A Canadian territory is seeking the public’s input on a biomass energy strategy. This news release from the Yukon government says wood is at the heart of the proposal.
“A biomass energy strategy will guide the development of an emerging sector that can offer yet another much-needed solution to deliver adequate energy during our long, cold winter months,” Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Scott Kent said. “The adoption of modern, clean-burning wood-heating technology will increase demand for wood products and create new jobs in the forestry and the heating industries.”
Six key action areas are being proposed:
Using biomass energy for government infrastructure.
Developing regulations, policies and programs for a biomass energy industry.
Managing air quality to protect public and environmental health and safety.
Facilitating the development of a biomass energy industry in Yukon.
Ensuring a sustainable timber supply.
Ensuring biomass fuel quality and security.
“Using biomass for heat is a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable solution for heating in the territory,” Kent added. “The proposed action items are a clear path forward for achieving a viable, safe and clean industry that will be good for Yukon’s economy and environment. We look forward to receiving feedback from the public.”
Comments will be accepted until June 26.