Don’t miss this opportunity to continue building your networks and learn at the RNG Workshop and Value of Biogas East Conference in Toronto on March 23 and 24. Check out the great line up of speakers on the Value of Biogas website and register today. Sponsor opportunities exist to profile your company at Canada’s premier biogas events.
The CBA is hosting the second Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Workshop for municipalities on March 23rd in Toronto. This free half-day workshop is part of a series of targeted communications for municipal and public sector staff to learn more about this important renewable fuel recognized in Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan. Learn more about the CBA’s RNG Outreach and Market Development initiative here, and register for the workshop here.
CBA responded to the Ontario’s government proposed enhancements to Ontario’s net metering program related to third-party ownership and virtual net metering. The CBA supports these ownership structures as an avenue to provide more flexibility and capital to biogas projects, and emphasized that further incentives are needed to make the net metering program economically viable for biogas projects. CBA’s Net-metering Third Party Ownership and Virtual Net Metering submission is available to members.
The CBA participated in the consultation session for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for Gasoline on February 9th in Toronto. The purpose of the session was for the province to get feedback on the design options under consideration for a modernized RFS as outlined in their discussion paper to inform the development of a regulatory proposal for a modernized RFS in Ontario. The province is considering flexibility mechanisms such as allowing investments in low-carbon transportation projects and activities to lower the carbon intensity of other conventional transportation fuels to also be eligible for compliance purposes. The CBA will be preparing a submission to recognize RNG as an alternative fuel in the proposed RFS. The MOECC is accepting submissions until March 12, 2017, further information can be found under EBR 012-7923.
On Thursday February 16th, CBA’s Executive Director, Jennifer Green, presented at the AQPER 2017 Symposium in Quebec City on the Canadian landscape for biogas and renewable natural gas (RNG), current policy drivers, and momentum building provincially and federally in Canada.