BAC and other biofuels producers opposes a recent proposal to give Low Carbon Fuel Standard credit to fueling infrastructure for certain types of vehicles regardless of the amount or carbon intensity of the fuels provided.
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The California Legislature just passed SB 100 (de Leon), which increases the state’s renewable electricity requirement to 60 percent by 2030 and sets a planning goal of 100 percent renewable and zero carbon power by 2045.
BAC filed Reply Comments on pipeline biomethane in late August that ask the CPUC to adopt a biomethane procurement requirement, increase incentives for biomethane, and increase R&D for biomethane.
BAC filed extensive comments with the CPUC on pipeline standards, the need for a biomethane procurement program, and the need for additional funding for pipeline biogas.
See GNA’s excellent article in Advanced Clean Transportation News on Why Biogas is Critical to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Transportation Sector.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has just announced the recipients of $69.9 million in Cap & Trade revenues for 40 dairy digester projects that will help to reduce the state’s largest source of methane emissions.
CalBio and Land O’Lakes have launched a first-of-its-kind collaboration to support the financing, installation and management of on-farm methane digesters to generate biogas that will be used as a carbon negative transportation fuel.
The California Council on Science and Technology has released a report recommending that the CPUC revise some of the pipeline biogas standards, which the CPUC must act on before the end of the year.
The Governor and Legislature have agreed on an Investment Plan for $1.4 billion in Cap & Trade auction revenues, which includes several categories related to bioenergy, including dairy digesters, organic waste diversion, biofuels production, forest health, and R&D.
In March, the CPUC adopted a Resolution ordering the utilities to continue BioMAT procurement, including contract execution.