The site slices through the rhetoric and hyperbole in the discussion on biomass energy.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 29, 2011
As the EPA solicits comments on deferring the regulation of biomass energy greenhouse gas emissions, the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) made available a website dedicated to offering information to inform the national dialogue on renewable biomass energy from wood.
David P. Tenny, President and CEO of the National Alliance of Forest Owners, said, "The site slices through the rhetoric and hyperbole in the discussion on biomass energy by offering credible information so policy makers can make an informed decision about our energy future."
The site, available at http://www.renewablebiomass.org, contains:
- Research and white papers on biomass supply, demand, greenhouse gas benefits, and more.
- Answers to frequently asked questions, such as:
o Why won't forest owners use whole forests or large, healthy trees for bioenergy?
o Why do we need forest biomass in addition to other renewable sources, such as wind and solar?
o Why is forest biomass energy sustainable?
o Why is forest biomass energy beneficial to the atmosphere?
- A blog on forest biomass energy
- Tools for citizens to take action, including commenting on the EPA's proposed rule to defer the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from biomass energy.
The EPA is soliciting public comments on the proposed rule until May 5, 2011.
NAFO is an organization of private forest owners committed to advancing federal policies that promote the economic and environmental benefits of privately-owned forests at the national level. NAFO membership encompasses more than 79 million acres of private forestland in 47 states. Private, working forests in the U.S. support 2.5 million jobs. To see the full economic impact of America’s working forests, visit http://www.nafoalliance.org/economic-impact-report.
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