NoSAG Encourages Vermont Citizens to get Informed. The links below will
connect you with general information and issues with biomass plants.
Dispelling the Myth of Clean, Green Biomass Power Truthout
the Biomass Economy by Jim Thomas.
Electronic Map Tracks Logging for Biomass Energy [The Biomass Monitor]
Energy Justice Network
Wood Biomass for Heat and Power: Addressing Public Health Impacts
Lowell Center for Sustainable Production - UMAss Lowell
Heating Up the Earth - Global Warming for Kids!
Biomass Incineration from the
Energy Justice network
Human Health Effects of Biomass Incinerators: A Pediatrician’s Perspective on Air Pollution and Children, with a Focus on Inflammation
Congressional Briefing by Norma Schue Kreilein, MD, FAAP
- Health, Water and Land Impacts Comparison (pdf)
from the Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making, Carnegie Mellon University
Biomass Inceneration Health Issues Fact Sheet (pdf) from Save America's
Burning Trees to Make Electricity -- What Are They Thinking? Ellen Moyer, Ph. D.
Wood Energy Not 'Green' Enough, Says Mass. NPR
Massachusetts Tightens Rules on Biomass Plants Wall Street Journal
High-Stakes War Over Springfield (MA) Biomass Power Plant Northampton Media
Emissions from forest fires, biomass burning worse than thought: new study.
from Biofuels Digest
ISO New England Says Network Would Be Stable Without Yankee reported by VPR
NoSAG asks: "If we don't need Vermont Yankee, why do we need the North Springfield Biomass Plant?"
Massachusetts Biomass Regulations: The Model for Getting Biomass Policy Right
Natural Resources Defense Council
Sustainable Wood Bioenergy in Massachusetts Pinchot Institute for Conservation
Biomass Basics from the
Partnership for Policy Integrity
“Renewable” biomass power cuts forests, pollutes the air, drains rivers, and
worsens global warming PDF Factsheet from the Partnership for Policy Integrity
New survey shows Americans don’t support biomass energy from the
Partnership for Policy Integrity
America's Forests Threatened by Tree Incinerators/ Wood Energy
Coalition (fought Biomass plant in Pownal and won)
- Carbon emissions from
burning biomass for energy by Partnership for Policy Integrity
Wood burning power plants may hurt global warming fight
The Green Blog, Boston.com
- Biomass Pollution Basics by David Pennise, CEIHD, U.C. Berkeley (PDF)
- Video: 2012-Feb-28 PSB Meeting at the High School
Recorded by Annette Smith, Executive Director,
Vermonters for a Clean Environment, Inc. recorded until 9:00 PM with 30 speakers.
- Video: 20120Feb-28 North Springfield Site Visit
Preceded PSB meeting on same day. Recorded by Vermonters for a Clean Environment, Inc.
Proposed North Springfield biomass plant draws concern, support
Article from the Chester Telegraph on 2012-Mar-05
Vermont Joins 11 States Sue EPA Over Delay in New Soot Rules
- American Lung Association
- Forest, carbon, and air quality impacts from wood energy facilities
- Biomass Briefing, October 2009
- Biomass Electricity: Clean Energy Subsidies for a Dirty Industry
- Biomass Reality Check: Lessons Learned in Massachusetts
- Growth of wood biomass power stokes concern on emissions
- Springfield Town Plan
- Biomass Energy: Beware of the Costs
- Matera: Burning more wood is for the Cavemen
- Burning wood to generate electricity can be worse for global warming than burning coal
- Vermonters’ Forests, Health Would Be Hurt by Expansion of Large-scale Wood-burning “Biomass” Energy
- EPA Biopower Mapping Application