February 17, 2012, Toronto - Canada’s clean technology sector is a major driver of job growth and innovation, and could be worth $60 billion by 2020 barring current federal policy and financing barriers, says a new report by the Pembina Institute.
January 11, 2013, Toronto, ON – Ontario will shut the last of its coal plants in southern Ontario by the end of 2013, a year ahead of schedule.
November 28, 2012, Eagle, CO – The U.S. Forest Service awarded a total of $13.4 million to two Colorado companies and one of those stewardship contracts has positive implications for a local biomass plant.
November 13, 2012, Berkelley, CA – Researchers have identified access to abundant biomass for advanced biofuels by improving the extraction of xylan.
November 1, 2012, Regina, SK – Canada’s agriculture industry is in a unique position to meet changing global energy demands, according to one of the country's leading agriculture lenders.
October 22, 2012, Washington, DC — Biomass has the power to dramatically increase America’s renewable energy supply, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) concluded in a report.
September 27, 2012, Edinburgh, UK – Estover Energy has submitted plans to build a biomass combined heat and power (CHP) in Aberdeen, Scotland that will supply electricity to the grid as well as heat and electricity to the Stoneywood Paper Mill.
September 7, 2012, New York, NY – Brazil will continue to prove its commitment to renewable energy in the future by promoting investment across its alternative power sectors, according to a new report.
September 6, 2012, London, UK – The carbon storage capacity of protected forests in West Africa has increased despite the region suffering a 40-year drought, a study suggests.
July 9, 2012, Boston, MA - A single Northeastern U.S. state is preparing to miss out on growing export markets for woody biomass fuel production due to pending new regulation designed to lower carbon emissions.
June 26, 2012, Washington, DC - New Hampshire Governor John Lynch and the state's Senate and House of Representatives have passed legislation which adds thermal renewable energy to the state's renewable portfolio standard.
June 20, 2012 - Energy suppliers in South Carolina are saying that they want coal alternatives, but until biomass becomes available at less cost, utilities won't buy it.
June 15, 2012, Boulder, CO - A recent report from Pike Research finds that the cost and logistics associated with sourcing, aggregating, and transporting biopower resources will likely continue to inhibit growth in the industry.
May 17, 2012 - The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) held a webinar information session recently to explain the changes suggested in its woody biomass regulations released in April.
May 2, 2012 - Biomass power plants in Maine could be in danger from new industry emissions standards in Massachusetts.
Apr. 18, 2012, Washington, DC - Canadian producers and agricultural researchers will have new opportunities for co-operation in agroforestry with the United States after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed.
Mar. 23, 2012, Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced their final Planning Rule for America’s 193-million acre National Forest System that includes stronger protections for forests, water, and wildlife while supporting the economic vitality of rural communities.
Mar. 21, 2012 - The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is neither surprised nor concerned that electricity prices from renewable sources under the Feed-in tariff (FIT) are expected to drop by at least 25%.
March 17, 2012, Washington, DC - According to a new study, market forces and behavior make a difference when it comes to predicting the carbon debt of biomass combustion.
Mar. 5, 2012, Washington, DC - The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today thanked Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and co-sponsors for introducing legislation that would allow more bio-manufacturing companies to participate in Farm Bill programs.
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