October 6, 12:00 – 1:15 pm ET, hosted by 25×25
On August 3, 2015, the White House announced the highly anticipated Clean Power Plan (CPP). States have since begun the process of developing State Implementation Plans with the goal of attaining the emission reduction goals established in the CPP. Other states are seeking to fight the restrictions imposed by the CPP.
- Bob Cleaves, President of the Biomass Power Association;
- Maeve Mason, Manager of Regulation and SIP Management Section of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; and,
- Zia Haq, Senior Analyst at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Biomass Project Ideas for SWET
If you know of biomass projects that would be a good fit for the WI, MN and/or the MI State Wood Energy Teams, please forward to Sabina Dhungana (WI) at Sabina.Dhungana@wisconsin.gov; Mark Lindquist (MN) and/or Anna Dirkswager at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com ; and Ray Miller (MI) at firstname.lastname@example.org; respectively.
Biomass Thermal Photos Needed
The Heating the Midwest (HTM) Steering Committee is looking for biomass thermal photos for the HTM website. If you have some that you are willing/able to share, please forward directly to Scott Bagley at: email@example.com.
Call for Your Midwest Biomass Stories and Events in December Newsletter
As you’ve seen month after month, companies, governments, and communities around the Midwest are making progress on biomass heating and combined heat and power (CHP) programs and projects.
If you have a story or event to contribute for next month or if you’d like to be on the list to receive upcoming newsletters, please send the update to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th Annual HTM 2015 Conference Success. Thank You, Minneapolis!
Thank you to the nearly 200 attendees of last month’s Heating the Midwest (HTM) Conference. Unlike the previous three conferences, the 2015 event was collocated with the International Biomass Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The one day conference kicked-off on Monday, April 20th, with a discussion on overcoming obstacles to speed up the deployment of biomass thermal solutions. Tony “T.J.” Morice, the newly appointed Co-Chair of HTM and Vice President of marketing, operations and business development of the Marth Companies, opened the conference by congratulating Brian Brashaw, former Director of the Wood Materials and Manufacturing Program, on his tenure as HTM Chairman. Four presentation sessions followed, addressing topics like policy, project development case studies, combined heat and power, and financing. The conference concluded Monday evening with a reception on the floor of the International Biomass Conference.
As reported by Katie Fletcher of Biomass Magazine, HTM began in 2011 by focusing on thermal energy and opportunities within the Midwest, especially locations without access to the natural gas grid. “We want to increase growth in biomass heating in the Midwest, but there are obstacles to overcome,” Morice said during his keynote. “Biomass heating projects need to be on the radar and the rural economic development focus needs to be understood.”
Conference presentations will be posted at HeatingtheMidwest.org soon. Thanks again to the event sponsors and supporters for a new take on our annual event!
- Visit HeatingtheMidwest.org for conference materials, presentations, and pictures from past HTM conferences >>