25x’25 released a Wood-to-Energy Policy Roadmap concluding that the focused use of woody biomass to help meet America’s energy needs could increase the nation’s forest land base and improve the environmental services that land provides.
The findings are among the principal conclusions developed by a diverse panel of leading forestry, conservation, scientific and energy experts following two years of stakeholder discussion facilitated by 25x’25. The Roadmap offers a series of recommendations for policy makers and stakeholders to enhance the role of our nation’s forestlands in meeting U.S. energy needs while sustaining “forests as forests.” The Roadmap shows the means by which woody biomass can be an important feed-stock for renewable energy, including:
• Promoting the sustainable use of biomass with appropriate feedback mechanisms
• Rewarding efficient uses for woody biomass in energy production;
• Using market incentives to help private and public forestlands reach their productive potential for wood and other public benefits;
• Investment in needed research and technology development.… Continue readingRead More »