BAC-CASA Comments on Cost Allocation

R1302008 BAC-CASA Joint Opening Comments

Pipeline biomethane is probably one of the best and most cost-effective means for the utilities to meet their AB 32 compliance obligations. Pipeline biomethane can also help utility customers that are large emitters to meet their compliance obligations. Increasing pipeline biomethane helps “covered entities” to meet their AB 32 compliance obligations by:

  • Providing a renewable and lower carbon alternative to fossil fuel powered electricity;
  • Providing the lowest carbon transportation fuel available, lower carbon per mile than fuel cell or electric vehicles, to fuel the utilities’ and other large customers’ vehicles.
  • Providing a lower carbon fuel for heating and industrial use; and
  • Reducing emissions of NOx and other pollutants in heavily constrained air districts and environmental justice communities.