Here''s what the biomass industry is telling politicians, media, and the public.
Two New Activist Letters Against Biomass, but Little Science to Back Up Their Claims
- April 20, 2016, Biomass101
In recent days, two coalitions of eco-activist groups have sent open letters to members of Congress expressing objections to the Energy Policy and Modernization Act (S. 2012) due to its treatment of biomass energy. The letters have some differences in verbiage and scope, but the signatories are all too familiar, and the scientific distortions are getting pretty old.
Readers who encounter the letters are left to wonder whether they should trust the claims made about biomassand understandably so. One of the letters sources its "scientific" claims almost entirely to studies authored by one of its own activist signatories. The other letter offers no outside sources of reference at all.