Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

January 15, 2019

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts for 2019, 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. EIA has released the January edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that the total share of renewable electricity generation will reach 18 percent in 2019 and 20 percent in 2020, up from 17 percent in 2018. READ MORE

January 15, 2019

PFI submits comments on minimum pellet fuel requirements in NSPS

BY Pellet Fuels Institute Found In:Pellets, ThermalOn Jan. 14, the Pellet Fuels Institute continued its ongoing effort to eliminate the inclusion of minimum pellet fuel requirements in the New Source Performance Standard by submitting written comments to the U.S. EPA prior to the comment deadline. READ MORE

January 14, 2019

UK Clean Air Strategy could impact coal-to-biomass conversions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. government has released its Clean Air Strategy. The U.K. REA said it welcomes the ambitions of the strategy, but called on the government to take into account contemporary evidence on the role of bioenergy in meeting carbon targets. READ MORE

January 10, 2019

Canada joins International Renewable Energy Agency

BY International Renewable Energy Agency Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsCanada has officially become a member of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Canada becomes the Agency’s 160th member to join the global intergovernmental organization dedicated to the widespread adoption of renewable energy. READ MORE

January 09, 2019

Trump nominates Wheeler as permanent EPA administrator

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Jan. 9, President Trump formally nominated Andrew Wheeler to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Wheeler has held the post of acting administrator since July 9, 2018, following Scott Pruitt’s resignation earlier that month. READ MORE

January 09, 2019

EU approves biomass support scheme in Portugal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, ThermalThe European Commission has approved, under European Union state aid rules, a scheme in Portugal to support biomass energy installations located close to forest areas regarded as critical due to the risk of fires. READ MORE

January 08, 2019

Comments due Jan. 14 on EPA’s residential wood heater proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, ThermalMembers of the public who wish to weigh in on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to amend new source performance standards (NSPS) for residential wood heaters have less than a week to do so. The public comment period closes Jan. 14. READ MORE

January 03, 2019

Opinion: The Conspiracy Against Wood Stoves

BY John AckerlyFound In:Pellets, ThermalIn recent years, we’ve heard more and more from people who believe the government is trying to regulate wood stoves out of existence. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

In Depth: High-Tech Inspections

BY Patrick C. MillerFound In:Power, ThermalFROM THE JANUARY/FEBRUARY ISSUE: Drones and robots are seeing increasing use in the energy industry, but this technical revolution hasn’t yet caught on in the biomass energy industry. READ MORE