first_imgOn February 17th, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies will be releasing a new report on the outlook for converting forest biomass into renewable energy in the Northeast. Forest Biomass and Bioenergy: Opportunities and Constraints in the Northeastern United States details the availability of forest resources and the applications that are the most effective at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and foreign oil dependence while promoting rural economies.Join experts for a discussion about how biomass energy can be used to help the Northeast work toward a renewable energy future. Also learn about existing pressures on forests, regions that show the potential for forest biomass energy growth, and the need to manage forests for multiple uses, including carbon sequestration and wildlife protection.The discussion will be open format. The states outlined in the report include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.WHAT:Experts discuss new report outlining the future of forest biomass energy in the NortheastWHEN:Thursday, February 17 at 10 a.m. ESTWHO:Charles Canham , Forest Ecologist and Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem StudiesThomas Buchholz , Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of VermontSteven Hamburg , Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense FundWilliam Schlesinger , President and Biogeochemist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem StudiesWHERE:Dial ( 800 ) 920- 6941The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is a private, not-for-profit environmental research and education organization in Millbrook, N.Y. For more than twenty-five years, Cary Institute scientists have been investigating the complex interactions that govern the natural world. Their objective findings lead to more effective policy decisions and increased environmental literacy. Focal areas include air and water pollution, climate change, invasive species, and the ecological dimensions of infectious disease. Learn more at www.caryinstitute.org(link is external).SOURCE Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies MILLBROOK, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —last_img

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