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MASSACHUSETTS ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGY ALLIANCE
ENVIRONMENT COMES FIRST

The Massachusetts Environmental Energy Alliance was created to put environmental priorities back in front of energy solutions – where they belong.  We carry out science-based and legal analyses of the impacts of state and federal energy policies, and advocate for truly clean, sustainable energy solutions that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preserve our forests, waterways, and air.

OPPOSING LARGE-SCALE BIOMASS POWER PLANTS

Biomass plants proposed for electricity generation in Western Massachusetts will deplete forest reserves, increase carbon dioxide emissions, and worsen air and water pollution.

 

 

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OUR ISSUES

PROMOTING ENERGY CONSERVATION AND EFFICIENCY

MEEA believes that  energy efficiency and conservation represent the best new “sources” of energy that will bridge to development of truly renewable energy sources. Click here for more information.

 

ADVOCATING FOR TRANSPARENT AND SCIENCE-BASED STATE AND FEDERAL ENERGY POLICIES

MEEA advocates for transparency and accountability in state energy policy decision-making.  

Click here to learn more.

Click for a map of proposed biomass plants in Western Massachusetts

Click for data on biomass plants and other energy plants proposed in Western Mass

Click for information on what biomass plants mean for forests, rivers, and air quality

Quick links for biomass plant information and recent comment letters

  • Click here to download formal comments to state agencies on biomass plants proposed in Western Massachusetts
  • Click here for our briefing that describes biomass air pollution, forest cutting, and greenhouse gas emissions impacts
  • A federal biomass study says Massachusetts can only support 6 - 7 MW of power generation from forest biomass, but the state is permitting more than ten times that amount to be built. See our letter to Secretary Bowles at EOEEA.
  • Construction and demolition debris burning at the Springfield (“Palmer”) biomass plant will emit heavy metals and other air toxins. Click here for our comment letter on toxic emissions and here for our letter to EPA asking them to take action.

Press Release: Massachusetts Puts the Brakes on Burning Construction Debris for Power Generation

 

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