[NEWS] White House Decarbonization Report Addresses Bioenergy
– by Erin Voegele, November 16, 2016, Biomass Magazine
The White House has published a mid-century strategy on decarbonization that addresses biofuels and bioenergy. On Nov. 16, the report was filed with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the Paris climate deal.
The White House committed to release the strategy, titled “United States Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization,” in March. At that time, the administration made a joint statement with Canada that indicated the two countries would work together to implement the Paris agreement as soon as feasible. In addition to implementing their respective Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, the leaders of both countries also committed to completing mid-century, long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies pursuant to the agreement.
The mid-century strategy spans more than 100 pages and lays out a national U.S. strategy to deeply decarbonize the economy by 2050, aiming to net GHG emissions reductions of 80 percent or more below 2005 levels by 2050.