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March 27, 2020

EPA issues guidance on future SRE actions, RFS compliance date

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA on March 27 announced it intends to develop an “appropriate implementation and enforcement response” to the Tenth Circuit Court’s SRE ruling “after appeals have been resolved and the court’s mandate has been issued." READ MORE

March 27, 2020

Inslee signs bill recognizing carbon benefits of forest industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalWashington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill March 25 that recognizes the contributions of the forest products sector to the state’s climate response and affirms it is in the public interest to support all aspects of a fully integrated forest sector. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

Renova reaches financial close on 75 MW biomass power plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerRenova Inc. announced March 24 it has reached financial close on the 74.95 megawatt (MW) Ishinomaki Hibarino Biomass Power Generation Project in Ishinomaki, Japan. The facility will be fueled with wood pellets and palm kernel shells. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

EPA announces enforcement discretion policy for COVID-19 pandemic

BY U.S. EPA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA on March 26 announced g a temporary policy regarding EPA enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy applies to civil violoations duirng the outbreak. READ MORE

March 26, 2020

After delay, PA pellet producers deemed essential workforce

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalDespite guidance from federal agencies recognizing forest product manufacturing sites as an essential critical infrastructure workforce, Pennsylvania wood pellet producers were temporarily forced to shutdown March 19. The issue was resolved March 21. READ MORE

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 delays construction of 299 MW biomass power plant in UK

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerConstruction on the Tees Renewable Energy Plant (Tees REP) a 299 megawatt (MW) biomass power plant in the U.K. was suspended on March 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A small number of critical maintenance staff remain onsite. READ MORE

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