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EPA Backs Biomass As GHG Control But Faces New Scientific Test

November 19, 2014
EPA is proposing a series of steps to encourage use of biomass energy as a means of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) though the agency is advancing its policy measures before winning approval for a revised draft framework for estimating biomass GHG emissions from its science advisors, who strongly criticized an earlier draft methodology. EPA Nov. 19 issued a long-awaited policy memo that allows states to rely on biomass obtained from undefined “sustainable” practices to be used for compliance with its...

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