California State Capitol

California Passes Major Bioenergy

and Climate Change Bills

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BAC releases groundbreaking report:

"Decarbonizing the Gas Sector:

Why California Needs a Renewable Gas Standard."

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Biogas could replace 3/4 of all

diesel vehicle fuel in California.

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Bioenergy projects add jobs

and tax revenue for local economies.

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California uses only 15% of its organic

waste potential for renewable energy.

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Livestock is the largest source of

methane GHG emissions in California.

The Bioenergy Association of California

The Bioenergy Association of California (BAC) was established in 2013 to promote sustainable bioenergy development.  Bioenergy includes renewable electricity, low carbon transportation fuels and pipeline biogas generated from organic waste such as dairy and agricultural waste, food and yard waste, wastewater treatment, organic waste diverted from landfills, and forest biomass .  BAC’s members include private companies, public agencies, local governments, investors, consultants, nonprofits, individuals and others interested in promoting community-scale bioenergy generation.  BAC focuses on policy advocacy, public education and outreach, research, and industry best practices.

 

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/by Julia Levin

BAC’s Proposal on BioMAT Interconnection Issues

Getting small-scale bioenergy projects connected to the grid is a huge challenge in California. Recently, several BioMAT projects have been rejected because they could not afford to stay in the interconnection queue. BAC submitted a proposal to address the problem, which the CPUC has sought comments on in the BioMAT proceeding.
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/by Julia Levin

CPUC Allocates $40 Million to Pipeline Biogas

The CPUC has allocated $40 million in ratepayer funding to help pay the costs of pipeline interconnection for biogas projects. The funding allows $1.5 million or 50% of a biogas project's interconnection costs, whichever is less.
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/by Julia Levin

BAC-CASA Reply Comments on Cost Allocation

Joint Comments of BAC and the California Association of Sanitation Agencies on the need to allocate some pipeline biomethane costs to ratepayers and to use cap and trade revenues to help pay those costs.
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/by Julia Levin

BAC Comments on CEC’s Proposed Biofuels Funding Plan

BAC submitted comments on the CEC's proposed funding guidelines for biofuels funding from the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, urging the CEC to focus on carbon intensity, SLCP reduction and waste reduction rather than high volume production fuels.
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/by Julia Levin

California Passes Major Bioenergy, Climate Legislation

BAC and its members helped to pass several new laws to boost bioenergy production and use, increase incentives and remove regulatory hurdles. Along with new climate change laws, these will quickly accelerate bioenergy development in California.
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/by Julia Levin

California Passes Major Bioenergy, Climate Legislation

BAC and its members helped to pass several new laws to boost bioenergy production and use, increase incentives and remove regulatory hurdles. Along with new climate change laws, these will quickly accelerate bioenergy development in California.
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/by Katherine Mitchell

Governor Signs Bills Important to Bioenergy!!!

Governor Brown signed three important bills that will increase the availability of organic material for bioenergy, compost and other productive uses, rather than wasting it in landfills, and will promote a range of technologies to convert that feedstock to clean, renewable energy and transportation fuels.

BAC members include private companies, public agencies, local governments and others  working to promote sustainable bioenergy development in California.

BAC supports policies to promote renewable electricity, low carbon transportation fuels, pipeline biogas and greenhouse gas reductions from organic waste.

See news about BAC and its members and our calendar of events related to bioenergy.

Visit our library of bioenergy resources, including Fact Sheets, Presentations and Reports.