Concerned about the health of Oregon's forestlands, increasingly large and frequent wildfires, and associated expenditures and impacts, the 2005 Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 1072 (Chapter 772, Oregon Laws, 2005). The Oregon Forest Biomass Working Group (OFBWG) was established in November 2005 to meet the directives in established by that bill and subsequent law, as well as to accomplish the biomass goals in then Governor Kulongoski’s 2005 Renewable Energy Action Plan.
The group is comprised of a wide range of stakeholders in the private, public and non-profit sectors working to advance sustainable biomass utilization in Oregon. Participation is open to any member of the public interested in contributing to this end.
This group is an important statewide forum for information sharing, problem solving, and knowledge creation relating to forest biomass, providing education, strategic recommendations, and advice to state agencies, policy makers, the biomass industry, and other stakeholders.
AgendaMeeting NotesMeeting MaterialsHand-out: Oregon Department of Energy Rulemaking Committee Meeting regarding Biomass Producer or Collector Tax CreditHand-out: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, regarding Oregon Clean Power Plan Process (Year 2)Presentation: Oregon Department of Energy, Clean Power Plan: Initial Assessment of EPAs III(d) RulePresentation: Oregon Forest Industries Council, Biomass Energy Emissions & the Clean Power Plan: Forest Industry PerspectiveHand-out: Oregon Statewide Wood Energy Team 2015 Grant AwardsHand-out: Woody Biomass and the Clean Power Plan