April 25, 2017

How the World’s Wetlands Can Help Stop Climate Change

swamp farming can provide valuable low-carbon energy, wildlife habitat and a means of depolluting waterways – and help reduce carbon emissions in the process
By Arthur Neslen, The Guardian, July 20, 2015

Swamp FarmingOn a boat drifting through a swampy reed plantation in the Polish Baltic, Szymon Smolczyński surveys his blanket … Continue reading

Massachusetts Grants $3.5 Million to Renewable Thermal Industry

Technologies eligible for funding include woody biomass, grass pellets, advanced biofuels, biogas, solar thermal, and inverter driven air and ground source heat pumps
By Anna Simet, Biomass Magazine June 05, 2014

Massachusetts has dedicated $3.5 million to nine renewable thermal projects in the state through a new grant program, the … Continue reading

Renewable Heat NY Funds 18 Woody Biomass Projects

Gov. Cuomo has announced 18 projects that will receive funding to help install high-efficiency, low-emission wood-fired heating equipment
By Anna Simet, Biomass Magazine February 18, 2014

Promptly implementing New York’s recently introduced Renewable Heat NY, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced 18 projects that will receive program funding to help install … Continue reading

Howarth: methane must be controlled now

A study by Robert Howarth, a Cornell ecology professor, titled “Bridge to Nowhere,” warns that methane emissions must be controlled immediately if a climate-system tipping point is to be avoided. Among his observations:

“Natural gas – that once seemingly promising link between the era of oil and coal to the

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Alliance for Green Heat submits comments on EPA heating rules

The Alliance for Green Heat recently submitted comments on the EPA’s Proposed Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces, and New Residential Masonry Heaters.

You can read their comments here, and also sign up on this page for their email newsletter, … Continue reading