Tell Congress to Support Biomass Thermal Energy!
Current Action – Promoting the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act in the 115th Congress
Contact your representatives! It takes 3 simple steps:
- Read – Get up to speed on recent biomass thermal legislation by reviewing the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act (BTU Act)
- Locate – Find your representatives here >>.
- Send – Customize the letter here, and cut/paste the text into your specific Representatives’ “Contact Field”. Encourage them to support tax parity for biomass thermal technologies and fuels.
Who Supports the BTU Act?
Add-On Energy, LLC
Adirondack Hearth and Stove
AFS Energy Systems
Alaska Masonry Heat
Alliance for Green Heat
Alternative Energy of Maine
American Bio Boilers Corp.
Applied Ceramics, Inc.
Berlin Area Renewable Energy Initiative
Bioenergy Project Partners, LLC
Biomass Energy Lab
Biomass Energy Works
Biomass Thermal Energy Council
Biomass Combustion Systems
Central Boiler, Inc.
Chip Energy Inc.
College of FWood Science & Engineering, Oregon State University
Community Power Corporation
Continental Biomass Industries
Custom Masonry, LLC
Cutting Edge Energy Systems
Dale Anderson Masonry, Inc.
Design Masonry LLC
EXIT Realty Trailblazers
Fiber By-Products, Corp.
Forest Concepts, LLC
Forward Thinking Consultants, LLC
FVB Energy Inc
Green Globe Services, LLC
Greenwood Clean Energy
Heartwood Tree Service
Home & Hearth Conservation Inc.
Hot Rock Masonry
Housing Trust of Rutland County
Innovative Natural Resource Solutions, LLC
Integrated Energy Systems, PLLC
International Applied Engineering, Inc.
Interphase Energy LLC
Kingdom Biofuel LLC
Kirtland Products, LLC
Koda Energy LLC
Legal logging and firewood
LPC Services Inc.
Maine Energy Systems
Maine Pellet Fuels Association
Masonry Heater Association
Sol Fire Masonry Heaters
Masonry Heater Design House
Mendocino Forest Products Company LLC
Messersmith Manufacturing Inc.
North Stone Heat Supply
Northeast BioEnergy Systems, LLC
Northeast Mill Services, Inc.
Northern Forest Center
Northwest Manufacturing, Inc. WoodMaster Boilers
Ochoco Lumber Co.
Pellet Fuels Institute
Precision Energy Services
Renewable Energy Center LLC
Renewable Energy Consultants, LLC
Renewable Resource Innovative Design Group Enterprise
Sandri energy, LLC
Sheridan Brick & Stone Work
Solartechnic Contractors, Inc
Solid Rock Masonry
Somerset Pellet Fuel
Southern Tier Biomass, LLC
Studio in the woods
Tarm USA, Inc.
The County Stove Shop
The Pizza Via Co
Timber Products Inspection
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
West Oregon Wood Products, Inc
West Oregon Wood Products, Inc.
Westhoff Cone & Holmstedt
Wilder Plumbing & Heating Inc.
Woodbury’s Plumbing and Heating
WoodFuels North Carolina LLC
Woodshed Renwables, LLC
BTEC “Contact Your Rep” App
To find your Senators and Representative, simply provide your address in the box below and click ‘Submit.’ Your legislators, their pictures, and contact information will appear below.
Please let us know when you get in touch with your elected officials by copying BTEC on the email or by sending us a note afterwards. If you have any additional questions or would like to discuss this further, email David Bancroft .
The Congressional Biomass Caucus
Officially launched on July 13, 2011, the first Congressional Biomass Caucus will serve to elevate biomass energy in the U.S. House of Representatives. BTEC issued a statement supporting the caucus’s creation, and continues its work to further build and develop the caucus.
Why Should my Representative Join the Caucus?
BTEC needs your help ensuring that this caucus includes members of Congress from across the country, representing all biomass feedstocks and thermal technologies. As a constituent, you can help recruit your Congressional Representatives for the Biomass Caucus. Use materials at our Resource Center as leave-behinds!
Tips for Contacting your Representatives:
You can make a big difference by calling or writing your Representative to encourage him or her to join the caucus. Use the following steps below.
1. Identify your Representative using the BTEC tool above
2. Set up a Meeting
Remember to be courteous, informed, and assertive. When you call your elected official’s office, ask for the specific staff member who handles energy issues and state the purpose of your call. Once you reach that staff member, clearly mention who you are and what your connection to the district is. Then, offer reasons for your support, ask that the congressman join the Biomass Caucus, and ask for a formal response to your request.
This may be the first time that the staff member has heard of biomass thermal issues, so don’t be surprised if the congressman has no stance on the issue.
3. Make a Call
Clearly leave your name and contact information, as well as the reason for your call. Also, mention that you would like a response to your question, and that you’ll try to contact the office again within the next few days.
Let us know when you’ve made your calls by contacting Peter Thompson