A new biomass study commissioned by state energy and environmental officials has certainly caused a lot of buzz. See here.
Now, here is your chance to have your say.
Tomorrow (Tuesday, July 27) and Wednesday Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Commissioner Phil Giudice will host two public meetings to discuss and take public comment on the Biomass Sustainability and Carbon Accounting Study recently completed for the department by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.
Based on the study's findings regarding the greenhouse gas impacts of biomass energy, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles this month directed DOER to revise state regulations governing Renewable Portfolio Standard incentives for biomass energy. In advance of DOER's regulatory process anticipated this fall, Manomet will present its study at two upcoming meetings. Members of the public will also have an opportunity to comment on the findings and to provide comments for consideration as DOER drafts its revised regulations.
Tuesday, July 27, 2 - 4 p.m
Gardner Auditorium, Massachusetts State House, Boston
Wednesday, July 28, 6-8 p.m.
Holyoke Community College, Leslie Philips Auditorium (Building C), Holyoke
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