Tell Congress to Support Biomass Thermal Energy!
Current Action – Promoting the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act in the 115th Congress
Contact your representatives! It takes 3 simple steps:
- Read – Get up to speed on recent biomass thermal legislation by reviewing the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act (BTU Act)
- Locate – Find both of your Senators via the BTEC “Contact Your Rep” App below.
- Send – Customize the letter here, and cut/paste the text into your specific Senators’ “Contact Field” (identified in the tool below). Encourage them to support tax parity for biomass thermal technologies and fuels.
Who Supports the BTU Act?
202-596-3974 x 312
BTEC “Contact Your Rep” App
To find your Senators and Representative, simply provide your address in the box below and click ‘Submit.’ Your legislators, their pictures, and contact information will appear below.
Please let us know when you get in touch with your elected officials by copying BTEC on the email or by sending us a note afterwards. If you have any additional questions or would like to discuss this further, email David Bancroft .
The Congressional Biomass Caucus
Officially launched on July 13, 2011, the first Congressional Biomass Caucus will serve to elevate biomass energy in the U.S. House of Representatives. BTEC issued a statement supporting the caucus’s creation, and continues its work to further build and develop the caucus.
Why Should my Representative Join the Caucus?
BTEC needs your help ensuring that this caucus includes members of Congress from across the country, representing all biomass feedstocks and thermal technologies. As a constituent, you can help recruit your Congressional Representatives for the Biomass Caucus. Use materials at our Resource Center as leave-behinds!
Tips for Contacting your Representatives:
You can make a big difference by calling or writing your Representative to encourage him or her to join the caucus. Use the following steps below.
1. Identify your Representative using the BTEC tool above
2. Set up a Meeting
Remember to be courteous, informed, and assertive. When you call your elected official’s office, ask for the specific staff member who handles energy issues and state the purpose of your call. Once you reach that staff member, clearly mention who you are and what your connection to the district is. Then, offer reasons for your support, ask that the congressman join the Biomass Caucus, and ask for a formal response to your request.
This may be the first time that the staff member has heard of biomass thermal issues, so don’t be surprised if the congressman has no stance on the issue.
3. Make a Call
Clearly leave your name and contact information, as well as the reason for your call. Also, mention that you would like a response to your question, and that you’ll try to contact the office again within the next few days.
Let us know when you’ve made your calls by contacting Peter Thompson