Maine PUC Proposed Net Metering Rule: Worthington Sawtelle Comments

Robust growth in distributed generation DG in Maine, and particularly solar DG, has been stalled by the inability of the legislature, the Governor’s office and the Maine Public Utility Commission to agree on a comprehensive plan for moving the state forward. The legislation would have, among other things, replaced net metering with a market based… Continue Reading

Is Biomass Carbon Neutral? Depends On How Much Time You Have

It is almost axiomatic within the renewables community that the combustion of biomass is carbon neutral.  That is to say that virtually all carbon released by burning will ultimately be offset by the absorption of carbon by new growth, provided the agricultural scheme deployed is renewable and sustainable. This assumption regarding the carbon neutrality of… Continue Reading