WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski has issued the following statement regarding the letter 46 senators sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency urging the agencies to recognize the carbon neutrality of biomass energy.
The letter can be found here: http://www.awc.org/pdf/environmentalreg/BiomassLetter-EPA-USDA-DOE-150630.pdf
“These senators have called for clear policies recognizing the carbon neutrality of biomass energy derived from sustainable forestry. It’s crucial for agencies to be consistent on biomass energy so their policies are workable in practice.
“AWC member companies generate almost 80 percent of the energy they use from renewable biomass, most in the form of residuals from manufacturing and operations. We thank all of the letter’s supporters and, in particular, Senators Collins and Merkley for leading the effort.”