Is Biomass The Answer For A Region Powered By Coal?

Biomass facilities usually burn plant-based materials—everything from trees to wood pellets to specially-grown crops—and convert that heat into electricity. Several factors determine whether a biomass power plant is a boon or a curse for the local environment and the planet. Read more about them here.

Hazard Biomass: Read Letters Signed By Legislators

During a two-week span in July 2011, eight eastern Kentucky politicians signed supportive but misleading letters seeking to advance the cause of a proposed biomass-burning plant in Perry County.

Most of the letters were brief, just three or four paragraphs. And unless they were laid side-by-side, it would be easy to miss the fact that they all contained virtually the same wording, paragraph by paragraph. Read them here for yourself.