Kitzhaber nurtures biomass

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Gov. John Kitzhaber has already made good on campaign promises to support Oregon's biomass energy development sector.

On his own, Kitzhaber has unveiled grants, through the Forest Products Energy Project, that would develop the state's biomass industry.

As part of a massive outreach to manufacturers, Kitzhaber included biomass industry developers in a recent manufacturers roundtable event in Portland. While Kitzhaber mainly used the event to tout a bill that would create a more favorable capital gains rate specifically for reinvestment in Oregon, he also pledged to ensure that the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of biomass “reflects the beneficial carbon profile” of woody biomass in the Northwest.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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