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The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) advances the sustainable use of wood and agricultural biomass for clean, efficient heat and combined heat and power to meet America's energy needs and strengthen local economies.

BTEC is an association of biomass fuel producers, appliance manufacturers and distributors, supply chain companies and non-profit organizations that view biomass thermal energy as a renewable, responsible, clean and energy-efficient pathway to meeting America’s energy needs. BTEC engages in research, education, and public advocacy for the fast growing biomass thermal energy industry. Learn more about BTEC and its vision >>

BTEC Opposes Administration's Rescinding of Climate Change Initiatives

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) opposes the Trump Administration rescinding various climate change rules because it sends the wrong signals to the energy marketplace regarding social, environmental, and economic cost of energy resources.
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Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
"MassCEC's objective is to increase the statewide adoption of renewable energy, while driving down the costs of renewable energy and delivering financial and environmental benefits to ratepayers. To do so, MassCEC works closely with residents, businesses and municipalities to develop programs that provide renewable energy solutions for their energy needs. MassCEC's programs also connect communities with the most viable clean energy and water technologies and reduce the energy burden on low- and moderate-income residents, with the hope of fostering the success of the Commonwealth's dynamic clean energy sector." Read more >>
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EIA updates bioenergy, wood heating forecasts
The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting the non-hydro renewables share of U.S. electricity generation will be 9 percent in 2017 and 10 percent in 2018." "Wood biomass is expected to be used to generate 110,000 MWh per day of electricity this year, increasing to 111,000 MWh per day next year. Waste biomass is expected to be used to generate 60,000 MWh per day of electricity this year, with that level maintained into 2018." Read more >>

Analysis shows wood pellet fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels
The Northern Forest Center commissioned a study of the greenhouse gas impacts of heating buildings with state-of-the-art wood pellet boilers. The Spatial Informatics Group-Natural Assets Laboratory (SIG-NAL) used data specific to the region’s forest composition and harvest practices, and the pellet sourcing and manufacturing of 9 out of 10 Northern Forest pellet mills, all of which produce pellets exclusively for thermal (heat) generation. Read more >>

State Officials Celebrate National Bioenergy Day with Opening of New Wood Biomass Heating Plant
Project will heat NH’s environmental protection and public health agencies building
Concord, New Hampshire - New Hampshire state officials celebrated National Bioenergy Day by holding an open house to recognize the completion of a new wood biomass boiler that will heat a major state building in Concord. Read more >>

New report documents $36 million annual state economic benefit from modern wood heating of community, commercial and institutional buildings in NH
Concord, New Hampshire, October 20, 2016
- "The NH Wood Energy Council, a not-for-profit public education and outreach organization, today released a report documenting the economic and environmental benefits of heating community, commercial and institutional buildings with modern wood chip and pellet technology." Read more >>

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