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Forestry Groups Take Aim at New EPA Regulations

A recent study commissioned by the National Alliance of Forestry Owners states that a new Environmental Protection Agency rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions will severely limit woody biomass renewable energy projects if implemented as scheduled in January.

In May, the EPA issued a final rule establishing the “Tailoring Rule” to regulate greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere by defining when permits are required for new and existing industrial facilities. The rule is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 2, 2011.

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20. Dezember 2010

California Enacts New Cap and Trade Program

It has been difficult for the US federal government to pass sweeping legislation that will spur renewable energy development, but California's new cap and trade program shows that states can lead.

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December 22nd, 2010

Frustration with Ontario’s wood supply competition

When the province of Ontario announced a plan in November 2009 to free up 11 million cubic metres of unused wood fibre in the province through a wood supply competition, over 100 value-added wood projects submitted an application.

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14 December 2010

California outpaces UN on REDD carbon market

ARB, AB32: UN climate talks in Cancún balked at the question of carbon markets for the finance of an agreed global forest protection system, leaving further uncertainty over the role of carbon markets after 2012 and whether forests will be a part of them. But meantime California is forging ahead on a cap and trade scheme that looks set to kick-start international REDD carbon market action.

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December 16, 2010

California's Historic Vote on Climate Change and REDD

Tonight at 7:07 pm, the California Air Resources Board voted to adopt the cap and trade regulations for AB32, California's global warming law. The final vote passed 9 -1.

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December 9, 2010

Who are the important people regarding U.S. REDD program?

U.S. government’s plans on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD)

The four speakers included

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November 29, 2010

Biomass power plant at juncture

As a new administration prepares to take office in Madison, with a different attitude toward renewable energy than the Doyle administration, We Energies is pressing forward with plans to build a wood-burning power plant in north-central Wisconsin.

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November 23, 2010

Biomass Plant Permit Hearing Set For La Pine

LA PINE, OR -- The state Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening to review a permit for a proposed biomass plant planned for the La Pine area. The plant, which Biogreen wants to build on Reed Rd., would generate electricity by burning wood materials from forest management activities. The plant is expected to generate about 24 MW of electricity. The DEQ air quality permit would limit the amount of air pollution the plant would be allowed to produce.

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November 18, 2010

Scientists call attention to 'forgotten forests'

Calling them the forgotten forests, a panel of scientists say cool-weather rainforests like those in Western Oregon store more carbon per acre than tropical rainforests.

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November 20, 2010

Bark beetle epidemics in Colorado

About 20 percent of the land has been treated.


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