Biomass could be key for the coming US winter

The US should consider biomass energy for the coming winter. That’s the suggestion from the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) which wants the US Congress to commit to more use […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The US should consider biomass energy for the coming winter.

That’s the suggestion from the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) which wants the US Congress to commit to more use of biomass for heat.

The BTEC claims biomass would save more than one million tons of carbon dioxide, create around 35,000 jobs and increase renewable energy by nearly 1GWh by 2017.

In a campaign paper BTEC said: “Thermal energy is at last receiving recognition in tax policy and we ought to link arms with other industries to propel these legislative efforts across the finish line. We can’t do much about summer temperatures but together we can change the conversation this congressional season.”