Content tagged "biomass economics"

Carbon Markets and Forest Bioenergy

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Introduction Carbon markets are thought to be one of many innovative, market-based solutions to global climate change. These markets allow for the purchase...

Renewable and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Introduction This fact sheet provides a brief overview of renewable and energy efficiency portfolio policies. These policies are currently being used in...

Woody Biomass for Energy – Tax Incentives

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Introduction Tax savings are often used to promote economic development in the United States. A case in point is Congress’ Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2005....

Benefits to Landowners from Forest Biomass/Bioenergy Production

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Introduction Private forest landowners represent the first step in the forest bioenergy supply chain. Their production of a cellulosic feedstock is central...

Forest Bioenergy Production and Rural Economic Development

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Introduction and Background Developing a forest bioenergy industry can have a number of positive effects on the rural economies of the South. Employment,...

The Economics of Forest Biomass Production and Use

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Introduction Under current market conditions, cost remains a major barrier to market penetration of forest bioenergy. However, technological advances as well...

Supply of Forest Biomass for Energy: Determinants and Estimation

Wood Energy Updated: September 09, 2013

Introduction The South is endowed with a rich forestland base and favorable physiographical conditions for growing biomass. While the total availability of...

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