The Coast Guard is considering a number of biomass heating projects in Southeast – using wood from local sources as fuel to heat facilities in Sitka and Ketchikan. The plans have been in the works, but were brought up again as part of a larger discussion on whether wood from the Tongass could be part of a more widespread energy industry. The Tongass Futures Roundtable is a group representing business, environmental, policy and native interests in the Tongass National Forest and Southeast Alaska.
Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka
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