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Understanding Biomass Energy

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 the heck is Biomass?" ... and perhaps 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 to the powers that be.

  • MCPL | Books about Biomass:
    (for help understanding the science and history of biomass)
  • WE Energies | Biomass Energy Project:
    (from the WE Energies website; 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:
    (general information about biomass from the U.S. Dept. of Energy)
  • Public Service Commission of Wisconsin | Submit Your Comments:
    (submit your comments about the proposed biomass facility; the "comment period" ends 12/31/10, so you still have time to let your opinions be heard!)

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