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Energy Programs Remain in the 2013 Farm Bill
May 16, 2013;
Agriculture committees in both the Senate and the House marked up respective versions of the 2013 Farm Bill this week. The $955 billion Senate bill is estimated to save $23 billion through program cuts and consolidations, while the House version - ringing in at $940 billion - saves nearly $40 billion. Provisions for most bioenergy programs remain in each bill.
Smoke and Mirrors: Wood Biomass and the Environment
May 13, 2013;
In the most recent attempt to convince the public that burning wood biomass is somehow bad for the environment, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) have yet again failed to see the forest for the trees. In a letter submitted to The Times last week, the three NGOs, along with a dozen organizations representing forest products industries, suggested using wood biomass to generate electricity harms the both environment and the economy.