Biocycle article authored by BAC Executive Director Julia Levin on California’s bioenergy development, and the leadership shown by the bioenergy industry, the new Bioenergy Association of California, and California’s new policy directive, the Bioenergy Action Plan.
California can be a tough place to do business, but a number of new policies are in place to make it easier to develop bioenergy projects. In 2012, the state adopted a new Bioenergy Action Plan and passed several laws to promote electricity and biogas production from organic waste. With pending legislation on organics diversion and new incentives for bioenergy, California is poised for explosive growth in the industry. The Bioenergy Association of California (BAC) was recently launched to help shape and promote these policies to grow the industry and maximize bioenergy’s many benefits.