Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles has directed the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to develop a sustainability requirement for electricity generated from biomass (woody crops and forest products) under the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). To that end, DOER has posted a Request for Information (RFI) asking for public comment on a proposed study of issues including Sustainable Forest Management, Carbon Sequestration, and Carbon Neutrality associated with biomass energy.
Responses to the RFI are due on July 3, 2009. The RFI can be accessed either by:
- Downloading the RFI document here
- Accessing the RFI through COMM-PASS ( http://www.comm-pass.com/), as Document # RFI-ENE-2009-012 (or using Key Words: Sustainable Forest, Bioenergy Initiative, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Neutrality, Biomass Energy, DOER, Dwayne Breger, Rob Rizzo)