BAC Comments on the Draft 2022 Climate Scoping Plan
BAC submitted comments on the Draft Scoping Plan asking for more focus on SLCP reductions and opportunities for bioenergy from organic waste.
Bioenergy can significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing methane from organic waste and black carbon from wildfire. Bioenergy also reduces greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels by providing low carbon energy and fuels. And bioenergy can reduce petroleum based fertilizers by producing biochar, biosolids and digestate, which are organic soil amendments. BAC promotes policies and research to better capture the climate benefits of bioenergy production. Those include allocating cap and trade revenues to bioenergy development, helping to shape the state’s plan to reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, promoting the adoption of additional carbon offset protocols, helping to shape the AB 32 Scoping Plan Update, and more.