National Alliance of Forest Owners launches informational website about renewable energy from woody biomass

WASHINGTON , March 14, 2011 (press release) – Site informs the national dialogue on biomass energy with credible, scientific information

The National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) announced the availability of a website dedicated to offering information to inform the national dialogue on renewable biomass energy from wood. The site slices through the rhetoric and hyperbole in the discussion on biomass energy by offering credible information so policy makers can make an informed decision about our energy future.

The site, available at, contains:

Research and white papers on biomass supply, demand, greenhouse gas benefits, and more.
Answers to frequently asked questions, such as:
Why won't forest owners use whole forests or large, healthy trees for bioenergy?
Why do we need forest biomass in addition to other renewable sources, such as wind and solar?
Why is forest biomass energy sustainable?
Why is forest biomass energy beneficial to the atmosphere?
A blog on forest biomass energy
Tools for citizens to take action

NAFO is an organization of private forest owners committed to advancing federal policies that promote the economic and environmental values of privately-owned forests at the national level. NAFO membership encompasses more than 79 million acres of private forestland in 47 states. Private, working forests in the U.S. support 2.5 million jobs. View NAFO's interactive map to see the economic impact of America's working forests.

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