biomass

Foresthill biomass energy plant feasibility study to seek funding

 The focus is on funding as Foresthill attempts to determine whether building a biomass energy plant in the community is viable. From a standpoint of fire safety through the ...

Foresthill seeking more biomass energy plant answers

The mountain community of Foresthill, 17 miles east of Auburn, will take another look Wednesday at the idea of building a forest-fuels-consuming biomass energy plant. Robyn Husman ...

American Fire concerns generate biomass energy plant interest in Foresthill

FORESTHILL -- Seen as a way to curtail the threat of fire in Foresthill, the idea of building a forest-fuels-consuming biomass energy plant in the community is gaining traction. T ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Foresthill residents say ‘thank you’ to American Fire crews; biomass plant talk in Foresthill and Sutter staff travel to Nicaragua

What we’re working on: With the American Fire feasting on heavy fuels, Foresthill-area residents are looking into a way to decrease that biomass in the form of a power plant ...

Biomass plant passes key Placer County test

  Placer County Board of Supervisors have denied an appeal by the Center for Biological Diversity on the Placer County Planning Commission’s approval of plans to burn w ...

Environmental group challenges Placer biomass plant plans

  An Arizona-based environmental organization is questioning Placer County plans to build a biomass plant at Cabin Creek in the Sierra that would burn wood-waste into electri ...

Placer County scuttles Lake Tahoe biomass plant effort

Placer County has pulled the plug on any plans to build a biomass power plant at Kings Beach on Lake Tahoe’s north shore. The plant was rejected by the Tahoe Regional Planning A ...

Placer biomass plant for Kings Beach hits major stumbling block

A potential move by Placer County to build a biomass power plant at Kings Beach on Lake Tahoe’s north shore has been rejected by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s executive ...

Placer forest fuels reduction, air pollution efforts earn national EPA award

Efforts in Placer County to reduce wildfire risks by turning forest fuels into an energy source have caught the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s eye. The Placer County Air ...

Placer County supe Holmes, McClintock at odds over fed spending cuts

Fresh from a Washington, D.C. trip, Supervisor Jim Holmes criticized U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock on Tuesday for trying to cut spending he said could impact federal funding for Placer ...