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Press Releases from Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) (18 total)

BTEC Board of Directors Elects New Executive Officers

Washington DC - January 22, 2013 - Today, the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) announced its newly elected executive officers for the 2013 Board of Directors. The executive committee that will lead the organization in 2013 includes: Chairman: Dan Wilson, Vice President of Wilson Engineering Services Vice Chair: Dan Arnett, Biomass Coordinator for Ernst Conservation Seeds Treasurer: Robert Davis, Founder and CEO of Forest Energy Corporation Secretary: John Ackerly,

Biomass Thermal Energy Council Applauds Senator Bingaman for Action on Renewable …

WASHINGTON - June 28, 2012 - The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) today joined a chorus of industry and non-profit voices in strong support of Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and Diane Feinstein (D-CA) for their introduction of a bill to help businesses across the country meet their heating needs with renewable biomass. The “Expanding Industrial Energy and Water Efficiency Incentives Act of 2012” would establish a tiered corporate

NH Adopts Full Thermal Incentive for Renewable Portfolio Standard

WASHINGTON - June 25, 2012 - The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) today applauded New Hampshire Governor John Lynch and the state's Senate and House of Representatives for their passage of legislation (NH Senate Bill 218), a bill that adds thermal renewable energy to the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS). RPS programs have been adopted in some 29 states and the District of Columbia to provide incentives to develop energy

Commercial Buildings, Huge Energy Savings with Wood Heat Focus of 2012 Northeast …

Fourth annual Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2012 to feature two dedicated technical and economic development tracks Saratoga Springs, NY (March 21-23, 2012) – The fourth annual Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2012 (nebiomassheat.com) will feature two dedicated technical and economic development tracks for its March 21-23 conference and expo in Saratoga Springs, NY. Through an expanded expo hall and info-packed workshops, the 2012 event will provide an opportunity for

BTEC Announces Nov. 21 Midwestern Perspectives Webinar on Biomass Energy

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) announced its newest webinar, “Regional Focus on Biomass Energy: the Midwest,” scheduled for November 21st at 2 PM ET, 1 PM CT. This is the final webinar in a three-part series examining biomass heating markets and policies in different regions of the United States. This event is made possible with funding from the U.S. Forest Service’s Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC). The

BTEC Announces Nov. 10 Webinar, Western Regional Perspectives on Biomass Energy

Washington, DC – November 2, 2011 - The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) today announced open registration for its newest webinar, “Regional Focus on Biomass Energy: the West,” on November 10th at 4PM ET, 1 PM PT. This webinar is the second in a three-part series examining biomass heating markets and policies in different regions of the United States. This event is made possible with funding from the U.S. Forest

BTEC Announces Oct. 19 Webinar Regional Perspectives: the Northeast

Registration is now open for the free educational webinar on October 19, 2011 at 1 PM ET, 10 AM PT Washington, DC – October 10, 2011 - The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) today announced open registration for its newest webinar, “Regional Focus on Biomass Energy: the Northeast,” on October 19th at 1PM ET, 10AM PT. This webinar is the first in a three-part series that looks at biomass heating in

BTEC and RPG Awarded Grant by U.S. Forest Service

Washington, DC – September 28, 2011 - The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) and Resource Professional Group (RPG) today announced that they were awarded a $70,000 grant by the U.S. Forest Service’s Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC). The project will promote energy cost savings and environmental improvement of commercial buildings by educating building architects and biomass appliance manufacturers on wood energy. Project partners BTEC and RPG will facilitate several

New BTEC Webinar Focuses on Public Perception of Biomass Energy

August 16, 2011 - Washington, D.C. Registration is now open for the webinar, "Public Perceptions of Biomass Thermal Energy: Identifying Sentiment, Overcoming Challenges," on Tuesday, August 30th at 1 PM ET. Participants will hear from three speakers as they share research, findings, and first-hand experience on the public's perception of biomass thermal energy. This is the eighth webinar in a 14-part series hosted by the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC),

Biomass Thermal Energy Council Praises Congressional Biomass Caucus Formation, C …

U.S. House of Representatives members Charlie Bass (R-NH2) and Peter Welch (D-VT) to co-chair new bipartisan caucus. Washington, DC – July 14, 2011 - The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) today applauded the formation of the first Congressional Biomass Caucus. Led by Representatives Charlie Bass (R-NH2) and Peter Welch (D-VT), this coalition will seek to support the development of biomass and elevate the renewable resource’s profile in Congress. “We

Latest BTEC Webinar on Biomass Thermal Finance

Register now to attend the free webcast, “Biomass Thermal Finance: Options, steps, and resources for biomass project development,” on Wednesday, June 29 at 2PM ET by the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC), and hear from three experienced panelists on their insights into financing models for varying scales of biomass thermal projects. This is the seventh webinar in a series funded in part by the USDA's Wood Education and Resource Center

Newest BTEC Webinar Explores Federal Biomass Energy Legislation, Policy

WASHINGTON, January 14 - The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) today announced the third webinar in its series of free educational webinars on key topics for the biomass thermal community. “Biomass Energy - A Policy Outlook: Programs, Legislation and the new Congress,” will be held January 27, 2011 at 1PM ET. This event is made possible with funding from the USDA Forest Service's Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC). This

BTEC Presents New Webinar on Residential Biomass Heating

WASHINGTON, October 14 - The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) today announced the second webinar in its series of free educational webinars on topics important to the biomass thermal industry. “Green Heat for Homes: Benefits and Challenges of Residential Biomass Energy,” will be held November 4, 2010 at 3PM ET. This event is made possible with funding from the USDA Forest Service’s Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC).

As Heating Season Nears, New Group Calls for 25 Percent of Heating Needs in the …

Today, the Northeast Biomass Thermal Working Group (NEBTWG) called on legislators and state officials in the northeastern U.S. to begin work on meeting 25% of the region's heating needs with renewable energy. This vision presents a common-sense path forward - a path that keeps dollars and jobs in our communities by promoting the switch to renewable, highly efficient sources of thermal energy. The group's plan, Heating the Northeast with Renewable Biomass:

BTEC Launches Series of Educational Webinars on Biomass Heating and CHP

WASHINGTON, September 17 - The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) today announced the launch of a series of free educational webinars on topics important to the biomass thermal industry. The first in the series, "The Opportunity of Biomass Energy: Renewable Heating and CHP," will be held September 28, 2010 at 3PM EDT. This event is made possible with funding from the USDA Forest Service’s Wood Education and Resource Center

Plum Creek Joins Biomass Thermal Energy Council as Sustaining Member

WASHINGTON - Plum Creek, the largest and most geographically diverse private landowner in the United States, joined the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) today as a Sustaining Member. Plum Creek manages approximately 7 million acres of timberlands in major timber producing regions of the United States and wood products manufacturing facilities in the Northwest. The company serves traditional forest product markets as well as emerging energy markets for biomass.

Biomass Thermal Energy Council Achieves Milestone

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC), a non-profit association dedicated to advancing the use of biomass for heat and other thermal energy applications, would like to thank all of its Founding Members for helping build this new organization. Formed in January 2009, BTEC ended its Founding Member period last week with 57 members in 24 U.S. states and four countries. BTEC greatly appreciates all of their support. BTEC Founding Members

Nine leading biomass companies form Biomass Thermal Energy Council

New trade association will promote biomass heating WASHINGTON, March 10 - A group of nine leading biomass companies has formed the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC), a non-profit association dedicated to advancing the use of biomass for heat and other thermal energy applications. The founding members of BTEC include biomass fuel producers, appliance manufacturers and distributors, and supply chain companies that represent the breadth of interests in the fast growing biomass