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Biomass decision may save forest restoration efforts

The Arizona Corporation Commission this week agreed to require the state's utilities to buy or produce 90 megawatts of energy annually from biomass — saving the forest restoration industry from collapse.

The Corporation Commission on a 4-1 vote ordered the reluctant staff to come up with a proposed set of rules to create a market for the 1.5 million tons of branches, brush and debris created by thinning 50,000 acres of overgrown forest annually.

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Source: Payson Roundup

 
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