- The GREEN Act revives the production tax credits for energy from biomass power plants and garbage incineration, which expired in 2017, and extends them through the end of 2024. This would be a financial boon for the proposed Palmer wood-burning power plant in Springfield, which Congressman Neal represents.
- The Green Act also creates new renewable energy tax incentives for biomass gasification and for residential wood stoves, which already contribute significantly to Massachusetts’ poor air quality. Worcester County, which Congressman Neal represents, has some of the highest levels of residential wood-burning pollution in the nation!
The timing is critical. The House and Senate are currently negotiating the 2020 federal budget and there are a number of proposals, including the biomass tax credits, to help prop up the biomass industry.
Please call Congressman Neal’s Springfield office TODAY at 413-785-0325 and urge him to:
1) Remove the tax credits for polluting biomass energy in the GREEN Act
2) Oppose any subsidies for biomass energy in the 2020 federal budget
Congressman Neal especially needs to hear from voters in his district!
For those who want to engage in social media, please address your comments to @RepRichardNeal and use the hashtags#ActOnClimate and #NoFalseSolutions.
U.S. Policy Director
Partnership for Policy Integrity