- The Tree Mortality Task Force is currently working with CAPCOA, CA Air Resources Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on possible options to the Title V permitting process.
- As directed by the Governor’s Emergency Proclamation, the California Energy Commission has prioritized Electric Program Investment Charge funding for woody biomass-to-energy technology development and deployment. Grant Funding Opportunity 15-325 was released on Monday, June 27. It includes $5 million for research and development projects using woody biomass and $10 million for technology demonstration and deployment to projects using high hazard zone material. Three solicitation workshops will be held, on 7/20/2016, 7/21/2016, and 7/22/2016. Concept papers for this solicitation are due on August 29.
CURRENT TREE MORTALITY CONDITIONS
- 66,000,000 dead trees since 2010