August 2, 2010
In early 2010, WE Energies applied to build a Biomass facility in Rothschild, which had a lot of our community-members wondering "What is biomass?" — and more importantly, "How will this affect us?"
Fortunately, the Library has a number of resources that can help you make sense of it all, plus a few links that will allow you to communicate your opinions.
MCPL books about biomass: https://mcpl.us/?k=biomass+energy — for help understanding the science and history of biomass.
WE Energies: Biomass Energy Project: https://www.we-energies.com/environmental/biomass.htm — from the WE Energies website, this page includes fact summaries and all application materials pertaining to the proposed facility. A printed copy of these materials is available for public viewing at MCPL Wausau.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Biomass Basics: https://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_biomass.html — general information about biomass from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Public Service Commission of Wisconsin: Submit Your Comments: https://psc.wi.gov/apps35/ERF_public/comment/filecomment.aspx — submit your comments about the proposed biomass facility. The "comment period" ends 12/31/10.
If you need assistance finding materials related to this and other community concerns, please feel free to contact us!
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