NAFO Blog

The science supporting forest biomass energy is extensive, well-established and well understood. One hundred prominent scientists from around the country, forestry and carbon researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
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Last week the EPA had the opportunity to bring greater clarity to Clean Water Act jurisdiction over so-called Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS). These are the waters EPA is authorized...
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Earth Day is a good time to reflect on what we are doing well and what we can do better for our world. Forest owners have a lot to feel...
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Recently the media has reported on release of the sequel to the infamously flawed "carbon debt" argument, asserting that biomass energy contributes to carbon build-up in the atmosphere. The sequel...
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The science dialogue is heating up on biomass as policy makers in the United States, Europe and elsewhere seek to chart a path forward on carbon emissions policies. With so...
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Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delivered the message that biomass is part of the climate and renewable energy solution.  EPA stated in a memorandum to regional offices that biomass...
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Earlier this week the White House unveiled its Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda (Agenda) laying out specific actions and policies supporting President Obama's Climate Action Plan.  Forest owners welcomed...
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Greenwire reported yesterday on a significant new science article on wood biomass energy carbon accounting that will soon be published in the Journal of Forestry.  This new and extensive analysis...
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Last month the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated the Tailoring Rule, thereby addressing one of the key risks of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) treating biomass energy carbon emissions the...
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Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel power plants that was met with mixed reviews. On the question...
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The clock is ticking on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to develop a workable carbon accounting approach for biomass energy greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Nearly three years ago the...
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Last week House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp introduced his long-awaited draft tax reform proposal. Even though most pundits agree that tax reform is unlikely to move...
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