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Sustainable Biomass Program Under Scrutiny (FALL 2017)
A Close Look at the Sustainable Biomass Program
OPINION: Sustainable Biomass Program: A Best Practice Certification System by Carsten Huljus, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Biomass Program
OPINION: Sustainable Biomass Program Green Lights Forest Impacts by Sasha Stashwick, Energy and Transportation Senior Advocate, NRDC
– by Christin Ayers, September 24, 2017, CBS SF Bay Area
Photo: SF Gate
Deep in California, in the Sierra National Forest, there are more dead trees than live ones. And figuring out what do with them is a towering task.
Forest Supervisor Dean Gould sees the evidence every day of the state’s massive tree die-off, a crisis that’s claimed more than 102-million trees over eight million acres in the past seven years.
“It’s unprecedented. A whole variety of conditions had to happen simultaneously and they did,” Gould said.
– by Constellation, September, 26, 2017, Biomass Magazine
The Procter & Gamble Co. and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp. recently announced the completion of a 50-MW biomass-fueled combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant located at one of P&G’s largest U.S. facilities. Constellation owns and operates the plant, which supplies steam to P&G’s Albany, Georgia, paper manufacturing facility and generates electricity for the local utility, Georgia Power. Additionally, steam from the plant will be used to power an 8.5-MW steam-to-electricity generator at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, helping the base increase its energy security and utilize renewable sources to meet energy demands.
– August 24, 2017, WCJB
Gainesville City Commissioners have decided to pull the trigger and the people who own the controversial biomass plant are getting a powerball-sized payday.
The negotiation to buy a controversial bio mass plant has been in the works for several months with a price tag of 750 million dollars.
“Price is just one variable. The other part of the variable is interest rate and the other variable is the vehicle by which you use to get the financing,” said Edward Bielarski Jr. of Gainesville Regional Utilities.