US EPA ignores biomass in emissions data from power stations

The U.S. EPA has  just released its “2010 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Large Facilities.”  Emissions from biomass are still not included in these national inventories.   A “Request for Correction of Information”, submitted back in July 2010 by the Center for Biological Diversity and other groups remains entirely unaddressed.  The EPA, unsure how to account for biogenic emissions under the “tailoring rule”,  accepted public comments on the matter late last year, (Biofuelwatch submitted comments) and then meanwhile granted industry a three year exemption from reporting.

To access EPA’s GHG Reporting Program Data and Data Publication Too, click here.

For background information about EPA’s  GHG Reporting Program click here.  

For the EPA report ” Information on the U.S. Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sources and Sinks”, click here.

A Request for Correction to the EPA, submitted by the Center for Biological Diversity e and others can be found here.