biomass http://wamc.org en Federal Court Decision Could Affect Biomass Industry http://wamc.org/post/federal-court-decision-could-affect-biomass-industry <p>A recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not have the authority to put a "biogenic carbon deferral" into place in 2011 that would postpone regulating the carbon emissions from biogenic sources for three years.</p><p>The temporary deferral was set to expire in 2014, when EPA is due to release a decision on the future regulations of biomass energy after the results of a 3-year study on carbon emissions associated with bioenergy sources.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:53:10 +0000 Lucas Willard 69455 at http://wamc.org Federal Court Decision Could Affect Biomass Industry Greenfield Passes Moratorium on Biomass Energy Plants http://wamc.org/post/greenfield-passes-moratorium-biomass-energy-plants <p></p><p>The town council of Greenfield, Massachusetts has voted to approve a 14-month moratorium on industrial biomass power generators and all waste-to-energy projects until September, 2014.</p><p></p><p>It’s believed that the 14 month moratorium on industrial size biomass burning and all waste to energy projects in Greenfield is the first of its kind in Massachusetts.&nbsp;&nbsp; Eleven members of the 12-member town council approved the moratorium, with one member abstaining.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:54:40 +0000 Lucas Willard 62570 at http://wamc.org Greenfield Passes Moratorium on Biomass Energy Plants