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Accomplishments: Leveling the Playing Field

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) engages in government affairs advocacy and technical standards development to establish a level playing field for biomass thermal energy. BTEC also conducts education and outreach activities to provide policymakers, investors, media, and other stakeholders with accurate information on the benefits of using biomass for heat, combined heat and power (CHP), and other thermal applications.

Biomass resources will not be directed to their most efficient uses without technology-neutral energy policies and tax incentives. However, the current reality is that less-efficient electricity and transportation end-uses for biomass are heavily incentivized at both the state and federal levels, along with fossil fuels and other renewable energy technologies like wind, solar, and geothermal.

BTEC with the support of our members is working to level this playing field and "mainstream" wood heating.

Thanks to the support of members, BTEC has had a number of important accomplishments in these areas. Click below to learn more!