Without policy support, plant operators in Michigan say they can’t compete with wind, solar and natural gas.
Activists in the southeastern U.S. see shifting politics in the United Kingdom as the best chance to curb demand for pellets.
A consumer advocacy group is seeking to intervene in a New Hampshire biomass subsidy case, saying the New England Ratepayers Association is misrepresenting itself.
A new proposal to prop up the state’s biomass power plants is modeled after nuclear subsidies in Illinois and New York.
The week’s moves are the first faint signs that North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and his administration are reacting to pressure from critics who say massive wood pellet production is exacerbating the climate crisis.