Using woody biomass for energy has neutral impacts on carbon emissions when the right policy and regulatory framework are in place. It is important for educated stakeholders to work together to create sound policies and regulations for the harvest and use of woody biomass for energy.
In this webinar, participants will gain a broader understanding of:
• Basics of forest carbon accounting, including the critical role of scale and time
• Emissions associated with typical woody biomass energy systems, and the ability of available technologies to comply with Maryland air quality regulations
• State policies and laws for climate action and clean energy, including the opportunities and barriers to woody biomass energy under current policy
Dr. Elliott Campbell - Director, Center for Economic and Social Science, MD Dept. of Natural Resources
Kendall DeLyser - Senior Manager of Forests and Climate, American Forests
Dr. Suzanne Dorsey - Assistant Secretary, MD Dept. of the Environment
Dan Rider - Forest Stewardship & Utilization Program Manager, MD Dept. of Natural Resources
Session Moderator: Kenneth Jolly - Acting Director/State Forester, MD DNR Forest Service
This program is offered in association with the Spurring Fossil Free- Biomass initiative, brought to you by the Maryland Forestry Foundation and Maryland Clean Energy Center in partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Sustainable Forestry Council, with funding from the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund.