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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.



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.



Leidos to assume ownership of 37.5MW biomass power plant in Connecticut

Oct 17th, 2013 | By

The plant, which will be constructed by Leidos Constructors, will power around 37,000 homes and will sell its output to Connecticut Light & Power under a 15-year off-take agreement.



Quinebaug River named to national network

Oct 6th, 2012 | By

This year, though, the Quinebaug has risen anew to prominence in the region. Several years ago 10 miles in Massachusetts were named part of the National Recreation Trail network, and this summer, 35 miles more of the river in Connecticut was added to the trail, including sections through Thompson, Putnam, Pomfret, Brooklyn, Killingly, Plainfield and

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Company tapped for Plainfield sewer survey

Aug 5th, 2012 | By

Plainfield officials hope to be ready to bring plans for a significant upgrade of the town’s sewage treatment facilities before townspeople late this year. First Selectman Paul Sweet said he will recommend at the August meeting of the Sewer Authority that it hire the firm of Fuss and O’Neill, of Manchester, to conduct the survey

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Plainfield: First jolt of revenue from power plant arrives

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

Plainfield Renewable Energy, or PRE, plans to build a 37.5-megawatt energy plant along Route 12 and Mill Brook Road Plainfield, which would use construction debris and other “waste wood” to produce electricity. For more on this story, visit: Plainfield: First jolt of revenue from power plant arrives – Norwich, CT – The Bulletin.