Factsheet: BLM - New Energy for America

BLM - New Energy for America

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
BLM - New Energy for America
Description: 
The Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) works with local communities, state regulators, industry, and other Federal agencies in building a clean energy future by providing sites for environmentally sound development of renewable energy on public lands. Renewable energy projects on BLM-managed lands include wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass projects and the siting of transmission facilities needed to deliver this power to the consumer. BLM manages approximately 65 million acres of forests and woodlands in Alaska and 14 Western States (FIA Report 2007). An estimated 16 million acres are in need of restoration. Woody biomass is a part of BLM's forest product line and is primarily comprised of restoration residues and smaller diameter material from forestry, fuels and rangeland treatments. Biomass utilization is expected to increase as an increasing number of renewable and bioenergy facilities come on-line to produce heat, fuel, or electricity. BLM and the Forest Service have jointly funded several biomass supply studies in the western states.
Goal/Aim: 
Support Renewable energy projects

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Department of Interior - Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Increase domestic demand of biomass for energy; increase woody biomass supply in Western States of the US (less relevant for BioTrade)
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2009