Timber industry reps urge more biomass power in Georgia [From the web]

ATLANTA, GA, April 12, 2019 (The Morning Call) -Georgia's more than 24 million acres of forest produce a bumper crop of branches and other woody scraps. Now, timber industry players want those leftovers to power air conditioning and lights for more of Georgia Power's 2.6 million customers.

And they're pressing state regulators to make it so.

This week, timber industry representatives asked the state Public Service Commission to ensure biomass organic matter that can be turned into fuel gets broader use by Georgia Power. The company's proposed update to long-range energy plans calls for more renewables, but don't specify biomass.

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