[NEWS] Rhode Island Biomass Bill Not Moving Forward This Year

– by Avory Brookins, June 1, 2018, Rhode Island Public Radio

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Photo: Oregon Department of Forestry

A Rhode Island bill that could have cleared the way for biomass power plants won’t move forward this legislative session.

Biomass is wood waste that is burned to generate electricity. It’s also considered a renewable resource.

The bill would have included biomass in the state’s “net-metering” program, which gives credits to customers for extra power generated by renewables, such as solar and wind, that flows back into the electrical grid. Those credits can lower ratepayers’ utility bills.

The biomass bill had already been approved by the Senate and was up for approval by the full House.

READ MORE at Rhode Island Public Radio

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