Sen. Dill appointed to state’s biomass commission

Posted: June 30, 2016 | Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Senator Dill

Sen. Jim Dill of Old Town will serve on the Commission to Study the Economic, Environmental and Energy Benefits of the Maine Biomass Industry.

“I look forward to working on this commission and crafting policy to support opportunities for biomass in Maine,” said Sen. Dill. “This industry can play a significant role for our region and our economy, and more importantly, create jobs.”

The commission was formed through legislation passed earlier this year. Dill was appointed to serve on the commission by the Senate President.

Members will meet at least four times to review and evaluate the economic, environmental and energy benefits of Maine’s biomass industry and to consider public policy and economic proposals to support the industry’s sustainable survival. The commission will also consider the interconnection of economic markets for biomass and forest products and the energy policy of the state.

The 13-member commission will report a bill to the Legislature next year, based on its recommendations.