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  • Alachua County Employees at Risk
    Biomass Emissions Place Alachua County Workers at Risk
    GRU/GREC Biomass Fugitive Dust and County Employee Health Issues Remain UnresolvedHarold Saive - 6/2/2014“Public Works employees every day wear protective masks to shield themselves from particulate pollution and odors.” – Letter...
  • Annie Orlando Campaign Supporters Hit The Streets in Gainesville, Florida
    Annie Orlando Campaign Supporters Hit The Streets in Gainesville, Florida
    3/28/2014: As many as 25 campaign supporters wave signs to support Annie Orlando for election to Gainesville City Commission at NW 13th Street and 23rd Ave in Gainesville Florida.Annie Orlando's election is expected to swing the majority on...
  • Bagasse could be used for bioenergy instead of burning
    The world is getting serious about using biomass for energy
    In advance of the Renewable Energy World January/February Annual Outlook Issue for 2014, which will be published on Feb. 10, 2014, Biomass Outlook 2014: Is Biomass About To Go Bang? was published Feb. 7, 2014. The biomass outlook is focused on the...
  • Shrub willow growth
    Shrub willow crop provides auspicious alternative to current biomass substances
    Although popularized in the late 19th century for its use in wicker basket weaving, the shrub willow returns to the public eye as a means of alternative energy. Growing up to 15 times faster than normal wooded forests, the shrub willow may be a...
  • DC Council committee hearing on city's renewable energy portfolio standard
    D.C. Council holds hearing on ‘black liquor’ bill
    The D.C. Council’s Committee on Government Operations, led by Committee Chairman and Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, held a public hearing today on a bill to change an existing D.C. law that impacts the quantity and the type of renewable...
  • A small, dying town sparked its economy through renewable energy
    A small, dying town sparked its economy through renewable energy
    For decades small rural communities in America have been in decline suffering population loss due to lack of jobs. Some communities have seen a boost in their economy due to fracking. But the communities that are not located near shale formations...
  • Modena Stove by Hearthstone
    Biomass stove tax credit ends December 31
    Wood-stove Tax Credit ends December 31TheBiomass Tax Credit program ends in December, and it does not look like there will be another tax credit available anytime soon. Homeowners who have been considering the purchase of an energy-efficient wood...
  • Gainesville Biomass Plant
    Alachua County Environmental Committee to Monitor Biomass Incinerator Pollution
    Alachua County Environmental Committee to Monitor Biomass Incinerator PollutionGRU Biomass IncineratorOct 1, 2013 : The Alachua County Environmental Protection Advisory Committee (EPAC) met to outline “Goals and Objectives” for 2013...
  • Bio-MESS Banner
    Gainesville Biomass Plant Finance Gimmicks Plunge City Into $710,000 Deficit
    Gainesville, Fl – 7/30/2013: On July 25, the GRU Utility and City Budget Meeting encountered a surprise, last-minute $710,000 budget short-fall due to finance gimmicks employed to hide the actual monumental debt of the fiscally irresponsible...
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    Maryland non-profit group receives DOE award for biofuel research
    The U.S. Department of Energy announced today awards of more than $10 million to five alternative energy research projects, including one in the D.C. region. All five projects involve development of new technologies to convert biomass into...
  • Coal fired power plants conversion to biomass plants
    Biomass plant set to open in Sweden in 2014
    On Nov. 23, 2012, Power Engineering, Int'l reported that the $22 million biomass plant is scheduled to open in Varnamo, Sweden during the Fall of 2014.The construct will consist of a energy cogeneration of heat and power plant which will...
  • Yesterday's Palmer drought severity map (August 5, 2012).
    Drought affects nation's energy prices
    If you think the drought of summer 2012 is only increasing the prices of the nation's corn and grain supplies, you're missing a large part of the picture. Drought reaches into every corner of American pockets, affecting even the cost of...
  • Giant Miscanthus
    Grass produces 4000 gallons of gasoline per acre
    CoolPlanet Energy Systems claims that they have been able to produce 4,000 gallons of gasoline per acre in their pilot plant using giant Miscanthus, a perennial grass developed at the University of Mississippi. Giant Miscanthus can be widely grown...
  • Palm Beach State College IEES
    Palm Beach State College helps pave the way for green workforce
    Palm Beach-area businesses take note: Palm Beach State College is taking the lead in grooming future green workers.“Palm Beach State is in a unique position to partner with industry in creating a transformative green economy that will...
  • Florida Green
    Florida – Green and loving it
    It may be time to change Florida’s nickname from the “Sunshine State” to the “Green State.”That’s because Florida – and Palm Beach County in particular – is rapidly becoming a mecca for clean energy...
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