Past Issues

Summer 2018 – On Neutral Ground? (SUBSCRIPTION ONLY)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFEATURE: Did Trump’s Quest for ‘Energy Dominance’ Factor into EPA’s Carbon Neutral Biomass Decision?

OPINION (PRO): Biomass Energy is Carbon Neutral 

OPINION (CON): Biomass Energy is NOT Carbon Neutral



Spring 2018 – Debate Heats Up Over Biomass Energy from National Forests (SUBSCRIPTION ONLY)

TBM Spring 2018 Cover 150

FEATURE: Out of the Fryingpan and Into the Forest

OPINION (PRO): Vegetation Management Project to Provide Forest Products, Biomass Energy

OPINION (CON): National Forest Project Bad for Environment and Climate



Winter 2017-2018 – Inside the EPA-Certified Wood Stove Debate (SUBSCRIPTION ONLY)

TBM Winter 2017 150

FEATURE: Can EPA Wood Stoves Cut Indoor Air Pollution? 

OPINION (PRO): EPA Wood Stoves Reduce Air Emissions

OPINION (CON): EPA Wood Stoves Still Pollute



Fall 2017 – Sustainable Biomass Program Under Scrunity (SUBSCRIPTION ONLY)

TBM Fall 2017 Cover 150

FEATURE: A Close Look at the Sustainable Biomass Program

OPINION (PRO): Sustainable Biomass Program: A Best Practice Certification System 

OPINION (CON): Sustainable Biomass Program Green Lights Forest Impacts



Summer 2017 – Can Logging Forests for Biomass Prevent Wildfire? (SUBSCRIPTION ONLY)

TBM Cover Summer 2017 150

FEATURE: Will Western Communities Adapt to Climate-Driven Wildfire? 

OPINION (PRO): Biomass Facilities a Tool for Dealing with Forest Fuels

OPINION (CON): The Fallacies of Forest “Thinning” for Fire Management 



Spring 2017 – Biomass Energy: Carbon Neutral or Not? (SUBSCRIPTION ONLY)


FEATURE: Study Assesses Economic Benefits of Biomass Energy on Rural Communities

OPINION (PRO): Middlebury College Declares Carbon Neutrality, Thanks to Biomass

OPINION (CON) Middlebury Biomass Not Carbon Neutral 



December 2016 – Clearing the Air on Biomass Emissions 


Send The Biomass Monitor to Arizona

Biomass Facilities Play Important Role in Improving Air Quality

Biomass Facilities Can Worsen Air Pollution



November 2016 – Should We Log Burned Forests for Biomass Energy?


Forest Service Studies Soil Impacts of Bioenergy Logging

Forest Biomass Utilization Combatting Catastrophic Wildfires

The Disconnect Between Myth and Reality in the Rim Fire



October 2016 – Vermont A Trailblazer for Biomass Heat


The Future of Biomass Energy in Vermont 

Helping Low-Income Vermonters Heat With Wood

Montpelier, VT’s Biomass Heating Facility Nothing to Celebrate



September 2016 – Will Aviation Biofuels Get Off the Ground? 


Generating Controversy

Take Off for Aviation Biofuels: When, How, and Why?

The High-Flown Fantasy of Aviation Biofuels



August 2016 – Where Do Green Groups Stand on Bioenergy


Where Do Environmental Groups Stand on Bioenergy?

Massachusetts: A Clear Path Forward for Biomass Energy

Massachusetts: The Hoax of Biomass and Modern Forestry



July 2016 – Wildfire Debate Rages On


Bioenergy Industry Consultant Critiques Scientists

Wildfire: Thinning Forests for Biomass Can Reduce Fire Severity

Wildfire: Dead Trees Vital to Forests



June 2016 – The Renewability Question


Is Biomass Heating Safe for Schools? 

Renewability: Congress Confirms Biomass Energy is Renewable

Renewability: Biomass Energy Not Renewable



May 2016 – Wood Pellets on the Hot Seat

Pine pellets in flames- behind flames ara fire wood

Is Biomass Energy Renewable?

Wood Pellets: Modern Wood Heating Making Inroads Across Northeast

Wood Pellets: Don’t Cut and Burn Forests, Preserve as Carbon Sinks



April 2016 – Sanders and Clinton: Biomass Boosters or Busters?


Sanders and Clinton: Biomass Boosters or Busters?

Advanced Biofuels: Nothing’s Perfect But There’s A Lot of Good

Advanced Biofuels: The Vast Taxpayer Cost of Failed Biofuel



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