The Northeast Biomass Thermal Working Group (NEBTWG) is a coalition of biomass thermal advocates committed to working together to advance the use of biomass for heating and CHP (combined heat and power) in the northeastern United States. More Info >>
NEBTWG and BTEC Form 'Biomass Thermal Pavilion' at NEFI Energy Expo 2013, Invites Biomass Participation
BTEC is inviting NEBTWG to help represent the biomass industry through participation in booths 155 & 156. To participate, complete the form located here and email to Marc Caluwe at marc@Hydro-to-Heat-Convertor.com today. Instructions are included on the form. Spots will be filled first come, first served.
Northeastern Group Unveils Bulk Wood Pellet Delivery Recommendations, Seeks to Accelerate Renewable Heating Market
The technical document provides recommendations for the safe and uniform delivery of biomass fuel for residential and commercial installations nationwide.
Massachusetts CEC and Massachusetts DOER Co-host Webinar on Renewable Thermal Energy Study and Incentives
Comment Period Open for Bulk Pellet Delivery Recommendations, Closes October 1, 2012
Northeastern Businesses Urged to Request Support from Senators for New Biomass Thermal Tax Credit
NEBTWG is busy reaching out to Northeastern businesses requesting help to recruit co-sponsors for S. 3352, a bill to promote highly efficient commercial and industrial biomass thermal systems.
Good News From NEBTWG, June 2012
Good News From NEBTWG, May 2012
NEBTWG to Co-Host Heating the Midwest Conference and Expo, April 25-27
NEBTWG 2011-2012 Update at Northeast Biomass Heating Expo
NEBTWG and BTEC Join Forces to Form 'Biomass Thermal Pavilion' at Building Energy 12 Expo
NEBTWG has available space to display biomass services, fuels, and appliances at Booth #1064. To participate, complete the form located here and email to Marc Caluwe at marc@Hydro-to-Heat-Convertor.com today. Instructions are included on the form. Spots will be filled first come, first served.
USDA Grant Program Opens, Biomass Heating Technologies Eligible
NEBTWG Publishes State-by-State Home Heating Factsheet Series
DC Thermal Summit Success: NEBTWG Leaders Engage Washington Policymakers on Biomass Heating Issues
NEBTWG Co-Organizes, Adds Northeast Speaker to Nov. 16 DC Briefing on Biomass Thermal Energy
NEBTWG to Join November 16 Biomass 'Thermal Summit' to Promote Renewable Heating
Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2012 Issues 'Save the Date' and Call for Abstracts
NEBTWG Joins BTEC in Upcoming Webinar: Regional Perspectives on Biomass Energy: The Northeast
NEBTWG Leads Laundry List of Biomass Heating Achievements in Northeast
NEBTWG Noted in National, Regional Thermal Update
Vermont Open to Biomass Thermal Energy in Comprehensive Energy Plan Now Until July 15
The state's Department of Public Service is accepting comments on the semi-yearly energy plan, and biomass advocates are urged to submit supportive comments regarding renewable thermal options
July 6, 2011
Vermont Capital Residents OK Wood-Heating System
NEBTWG and Other Regional Efforts Profiled in Leading Trade Publication
Biomass Power & Thermal editorial highlights the role of regional biomass advocacy groups.
May 23, 2011
NEBTWG's "Call-to-Action" Collects Nearly 400 Signatures, Outlines Next Steps
NEBTWG's "Call-to-Action" a Sign of Biomass Network, Coalition Growth
Heating the Northeast Industry Tour Touts Successful Biomass Fuel Switches, Mascenic High Featured
Vermont Looks to Expand Heating Incentive Program to Wood Pellet Systems
NEBTWG Steering Committee's Charlie Niebling Urges Oil Heat Industry to Help Lead Biomass Heating Transition
March 14, 2011
Oil Prices Accelerating; NE Biomass Advocates Rally for Renewable Energy
With U.S. heating oil up 24 percent and rising; NEBTWG urges a 25 percent replacement of fossil fuels in the Northeastern U.S. by 2025 Read the press release >>
Heating the Northeast 2011 Conference Registration Now Open
This year’s Heating the Northeast Conference theme is “Moving Forward, Getting Results,” and it builds on the momentum from the generated from the Bold Vision for 2025. View the new program>>
Explore your market options, network with industry partners, learn what changes are on the horizon. Register now >>. Visit www.HeatNE.com for more information.
NEBTWG Mobilizes Network to Contact Senators, Attend DC Biomass Briefing
NEBTWG Steering Committee's Bill Strauss Calls on Maine to Decrease Heating Oil Dependency with Biomass
NEBTWG's Northeast Conference Inspires Midwest Biomass Event
USDA Secretary Vilsack Responds to NEBTWG Letter
Maine Residents Increasing Use of Wood Heat, Part of Recent Trend
As Tux Turkel of the Portland Press Herald writes, the use of wood for home heating among Mainers has increased compared to a decline in oil heating. Several factors are at play in this home heating trend, including fluctuating fossil fuel prices and tax incentives. Read the full article here>>
NEBTWG Expresses Concern Toward EPA's Biomass Heating Article
Eight NEBTWG coalition members sent a letter to EPA Region 1 Administrator Curt Spaulding urging the agency to revisit its comparisons between biomass and fossil heating fuels. The letter was in response to an EPA press release on Nov. 22, “With Cooler Weather, Advice to New Englanders for Safer, Cleaner Wood-Burning.”
NEBTWG, Northern Forest Center, and 180+ Co-signers Call on USDA to Reconize Biomass Heating Fuels
As part of a continuing effort to expand the use of biomass heating fuels in reducing reliance on foreign oil, more than 180 individuals, organizations, and businesses, signed a letter to Secretary Vilsack regarding USDA's "National Biofuels Strategy." NEBTWG has shared the letter with state USDA officials, FSA offices, EPA Region 1 & 2 offices, and the Northeast's congressional delegation.
NEBTWG Profiled for Grassroots Biomass Activity
The Northeast Biomass Thermal Working Group (NEBTWG) was highlighted in Biomass Power & Thermal Magazine for its rapid response and turnout regarding upcoming USDA National Biofuels Strategy public hearings. Read more >>.
As Heating Season Nears, Group Calls for 25 Percent of Heating Needs in the Northeast to come from Renewable Energy
Today, the Northeast Biomass Thermal Working Group (NEBTWG) called on legislators and state officials in the northeastern U.S. to begin work on meeting 25% of heating needs with renewable energy.
The group’s plan, Heating the Northeast with Renewable Biomass: A Bold Vision for 2025, details the path towards a 25% replacement of the Northeast’s fossil fuel use in heating with renewable sources of energy.
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