May 2013

In this issue of EM, you will find several perspectives on the challenges faced by biomass fuel facilities in balancing both the changing regulatory landscape and shifting public perceptions on the benefits and impacts of various biofuels.

Inside This Month's Issue


Biomass Fuels—Permitting Challenges
by Teresa Raine

Case Study–Keeping the ‘Mass’ in Biomass: The Permitting Saga of Palmer Renewable Energy
by Thomas Mackie

Why CO2 from Wood Fuels Is Carbon Neutral in Combustion
by William Strauss

The New EPA Boiler Air Rules: Not All Biomass Is Created Equal
by David Minott and Chisom Amaechi

YP Perspective: The Role of Biomass in Achieving Climate and Energy Goals
by Bret Strogen

Also In This Issue

Environmental Compliance 101: Lawyers and Environmental Consultants Working Together
by Robert Newman
Practical advice on the process of interaction and cooperation among environmental consultants and legal counsel, as it relates to environmental compliance and permitting.

Study–Forest Carbon Sequestration as a Policy Option under Climate Change
by Renan Ulrich Goetz, Ruben Mur, Àngels Xabadia, Natali Hritonenko, and Yuri Yatsenko
A study that demonstrates that the presence of climate change substantially alters previous estimates of the cost of forest carbon sequestration.

Highlights from the Coordinating Research Council’s 2013 Mobile Source Air Toxics Workshop
by Susan Collet, Timothy Wallington, Steve Japar, and Debra Kaden

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