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Wood Bioenergy: A National Dialogue Fact Sheet
Regional Meetings
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After a rich and well-attended national dialogue session in February 2009, the Pinchot Institute and the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment are moving forward in our dedication to a more informed and forward-thinking effort in wood bioenergy development by convening multiple regional dialogue sessions.

These meetings will deepen the engagement of key stakeholders by exploring how the challenges of expanding bioenergy use are being addressed at the state, local, and regional levels.  These regional dialogues have a dual purpose. The first is to help understand regional specific issues that ought to be reflected in national policy development and implementation. The second is to serve as a convener of important strategic discussions within each regional dialogue. For this reason, we are working very closely with local stakeholders to shape agendas and participation that reflects the diversity of perspectives and will focus the dialogue on regional strategies for the sustainable build-out of regional bioenergy capacity.





Regional Meetings:

Ensuring Forest Sustainability in the Development of Wood Biofuels and Bioenergy: The US South
Objective: To identify common goals and objectives for environmentally sustainable development of wood biofuels/bioenergy industry in the US South; develop the basis for consistent and reliable estimates of sustainable woody biomass supply; and review regional and state efforts to develop safeguards for sustainable woody biomass production and harvesting.
Agenda [Download .pdf], List of Participants [Download. pdf], Summary [Download .pdf], Presentations
Date: August 26-27, 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC

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Ensuring Forest Sustainability in the Development of Wood Biofuels and Bioenergy: The Great Lake states
Objective: To identify common goals and objectives for environmentally sustainable development of a wood bioenergy/biofuels industry in the Great Lakes region; develop the basis for consistent and reliable estimates of sustainable woody biomass supply; review public and private efforts to develop safeguards for sustainable woody biomass production and harvesting; and facilitate the development of a regional wood bioenergy strategy in the context of national policy goals for renewable energy and sustainable forest management.
Agenda [Download .pdf], List of Participants [Download .pdf], Summary [Download .pdf], Presentations
Date: September 9-10, 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Ensuring Forest Sustainability in the Development of Wood Biofuels and Bioenergy: The Interior West
Objective: To identify common goals and objectives for environmentally sustainable development of a wood bioenergy/biofuels industry in the interior West; develop the basis for consistent and reliable estimates of sustainable woody biomass supply; review public and private efforts to develop safeguards for sustainable woody biomass production and harvesting; and facilitate the development of a regional wood bioenergy strategy in the context of national policy goals for renewable energy and sustainable forest management.
Agenda [Download .pdf], List of Participants [Download .pdf], Summary [Download .pdf], Presentations
Date: October 7-8, 2009
Location: Fort Collins, CO

Ensuring Forest Sustainability in the Development of Wood Biofuels and Bioenergy: The Pacific Coast
Objective: To identify common goals and objectives for environmentally sustainable development of a wood bioenergy/biofuels industry in the Pacific Coast region; develop the basis for consistent and reliable estimates of sustainable woody biomass supply; review public and private efforts to develop safeguards for sustainable woody biomass production and harvesting; and facilitate the development of a regional wood bioenergy strategy in the context of national policy goals for renewable energy and sustainable forest management.
Agenda [Download pdf], List of Participants [Download pdf], Summary [Download pdf], Presentations
Date: February 24-25, 2010
Location: Davis, CA
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