Press Releases

Statement by USIPA Executive Director Seth Ginther on Davos 2019

January 22, 2019

Contact: Taylor Fitts, tfitts@theusipa.org


RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – “This week world leaders are meeting in Davos to take on the world’s most pressing issues – chief of which remains climate change and how to mitigate its effects. Since last year’s Davos meetings, the United Nations, along with countless other nations and organizations, have issued dire reports calling for solutions to cut carbon emissions before the worst effects of climate change materialize around the world.  Biomass remains a viable solution that nearly all of the experts say will go far to curb emissions. Europe and Asia are working closely with industry to meet ambitious energy commitments and the U.S. must follow suit. Because the fact is: bioenergy is a vital source of renewable energy that, along with others, will help reduce the effects of climate change.”


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UK climate change report predicts increase in imports of US renewable wood fuel

November 14, 2018

Contact: Taylor Fitts, tfitts@theusipa.org


RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - The United States Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA) today lauded a report from the U.K. Committee on Climate Change (CCC) that called for increased use for biomass, to provide a low carbon future.

The report states, “with imports supplementing domestic [UK] resources, a total of up to 15% [up from 7%] of the UK’s primary energy demand could, under certain conditions, come from sustainable biomass [including imports from the US] by 2050.”


USIPA Executive Director, Seth Ginther commented that, “The report shows that biomass is an essential source of renewable energy that plays a large role in the all-of-the-above approach to displacing coal with cleaner alternatives.  USIPA’s members and partners are expanding healthy forests and ensuring they remain viable and sustainable for generations to come.  We look forward to working with our partners, as well as the CCC, to further reduce CO2 emissions around the world.”


The report specifically cited US Forest Service data showing that harvesting biomass for renewable energy increases forest cover.


The CCC press release can be found here, and the full report can be found here.


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