Author Archives: Bill Gupton, NC Sierra Club Vice Chair

* Biomass Power Plants Pose Health Risk – Mass Medical Society

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* Medical Doctors Brief Congress on Biomass Energy Health Hazards

After reading this, would you want to live near the proposed ReVenture Park incinerator? Do you want this in Mecklenburg County? October 2, 2012 — Josh – by Josh Schlossberg, The Biomass Monitor Three medical doctors and a scientist presented … Continue reading

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* ReVenture Incinerator Plans Are Back – Keep Mecklenburg Incinerator Free

Just when you thought that it might be safe to breathe in western Mecklenburg County in the future, ReVenture now says that they want to resume plans to build an incinerator complex – TWO INCINERATORS! John Downey, Senior Staff Writer … Continue reading

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* Greenpeace Trashes Biomass

Greenpeace Trashes Biomass – by Josh Schlossberg Nov. 2, 2011: Greenpeace Canada released a report condemning burning Canada’s forests for biomass electricity and biofuels. The report, “Fueling a Biomess: Why Burning Trees for Energy Will Harm People, the Climate, and … Continue reading

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* American Academy of Family Physicians Opposes Biomass Burning

Below are excerpts from an April 23, 2010 letter from Douglas Henley, M.D., vice president and CEO of the American Academy of Family Physicians (representing over 94,700 family physicians and medical students) to the North Carolina Department of Environmental and … Continue reading

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* Massachusetts Poised to Slash Biomass Power Subsidies

Massachusetts Poised to Slash Biomass Power Subsidies – by Meg Sheehan In the coming weeks, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is scheduled to issue Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) regulations that will require energy producers seeking “renewable energy credits” … Continue reading

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* Two Biomass Proposals Axed in Indiana

This is David bringing down Goliath with a well-aimed stone. This is a lesson for us all in this age of “too big to fail”. It’s also a lesson that ordinary (extraordinary) citizens can solve problems in spite of our … Continue reading

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* Emissions from Biomass vs Natural Gas

Biomass incineration for energy is not clean! Here’s a report using actual data. See the full report here Air-Pollution-from-Natural-Gas-vs-Biomass-Power

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* Massachusetts Poised to Slash Biomass Power Subsidies

Massachusetts citizens are on the right track! Massachusetts Poised to Slash Biomass Power Subsidies – by Meg Sheehan In the coming weeks, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is scheduled to issue Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) regulations that will require energy producers … Continue reading

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* Two Biomass Incinerators Bite the Dust

What a great story of how a community stopped a biomass polluter! Proposals for biomass incinerators proposed for both Crawford and Scott Counties in Indiana have been withdrawn — extraordinary victories for local opponents — the following article features Heartwood Hellbender Carbeth … Continue reading

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