Through our affiliations, we enhance our collective strengths and commitment to continue to research and implement ways to develop renewable energy efficiently.
BIOMASS POWER ASSOCIATION
The Biomass Power Association is the nation’s leading organization working to expand and advance the use of clean, renewable biomass power. The Association represents 80 biomass power plants in 20 states across the U.S. Increasing America’s use of biomass and other renewable energy is the first step in combating climate change and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. Biomass power generates carbon-neutral electricity from natural organic waste, providing sustainable energy.
NEW YORK BIOMASS ENERGY ALLIANCE
New York Biomass Energy Alliance is a non-profit organization whose members are out there demonstrating every day that plant material can be used to meet local energy needs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to state, regional and national energy goals.
The Alliance seeks to build public understanding of the full range of biomass-to-energy technologies, and the contribution that they can make towards meeting the state and region’s energy needs. The Alliance serves as a sounding board for public officials who are considering various policy options, helping them understand how alternative regulatory strategies appear from the point of view of people who are building and managing businesses in the biomass energy sphere. Although biomass is the oldest green energy source, it is also one of the newest in terms of evolving production and conversion technologies. We strive to help policy makers distinguish measures that guide the growth of the biomass energy industry from measures that are likely to choke off development entirely, or allow biomass to play only a minimal role, even in situations where it is most economically advantageous.
The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC), a nonprofit organization, was conceived in 1990 by environmental and energy company executives who began meeting on a regular basis to exchange ideas and share experiences. The EBC was the first organization in the United States established to support and foster the development of the environmental industry.
Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA) promotes the safe and economically feasible recycling of more than 325 million tons of recoverable construction and demolition (C&D) materials that are generated in the United States each year.
Empire State Forest Products Association
The Empire State Forest Products Association (ESFPA), a nonprofit organization for businesses and individuals, is dedicated to improving the business climate for the forest products industry while promoting management of New York’s forests to meet the resource needs of today and for future generations.
Goals and Objectives
- Monitor state and local legislative and agency actions that impact the forest products industry and work toward implementing those policies to meet the mission of the Association.
- Provide a forum for dialogue between the forest products industry and opinion leaders, legislators, other interest groups and the general public.
- Foster better public understanding of the forest products industry and its contributions to the economy and the environment.
- Provide a forum for dialogue within the forest products community.
- Serve as representative of the forest products industry.
- Meet membership needs within the context of the Association’s mission.
NSWMA is a trade association representing for-profit companies in North America that provide solid, hazardous and medical waste collection, recycling and disposal services, and companies that provide professional and consulting services to the waste services industry. NSWMA is directed by a Board of Governors, elected from the membership, which establishes policy and oversees its professional staff.
For over 40 years, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has been the leading professional association in the solid waste field. The association serves over 8,000 members throughout North America, and thousands more with conferences, certifications, publications and technical training courses. SWANA’s mission is to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste in North America.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation. The USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation, working toward market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.
The Woody Biomass Program at SUNY-ESF
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)