Some states turn to biomass power for alternative energy

06/1/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

Some U.S. states without the capacity for large-scale wind and solar energy are turning to biomass for renewable energy. The Southeast and parts of the Midwest are investing millions in biomass plants that burn wood and other plant material to generate electricity. "In Georgia, trees are plentiful," said Greg Jones, a spokesman for Oglethorpe Power Corp., "but wind is not abundant."

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