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Northern Forest Biomass Energy Initiative
The Biomass Energy Resource Center, the Northern Forest Center, and the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire convened the Northern Forest Biomass Energy Initiative in 2006.
The purpose of the initiative is to explore the potential for woody biomass from the Northern Forest to provide an increased source of renewable, sustainable energy for the region, and to determine what needs to happen in the region for that potential to be realized.
A multi-stakeholder Steering Committee was formed and a Working Session Conference and two Steering Committee meetings were held to engage the expertise and insights of a diverse cross-section of experts from throughout the region in the areas of:
• Forest resources
Results of these efforts are reflected in the Action Plan developed from this work.
Vermont Fuels For Schools
BERC is partnering with Vermont's state energy, forestry, and education agencies on an initiative to accelerate the pace at which schools in Vermont install wood-heating systems. Currently, more than 30 percent of all public school students in the state attend wood-heated schools.
Click here for more information on the Vermont Fuels For Schools Initiative (788 KB PDF).
A list of BERC projects and brief summaries of each is currently being compiled. Please check back at a later date for this information.