updated: October 2013
Support Biomass Thermal Energy!
Contact Your Senators and Urge Them to Vote!
Promote the use of residential and community-scale biomass thermal energy, a crucial element of the multipart solution to climate change and energy independence and security. The Biomass Thermal Utilization Act (BTU Act) has been introduced to the Senate and will provide an opportunity to strengthen clean energy policy. The Biomass Thermal Energy Council
(BTEC) is taking significant action to push this act forward.
The BTU Act adds biomass fuel to the list of existing technologies that qualify for the residential renewable energy investment tax credit in Section 25d of the Internal Revenue Code. The biomass fuel must have an efficiency rate of at least 75% to qualify, which will mean only the most efficient stoves and boilers will be eligible.
Industries will also benefit as they transition from other more costly and carbon-intensive fuel sources to biomass fuel. These businesses and institutions can save tens of thousands of dollars, keep their fuel dollars local and get off fossil fuels.
How can you help?
Your voice matters! Let your Senators know what their constituency wants.
Here's what you can do:
- Get informed. Read why biomass is so crucial.
- Find your congressmen and women here.
- Send them a letter. Here is an example letter. Customize it to your Senator or Representative. Encourage them to support tax parity for residential biomass thermal technologies and fuels.
Wood Heat Poster
The best photographs from the "Show Us Your Woodpile" contest are now in a poster! The Alliance is teaming up with Tarm USA based in Lyme, NH who ran the contest and produced the gorgeous 20 x 24 poster. It's
available for $10.00 through the Alliance, plus $3.50 for postage. All
sale proceeds are being donated to the Vermont based non-profit
organization Silent Heat, which distributes seasoned cord wood to
persons who would otherwise be left without any source of heat for the
winter. Please make checks payable to the Alliance for Green Heat and send to:
Alliance for Green Heat
6930 Carroll Ave, Suite 407
Takoma Park, MD 20912
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