Is Biopower Carbon Neutral?

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This report assesses the variables involved in determining whether or not biopower (i.e., electricity generated from biomass) is a carbon-neutral alternative to fossil fuels as a way to help meet meet U.S. energy demands and reduce U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It includes information about the biomass carbon cycle, GHG accounting for biopower production, recent developments affecting the assessment, and overview of whether or not it can be considered carbon neutral, and legislative implications.

Creator(s): Bracmort, Kelsi
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 25, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Bracmort, Kelsi

Analyst in Agricultural Conservation and Natural Resources Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 25, 2011
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Description:

This report assesses the variables involved in determining whether or not biopower (i.e., electricity generated from biomass) is a carbon-neutral alternative to fossil fuels as a way to help meet meet U.S. energy demands and reduce U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It includes information about the biomass carbon cycle, GHG accounting for biopower production, recent developments affecting the assessment, and overview of whether or not it can be considered carbon neutral, and legislative implications.

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17 pages.

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