Bingaman introduces Clean Energy Standard

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., has introduced legislation for a national Clean Energy Standard that would require large utilities to begin selling a certain portion of their electricity from clean energy sources beginning in 2015.
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Legacy biomass bill heads to Wash. governor's desk

The Legacy Biomass Bill (SB5575) that would allow new sources of biomass to qualify as renewable is only one signature away from becoming law in Washington State.
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Biofour receives funding for poultry litter boiler project

A biomass boiler developer based in Quebec has received funding from the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program to test a biomass boiler on agricultural residues.
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Biomass harvesting guidelines for Southeast U.S. released

The Forest Guild has released its report, "Forest Biomass Retention and Harvesting Guidelines for the Southeast," identifying how expanding markets for forest bioenergy can enhance forests, while meeting the social and economic needs of society.
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Biomass Energy Lab tests giant king grass pellets

The Biomass Energy Lab in Conyers, Ga., has begun testing biomass samples for the Pellet Fuels Institute's Densified Biomass Fuel Standards Program, and Viaspace Inc. was one of the first clients to use the lab's services.
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EIA releases early version of Annual Energy Outlook

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has made public an early release version of its 2012 Annual Energy Outlook, predicting biomass and wind electricity to dominate projected increases in U.S. non-hydro renewable electricity generation.
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Fire damages Tilbury biomass power plant

Less than two months after being commissioned, the world's largest wood pellet-fired power plant has endured a catastrophic fire. The extent of the damage has yet to be determined.
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New Canaan Capital launches biomass investor partnership

Investors interested in the biomass arena now have the opportunity to put their money toward what New Canaan Capital Management LLC has dubbed the "Green Energy Opportunity Fund."
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