Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Alliance urges West Virginia to include Wood in Energy Plan

The Alliance for Green Heat mobilized stakeholders in West Virginia to urge the state to include thermal biomass in its next five year energy plan. Their draft plan analyzed biofuels, biodiesel and other forms of bioenergy but failed to make any reference to the most common use of biomass in the state: heating. And, with three companies making pellets in the state, we felt that was a major oversight. The plan is supposed to "include analyses and policy guidelines for WV in reliably meeting its future energy needs in a cost-effective and sustainable manner while fostering an innovative clean energy economy." The public comment period has ended but there is still plenty of time to engage state regulators and legislators. The comments we submitted and other can be found here: http://www.wvcommerce.org/energy/energyplan/comments/default.aspx

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