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The scammy, whammy world of the “bioeconomy” – a warning to regulators on National Bioenergy Day

The feds at the OSTP want input on the bioeconomy. Boy are there some stories to tell… because the biomass energy and bioeconomy sectors seem especially prone to fraud.

All posts, Science/Analysis

New report reveals negative community and financial impacts of bioenergy boom

The elite group of plants receiving hundreds of millions in taxpayer handouts had cost overruns, air and water violations, early closures, and lawsuits.

Air Pollution, All posts, Biomass basics, Reports, Science/Analysis, Slider content, Subsidies, US Federal Policy, US Work

Throwing good money after bad at Taylor Biomass in Orange County, NY

DOE’s loans are intended to support development of “innovative and advanced clean technologies”. We’re wondering what’s so innovative, advanced, and clean about a garbage burner.

Air Pollution, All posts, New York, States, Subsidies

Nasty fight in New Hampshire cracks open truths about biomass industry

What the NH biomass plant operators know, and what their statements demonstrate, is that biomass fuel is getting scarce and costly, the biomass industry is heavily dependent on subsidies, and that pollution controls can be prohibitively expensive.

Air Pollution, All posts, Carbon emissions, Forests, New Hampshire, States, Subsidies