal in a practice called co-firing.

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