Regulations
Mar. 2, 2012 - A new bill, entitled the Legacy Biomass Bill, is only one signature away from becoming law in Washington State.
Feb. 9, 2012, Washington, DC - Executives from the hydropower, geothermal and biomass power industries called on Congressional leaders to extend the production tax credit through 2016 for hydropower, geothermal and biomass, as it would put thousands of jobs in these states at risk.
Feb. 8, 2012, Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of funds for two key programs to encourage the use of renewable biomass and production of advanced biofuels.
Jan. 12, 2012 - The International Energy Agency released its report on 2010 energy subsidies with a focus on fossil fuels, but does make note that renewable energy subsidies are increasing.
Jan. 2, 2012 - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the new renewable fuel standards for biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuels, cellulosic biofuels and total renewable fuels for 2012.
Dec. 19, 2011, Eugene, OR - A year after its implementation, the Oregon tax credits for biomass producers and businesses is considered a success, according to a new report.
For many Ontario mills and forestry companies, the wait for fibre is over.
Aug. 26, 2011, Port Hawkesbury, NS – Nova Scotia’s premier has announced that a program to keep forestry workers in the field will be in place by the time the NewPage mill begins its shutdown.
A new management approach could empower communities to protect themselves from wildfire while encouraging bioenergy development.
June 20, 2011 – Three companies in the Thunder Bay area have accepted four Ontario wood supply offers.
May 18, 2011 – The new Ontario Forest Tenure Modernization Act was passed in the Ontario legislature on May 17, 2011.
Woody biomass retention guidelines were developed recently for Maine’s forest industry to proactively address some concerns associated with woody biomass harvesting.
June 14, 2010, Fredericton – Eight allocations for Crown forest biomass have been awarded to New Brunswick companies.
June 8, 2010, Truro, NS – Nova Scotia’s natural resources minister warns that there will be changes to woodlot management regulations, particularly with regard to reducing clearcutting and eliminating whole-tree harvesting. | READ MORE
Apr. 1, 2010, Victoria – Amendments to British Columbia’s forestry legislation encourage better use of low-quality timber for bioenergy and improve wildfire protection.
Nov. 4, 2009, Halifax – The province of Nova Scotia has approved the sale of timber from Crown land to the proposed NewPage Port Hawkesbury biomass power facility in Cape Breton, reports the Chronicle Herald.
St. John’s, NL – In December 2008, the Newfoundland and Labrador government released its consultant’s report on the comprehensive review of the forest industry in Newfoundland.
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