NASF joined 15 organizations in a letter delivered to Jennifer M. Granholm, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, stressing the importance of woody biomass in the transition to renewable energy. The letter also highlights the alignment of the Inflation Reduction Act’s forestry-related goals with sustainable biomass, especially those aimed at mitigating catastrophic wildfire risks, creating jobs, and helping landowners in rural communities improve the general health of their forests.
“U.S. biomass is instrumental in helping countries reduce coal consumption, meet national climate targets, and drive innovative applications to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors where solutions are needed most. Today, U.S. biomass provides renewable, dispatchable power and heat to millions of homes and businesses around the world.”