U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden talks about the partnership agreement and five new grants for private, state and federal organizations that will work together to stimulate the development of additional wood energy projects in their states, during the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) announcement and signing at the USDA Headquarters, in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Collectively, $2.9 million will be spent o this effort -- $1.1 million on federal funds and $1.8 million in non-federal funds.
The partnership agreement focuses on promoting wood energy nationwide as a means to address fire risks, bolster rural economic development, improve air quality, and help meet the Obama Administrationâs renewable energy and energy efficiency goals. These organizations support the use of wood energy across the scale of users â from residential users, to commercial and intuitional facilities, to industrial production of heat and or electricity to drive businesses and feed the electrical grid.
Signing the MOU are Biomass Thermal Energy Council, Executive Director Joseph Seymour; Alliance for Green Heat, President John Ackerly, USDA Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden; Pellet Fuels Institute Executive, Director Jennifer Hedrick; Biomass Power Association, President and CEO Bob Cleaves. For more information on the cooperative agreement program, visit na.fs.fed.us.werc/wood-energy/ USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.
May 10, 2014
Why is this picture in the Public Domain?
Produced by United States Government
The file available on this page is a work of the United States government. A work of the United States government, as defined by United States copyright law, is "a work prepared by an officer or employee of the U.S. government as part of that person's official duties." In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law.
How may I use a Public Domain picture?
The file available on this page in the Public Domain. Files in the public domain have no restrictions on use and may be used for any purpose, without any conditions, commercial or not, unless such conditions are required by law.
Possible Prohibited Uses
Although a file is in the public domain, the work may still have some restrictions for use if it contains any of the following elements:
- File contains an identifiable person and such person has not provided a model release.
- File contains an identifiable building or structure and the owner of such building has not provided a property release.
- File contains a registered corporate logo or trademark.
Files containing any of the above elements that do not also have a provided release would generally fall under editorial uses only and may not be used for commercial purposes. Users downloading files that are designated as "editorial use" assume full responsibility for their use of the file(s). Depending on your use, the use of editorial use files may require additional rights that publicdomainfiles.com or the copyright owner may or may not be able to provide. You should consult with your legal counsel to be sure your use is legal.
By downloading this file, you indicate that you understand and agree to all of these terms and assume full liability for your use of the file(s) and agree to hold publicdomainfiles.com harmless should any liability arise.