Edison Electric Institute,
“Biomass for Electricity Generation” (part of the brochure on Power Partners℠:
EEI Industry Initiatives)
Electric companies are
working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the
National Renewable Energy Laboratory to promote biomass technologies and to
convert waste stream into a useful product. The program also aims to make
biomass more useful as a boiler feedstock, either on its own or in
conjunction with coal as a means of reducing emissions.
Environmental Law and Policy Center,
"Protecting the Midwest's Environment and Natural Heritage"
ELPC is a Midwest public
interest environmental advocacy organization working to achieve cleaner
energy resources and implement sustainable energy strategies, promote
innovative and efficient transportation and land use approaches that produce
cleaner air and more jobs, and develop sound environmental management
practices that conserve natural resources and improve the quality of life in
Kevin Porter (National Renewable Energy
Laboratory), and Ryan Wiser (Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory), “Biomass Power and State Renewable Energy Policies under
Electric Industry Restructuring”
Several states are pursuing
policies to foster renewable energy as part of efforts to restructure state
electric power markets. The primary policies that states are pursuing for
renewables are system benefits charges (SBCs) and renewable portfolio
standards (RPSs). This paper provides an overview of state RPS and SBC
policies and focuses on the eligibility of biomass power.
Renewable Energy Access,
“USDA Funds Renewable Energy Projects”, Oct. 2004 Press Release
Authorized as part of the
2002 Farm Bill, the Value-Added Agricultural Product Market Development
Grants program provides an opportunity to refine agricultural commodities
and products to increase their value in the marketplace. The grants will
help farmers and ranchers increase their economic opportunities through the
development of new products and markets for agriculturally based products
and renewable energy applications.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, “Energy”
Contains links to several
pages on national energy policy, energy policy implementation at USDA, news
releases and fact sheets, audio and video resources, and links to other energy sites.
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, “Biomass Program”
DOE’s Biomass Program
develops technology for conversion of biomass (plant-derived material) to
valuable fuels, chemicals, materials and power. To expand the role of
biomass in America's future, DOE’s Biomass Program fosters biomass
technologies with a balanced portfolio of research and development.
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