Brookings Institutes pushes for tweak to EISA to unlock federal forest residues

March 29, 2016 |

In Washington, the Brookings Institute says that a small tweak to language in the Energy Independence and Security Act’s definition of renewable biomass for woody debris to include that from federal lands would produce a vast amount of new RINs to help achieve GHG emission reductions goals. Currently the definition excludes woody debris from federal lands and Indian lands, blocking residues from more than 251 million acres that could become feedstock for renewable fuels while also supporting economic development in Indian communities.

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