Biomass industry slams proposed Massa...

Biomass industry slams proposed Massachusetts regulations

There are 2 comments on the Daily Hampshire Gazette story from Sep 20, 2010, titled Biomass industry slams proposed Massachusetts regulations. In it, Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that:

Leaders in the wood-burning power plant industry said Monday that proposed new regulations for the plants released by Gov.

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Bernie Z Pickens

West Stockbridge, MA

#1 Sep 20, 2010
Biomass incinerator boosters want to make some dough,opponents worry about public health issues & biogenic carbon emissions making global warming worse. The state has to mediate between the voters' desire for good health and a stable climate on one hand, and biomass industry businessmens' ability to make a buck on the other.

Charlestown, RI

#2 Sep 20, 2010
Depends on where you are. Most of the regs are already adhered to by the big plants. The rest is access to resources and economics. This is industry politics, not much more.

If you have access to natural gas, its a no brainer. Biomass is out. Even with oil the prices have come down enough to level the field.

This is mostly a solution for the industrials and steam load users. Combined generation using natural gas is better.

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