Critics hope an analysis of the pellet industry’s effects carbon sinks and emissions could influence the biomass debate.
A ratepayer group has asked federal regulators to invalidate the 2018 law, which forces utilities to buy biomass power.
While forestry industry advocates push to overturn New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of a bill to provide price supports for biomass plants, some experts say more widespread use of pellet stoves could help find new uses for low-grade wood products.
An environmental group’s report says state permits allow pellet factories to violate the intent of the Clean Air Act.
English Biomass challenges regulators’ all-or-nothing interpretation of state’s competitive supplier statute.