BPA is a leading source of information for the biopower industry, policymakers and the news media. On this page we provide many articles from our own library, along with information from other leading sites and publications for additional information.

PowerPoint Presentations

U.S. Biomass: Growing a Greener Economy

Biomass and Climate Change

Other Documents Available from BPA

Biomass Basics

Renewable Electricity Standard
An RES Will Help America in Many Ways

Biomass Power's Unfair Burden
Tax Equity Will Increase American Jobs, Green Energy

Helping Biomass Power Help America
Extending Production Tax Credits is Vital for Jobs

Biomass Power — Energy the Natural Way
Biomass Power Reduces Greenhouse Gases

Biomass Power — Not JUST Carbon Neutral
Biomass Power Emits No New CO2 into the Atmosphere

Pacific Research Institute: Bioenergy and Greenhouse Gases (May 2008)
2008 Study Shows How Biomass Power Reduces Greenhouse Gases

Executive Summary
Full Article


Southern Alliance for Clean Energy: Yes We Can: Southern Solutions for a National Renewable Energy Standard

California Energy Commission Publications
A variety of publications covering energy related topics including renewable energy are available from the California Energy Commission web site.

Biomass Energy Production in California 2002: Update of the California Biomass Database
A detailed description of the non-electric benefits of biomass-fueled electric power production in California, and the declining status of the biomass power industry as California embarked on its deregulation of the electric power industry without either a policy to retain the benefits of the biomass power industry or a mechanism to compensate the industry for the non-electric benefits provided to a variety of beneficiaries.

The Implications of Deregulation for Biomass and Renewable Energy in California

The Value of the Benefits of U.S. Biomass Power
A detailed description and application of methodologies to estimate the economic value of each of the non-electric benefits provided by biomass power generation in the U.S.

American Environmental Review – Video
A 12-minute video produced for Public Television describing the California Biomass Power Industry and its environmental benefits. Copies available from CBEA.


Biomass Magazine

Biopower Basics (DOE)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Smallwood Utilization Network

American Council for Renewable Energy

American Wind Energy Association

American Solar Energy Society

Energy Ideas Clearinghouse

Western Biomass Quarterly

Great Lakes Biomass Energy Program

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Biobased News

BioEnergy Insight


USDA's Biomass Crop Assistance Program Webinar
history, applications, and how to take advantage

What's Happening in our Forest?

An animated short by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies exploring how forests affect, and are affected by, the forces around them

Energy for America

Watch this video to understand how biomass power is meeting America's energy needs

The Biomass Power Association is the nation’s leading organization working to increase the use of clean, renewable biomass power and create new jobs and opportunities in the biomass industry.