Biomass Industry Zeros in on Washington
As the government prepares to make cuts to try to balance the budget, the renewable industry needs to make sure its message is heard in D.C.
By: Rona Johnson
Biomass Power and Thermal
It’s important that proponents of biomass power and thermal be in Washington to educate lawmakers about the benefits of renewable energy because those representing the interests of the fossil fuel industry will be there.
That makes the timing of the Pellet Fuels Institute’s Washington, D.C., fly-in perfect, as is the development of the Congressional Biomass Caucus. PFI is hosting a fly-in the week of Oct. 3 for members who want to share their experiences and concerns about the pellet industry with their representatives on Capitol Hill.
This is a great opportunity for the industry to tout its job creation benefits and to explain how pellet fuels can displace heating oil and lessen our dependence on foreign oil, thus reducing the amount of money we spend. I hope that they get a large contingency to participate. If you would like more information, or if you are interested in taking part in the fly-in, contact Ryan Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org.