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Monday, July 11, 2011

EPA finalizes Tailoring Rule biomass deferment

Biomass Power & Thermal
By Anna Austin July 07, 2011

The U.S. EPA has ruled that it will maintain its proposal to defer biomass from the Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule for three years while the agency further studies the science and policy of regulating biomass energy.

The final version of the Tailoring Rule regulated biomass, or biogenic emissions, in the same manner as fossil fuels. It went into effect Jan. 2, but in response to multiple studies, statements and letters warning of the detrimental effects of the rule, a few weeks later the EPA announced the three-year deferment for biomass, with a final rulemaking to be made in July.

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