Environment minister receives recommendations on sustainability of biomass

PEI’s Forestry Commission has released recommendations on the biomass sector.

“I appreciate the diligence of the commission in recognizing that recent developments in the biomass sector needed urgent analysis and I am reviewing their recommendations with department staff. I share the commission’s belief that we need to better define biomass and how it fits in with our provincial Net Zero goals." 

- Environment, Energy and Climate Action Minister Steven Myers

The 13-member Forestry Commission was appointed by the minister to assist in developing a forest recovery plan and a new forest policy for the province. The Commission began its work in February 2023 and has held several meetings and field trips as part of a process of learning about PEI’s private and public forests, the forest industry, and government’s role in encouraging best practices.

Sustainability of Biomass Utilisation – an issue analysis by the Prince Edward Island Forestry Commission contains five recommendations related to biomass use in the province.

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Katie Cudmore
Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action

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