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Solar is in, biomass energy is out—and farmers are struggling to dispose of woody waste

Solar is in, biomass energy is out—and farmers are struggling to dispose of woody waste It should have been a good year for turning wood and waste into electrons. A record-setting drought forced growers to bulldoze thousands of acres of trees, and hardly anyone in the Central Valley has permission to light bonfires anymore. But … Continue reading Solar is in, biomass energy is out—and farmers are struggling to dispose of woody waste

Energy Company to close two biomass plants in #Maine

Energy Company to close two biomass plants in Maine WEST ENFIELD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — New Jersey based Covanta energy company announced Thursday it is shuttering two of it’s biomass power plants in Maine. Covanta Energy confirmed that decision Thursday afternoon. Covanta, which is based in Morristown, New Jersey operates biomass power plants in West … Continue reading Energy Company to close two biomass plants in #Maine

A city goes renewable, but raises questions about impact of biomass power

A city goes renewable, but raises questions about impact of biomass powerBURLINGTON, Vt. — When it purchased a small hydropower plant on the nearby Winooski River last fall, the municipally-owned electric utility here quietly nudged Vermont’s largest city into the sustainability spotlight. With a little creative accounting and the addition of the Winooski facility, Burlington’s … Continue reading A city goes renewable, but raises questions about impact of biomass power