We actively engage with state agencies to influence and support energy planning to maximize reliability and duration of microgrids
SB 1122 Bioenergy Feed-in Tariff Program
As a part of the original team who developed this bill language, we are deeply involved in the continuation of the BioMAT program, and encourage support for the program extension beyond January 2021. The development of the Draft BioMAT Emissions Life Cycle Assessment Calculator is a critical work product of the CPUC. We expect an updated Proposal due out in early 2020.
BAC provides critical updates, mobilization and representation on all aspects of bioenergy development throughout California. They educate the public about the greenhouse gas emissions related to methane from organic waste and black carbon from wildfire in addition to providing a forum to discuss the reduction of petroleum based fertilizers through the use biochar, biosolids and digestate, which are by products of bioenergy production that can be used as organic soil amendments
We support and continually influence legislation that address our carbon neutral future. See E3's Carbon Decarbonization report (below) which served as the primary resource for CEC's proposal.
Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) grant program
2019 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) - SB 1389 requires CEC to conduct assessments and forecast all aspects of the energy industry including supply, production, demand, prices, etc.
We are actively involved with collaborating with on projects and have been the recipient of USFS Wood Innovation Grants. Additionally, we support issues that address feedstock issues and continually advocate for more funding to bolster our forest health.
We monitor and recognize how connected our work is to the greater initiative of energy reliance in this age of Climate Change
A near comprehensive list of guidebooks on bioenergy site development, business integration, financing mechanisms and feedstock feasibility assessments
Environmental, Economics and Energy (E3) - Deep Decarbonization in a High Renewables Future
Lawrence Livermore National Labratory - Getting to Neutral: Options for Negative Carbon Emissions in California
Sierra Business Council - Biomass in the Sierra Nevada: a Case for Healthy Forests and Rural Economies
Sierra Institute for Community and Environment - Economic Development and Wood Utilization in California Communities: A Need and an Opportunity
The Watershed Research and Training Center - Investment Opportunities for Increasing Forest and Fire Management Capacity in California
Mason, Bruce and Girard, Inc and the Beck Group - High Hazard Fuels Availability Study in California
Bruce Springsteen, et al - Emission Reductions from Woody Biomass Waste for Energy as an Alternative to Open Burning
Sierra Institute for Environment and Community - Paying for Forest Health: Improving the Economics of Forest Restoration and Biomass Power in California