(NAFB)--According to 25x’25 - a decision late last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington marks a critical juncture in the future of the biomass power industry.
The court vacated a three-year delay put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency in its implementation of the portion of its tailoring rule covering biomass. 25x’25 suggests this may accelerate the process for implementing the rule for biogenic carbon emissions. But the group says it doesn’t prevent the agency from demanding and evaluating the best science in determining how to most appropriately regulate emissions from biomass facilities. 25x’25 says EPA must continue the steps needed to adapt the rule in a way that fully accounts for the emissions benefits provided by biomass. They urge EPA not to put politics before policy.