A federal court sides with conservation groups who want CO2 limits to apply to tree-burning power plants, among other industrial facilities.
Europe has been leaning more and more on wood as a renewable energy resource, but new research raises the issue of deep-soil carbon release in logging.
A biofuel project, if approved by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, would turn excess biomass and beetle-killed timber into electricity.
The plan on California’s North Coast is to turn timber byproducts into hydrogen, which will then be used to power a fuel cell system.
Regulators grant permission for energy and gas company E.On Climate and Renewables to construct a 150 MW biomass plant that will use imported wood.
Woody biomass takes the place of coal in producing 30 percent of the power to run the Savannah River Site, a U.S. nuclear facility in South Carolina.