BETHESDA, Md., January 3, 2022 — Today marks Enviva Inc.’s first full trading day as a corporation on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EVA) following its successful conversion (the “Conversion”) from Enviva Partners, LP, a master limited partnership, to Enviva Inc. (“Enviva”), a Delaware corporation, on December 31, 2021.

Plans to create hydrogen by burning wood have swollen in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley, after sawmill offshoot, Sweetman Renewables, yesterday announced a $15 million deal with Singapore’s CAC-H₂ to construct the country’s largest wood-fed hydrogen production plant.

As a climate economist who has conducted research in the area for more than 40 years, I’ve enjoyed Paul and Cynthia Stancioff’s occasional articles on climate change including the Aug. 26 article on carbon pricing. They have done a great job!

A mad dash to mitigate impacts from climate change is at the top of the agenda in Washington, and we’re beginning to see some new policy proposals show up in the bipartisan infrastructure bill that recently passed a Senate vote.

A major political and environmental dispute is coming to a boil in the run-up to COP26 in Scotland this November, as the EU and the forestry industry push forest biomass (turning trees into wood pellets and burning them to make electricity), claiming the science shows biomass is sustainable and produces zero emissions.

The issue of carbon neutrality for wood-based bioenergy just won’t go away. In recent months, Politico, The New York Times, and CNN all have run high-level stories that take the Europeans to task for using wood pellets from the U.S. South because of concerns that wood-based biomass is not carbon neutral.

Koehler plays its part in meeting Paris Climate Agreement goals. Lower CO2 footprint for Oberkirch/Germany as a result of converting combined heat and power plant from bituminous coal to biomass. Investment of just under 60 million euros (73 million US dollars).

All the challenges and opportunities surrounding forestry biomass in Ontario are laid out in a draft action plan now available for public consumption and feedback.

With the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement, and with governments across the country evaluating how they can cut carbon emissions, a question remains about one contentious "carbon neutral" energy source: wood pellets.

Jamie Stephen wants to bring district energy systems to Nova Scotia, promising jobs, a market for local resources, and cuts to Nova Scotia’s greenhouse gas emissions. 

The controversial wood-burning power plant proposed in East Springfield would no longer qualify for renewable energy credits under a set of regulations that the Baker administration revised and put forward Friday after months of outcry from community members and environmental advocates.

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