Our MissionThe Stop Spewing Carbon campaign is a grassroots effort to stop taxpayer subsidies being used for polluting, forest-burning biomass power incinerators in Massachusetts.
We continue to pressure the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to stop wasting your “clean energy” taxpayer & ratepayer dollars on inefficient, carbon dioxide-spewing, biomass power incinerators.
The ProblemRight now in Massachusetts, developers are proposing five new biomass incinerators that would produce only 1% more electricity, but would…
- spew out particulates, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and nitrogen oxides, which cause asthma, heart disease and cancer;
- increase greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector by 10%, making our carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction targets unreachable;
- and consume the equivalent of 50 football fields of trees every day.
The SolutionEnd all renewable energy credits, tax credits, and cash grants to forest or garbage fueled power plants that burn dirty. Work now to end public funding for polluting incinerators disguised as “clean” energy.
Demand that your tax dollars go to efficiency & conservation measures, as well as appropriately-sited and scaled, zero-waste and zero-emission renewable energy sources like solar, wind, small hydroelectric (no new dams), small geothermal, and wave/tidal.
ResourcesAmerican Power Act: Request to Eliminate Incentives for Biomass Incinerators → (PDF)
Read House Bill 4458 → (PDF)
MA Forest Watch: Wood-fueled Biomass Power Plants & CO2 Emissions → (PDF)
Biomass Wood Supply: Myth & Reality → (PDF)