Report: Oregon biomass tax credit had positive economic impact

Oregon's biomass tax credit has been an economic lever that's incentivized more economic activity than it has cost in tax revenue, according to a new report by Oregon State University's Institute for a Sustainable Environment.
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Laidlaw's California biomass power plant purchase final

Laidlaw Energy Group has completed the acquisition of an idled 12.5-megawatt biomass power plant in Susanville, Calif., and expects to start it up again in early- to mid-2013.
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BTEC webinar to examine wood heat in the Midwest

Marking the final installment of a three-part webinar mini-series on region-specific biomass heating, the Biomass Thermal Energy Council will hold a Nov. 21 webinar focused on the U.S. Midwest.
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Concord Steam sells final MW, ready for project funding

The remaining four megawatts (MW) to be produced from a proposed 17-MW biomass power plant in Concord, N.H., will be sold to Halifax American Energy Co., clearing the way for developer Concord Steam to receive funding for the $80 million project.
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Illinois researchers modify equipment to harvest biomass

Researchers at the University of Illinois are making progress in the continual effort to develop sustainable and cost-effective processes for harvesting and collecting biomass feedstock.
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Albany, N.Y., considers power from MSW

Connecticut-based Green Waste Energy Inc. was the only developer to submit a project proposal to the Albany, N.Y., Port District Commission by the Oct. 31 deadline, so its $60 million waste-to-energy proposal is a distinct possibility for the city.
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Pennsylvania landfill-gas-to-energy developer seeks tenants

The Chrin Brothers Inc. is looking for four new tenants to occupy a 23-acre site and use heat produced at the company's existing 3.2-megawatt landfill-gas-to-power plant.
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USDA announces bioenergy project funding

Deputy Agriculture Undersecretary for Rural Development Doug O'Brien announced Nov. 17 that USDA is funding a series of projects to convert biomass to energy through USDA's Rural Energy for America program.
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NY PSC defers response on MSW RPS qualification

The N.Y. State Public Service Commission has deferred its decision on a request from Covanta Energy to make energy from waste applications eligible for inclusion in the state's renewable portfolio standard, and therefore eligible for state subsidies.
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