Past Issues

Spring 2018 – Debate Heats Up Over Biomass Energy from National Forests (SUBSCRIPTION ONLY)

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FEATURE: Out of the Fryingpan and Into the Forest

OPINION (PRO): Vegetation Management Project to Provide Forest Products, Biomass Energy

OPINION (CON): National Forest Project Bad for Environment and Climate

 

 


 

Winter 2017-2018 – Inside the EPA-Certified Wood Stove Debate (SUBSCRIPTION ONLY)

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FEATURE: Can EPA Wood Stoves Cut Indoor Air Pollution? 

OPINION (PRO): EPA Wood Stoves Reduce Air Emissions

OPINION (CON): EPA Wood Stoves Still Pollute

 

 


Fall 2017 – Sustainable Biomass Program Under Scrunity (SUBSCRIPTION ONLY)

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FEATURE: A Close Look at the Sustainable Biomass Program

OPINION (PRO): Sustainable Biomass Program: A Best Practice Certification System 

OPINION (CON): Sustainable Biomass Program Green Lights Forest Impacts

 

 


Summer 2017 – Can Logging Forests for Biomass Prevent Wildfire? (SUBSCRIPTION ONLY)

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FEATURE: Will Western Communities Adapt to Climate-Driven Wildfire? 

OPINION (PRO): Biomass Facilities a Tool for Dealing with Forest Fuels

OPINION (CON): The Fallacies of Forest “Thinning” for Fire Management 

 

 


Spring 2017 – Biomass Energy: Carbon Neutral or Not? (SUBSCRIPTION ONLY)

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FEATURE: Study Assesses Economic Benefits of Biomass Energy on Rural Communities

OPINION (PRO): Middlebury College Declares Carbon Neutrality, Thanks to Biomass

OPINION (CON) Middlebury Biomass Not Carbon Neutral 

 

 


December 2016 – Clearing the Air on Biomass Emissions 

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Send The Biomass Monitor to Arizona

Biomass Facilities Play Important Role in Improving Air Quality

Biomass Facilities Can Worsen Air Pollution

 

 


November 2016 – Should We Log Burned Forests for Biomass Energy?

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Forest Service Studies Soil Impacts of Bioenergy Logging

Forest Biomass Utilization Combatting Catastrophic Wildfires

The Disconnect Between Myth and Reality in the Rim Fire

 

 


October 2016 – Vermont A Trailblazer for Biomass Heat

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The Future of Biomass Energy in Vermont 

Helping Low-Income Vermonters Heat With Wood

Montpelier, VT’s Biomass Heating Facility Nothing to Celebrate

 

 


September 2016 – Will Aviation Biofuels Get Off the Ground? 

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Generating Controversy

Take Off for Aviation Biofuels: When, How, and Why?

The High-Flown Fantasy of Aviation Biofuels

 

 


August 2016 – Where Do Green Groups Stand on Bioenergy

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Where Do Environmental Groups Stand on Bioenergy?

Massachusetts: A Clear Path Forward for Biomass Energy

Massachusetts: The Hoax of Biomass and Modern Forestry

 

 


July 2016 – Wildfire Debate Rages On

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Bioenergy Industry Consultant Critiques Scientists

Wildfire: Thinning Forests for Biomass Can Reduce Fire Severity

Wildfire: Dead Trees Vital to Forests

 

 


June 2016 – The Renewability Question

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Is Biomass Heating Safe for Schools? 

Renewability: Congress Confirms Biomass Energy is Renewable

Renewability: Biomass Energy Not Renewable

 

 


May 2016 – Wood Pellets on the Hot Seat

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Is Biomass Energy Renewable?

Wood Pellets: Modern Wood Heating Making Inroads Across Northeast

Wood Pellets: Don’t Cut and Burn Forests, Preserve as Carbon Sinks

 

 


April 2016 – Sanders and Clinton: Biomass Boosters or Busters?

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Sanders and Clinton: Biomass Boosters or Busters?

Advanced Biofuels: Nothing’s Perfect But There’s A Lot of Good

Advanced Biofuels: The Vast Taxpayer Cost of Failed Biofuel

 

 


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