Posts Tagged ‘ biomass ’

Connecticut PURA approves biomass power plant as Class I renewable

May 21st, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority approved on Tuesday a New Hampshire-based, 75-MW biomass power plant as eligible to generate Class I renewable energy certificates.

New Report: Biomass More Polluting Than Coal

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By
PHOTO: Biomass pellets are used worldwide for energy generation, and they're growing in popularity in Europe. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)

“Trees, Trash, and Toxics: How Biomass Energy Has Become the New Coal,” which has been delivered to the EPA by the Partnership for Policy Integrity, says that biomass power plants across the country are permitted to emit more pollution than comparable coal plants or commercial waste incinerators, even as they are subsidized by state and federal renewable energy dollars. There are currently two biomass proposals in Connecticut — one in Plainfield and one in Watertown.

It contains detailed emissions and fuel specifications for a number of facilities, including plants in Connecticut, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

State Selects Two Large Biomass Projects For Long-Term Contracts

Feb 1st, 2014 | By

The state energy department has locked in long-term contracts with two of the largest wood-burning biomass plants in New England, a move it says will save ratepayers $15 million and diversify the region’s sources of renewable power.

Foreclosure sale imminent for Plainfield biomass

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By

Once construction is complete, Connecticut Light & Power will buy electricity from the Plainfield plant, starting under a 15-year contract. The biomass will allow CL&P to meet the renewable energy goals set by the state.

NRG Energy plans bioenergy park in Montville

Aug 8th, 2013 | By

NRG Energy Inc. has announced its plan to construct a bioenergy park next to its biomass facility in Montville, Conn.

Dominion converts first of 3 coal plants to biomass

Jul 15th, 2013 | By

Dominion Virginia Power’s Altavista power station is now running on renewable biomass as part of a previously announced plan to convert three of its coal-fired power plants in the state to burn mostly waste wood left from regional timbering operations as fuel, the energy provider said Monday.

Vermont, now Connecticut, Models for Diverting Organics

Jul 2nd, 2013 | By

With the June 20 signing of Connecticut’s Public Act 13-285, An Act Concerning Recycling and Jobs, the Constitution State will start to divert organics to organics recycling facilities next year. At the same time, we might be observing the beginning of a new pattern that will be very good for biogas and composting businesses. It can also easily benefit waste haulers and others in the waste management industry.

Conn. biomass project gets $225M in funding

Jan 10th, 2012 | By

The Plainfield Renewable Energy (PRE) biomass project in Connecticut will receive $225 million for construction financing from Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) and the Carlyle Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Group. For more on this story, visit: Conn. biomass project gets $225M in funding – Mass High Tech Business News.

Power plan runs out of juice

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

Plans to build a $100-million-plus, 30-megawatt biomass power plant called Watertown Renewable Power suffered a crippling setback this month.