Inside Cal/EPA reports on Renewable Gas Standard

Bioenergy Industry Seeks Bill Requiring Renewable Natural Gas Standard appeared in Inside Cal/EPA and reports on BAC’s recent report proposing a renewable gas standard.

Excerpt from the article:  Bioenergy industry representatives are working on both administrative and legislative proposals that would require California to adopt a novel renewable natural gas standard (RGS), modeled on the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS), an approach the industry says would cut greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation and transportation fuels.

The industry is making its case in a new report that calls for California to adopt an RGS requiring 1 percent of the state’s natural gas to be renewable – derived from landfills, wastewater treatment plants and other sources – by 2020, rising to 10 percent in 2030.

Read the Inside Cal/EPA article here.

Read BAC’s report: Decarbonizing the Gas Sector: Why California Needs a Renewable Gas Standard.


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