On April 18, 2019 the CBA submitted a response to the Government of Ontario’s discussion paper, Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities. The CBA recommended modernizing approvals, increasing the off-farm material allowance for agricultural anaerobic digestion facilities, enhancing landfill gas capture and wastewater treatment plant infrastructure, supporting investment and growth in Ontario, reutilizing the resources from food and organic waste in Ontario to realize soil health and clean energy benefits, and utilizing a phased approach to transition to a full food and organic waste ban.
Join us for the third free seminar Developing a Voluntary RNG Market in Ontario on May 10th, 2019 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in Toronto at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre, 250 Yonge Street, 35th Floor, Main Theatre. Register Here! The Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan released November 2018 included an initiative to require natural gas utilities to implement a voluntary renewable natural gas (RNG) option for customers. Learn about common elements of voluntary RNG programs, examples from other jurisdictions, and what is being proposed in Ontario.
On April 26, 2019 the new CBA Board of Directors met in Mississauga, ON to discuss several key priorities for the CBA. Directors and CBA staff had productive discussions about advocacy priorities for 2019/2020 and the national scope for the CBA aligning with the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. As part of the facilitated discussion, committees were formed to focus on CBA activities across Canada to help support the growth of the biogas and RNG industry.More Updates
Announced on April 23, 2019, FortisBC’s Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) has been approved by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources for inclusion within the province’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The LCFS supports the responsible development of B.C.‘s low-carbon natural gas resources to provide domestic solutions to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels.
Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Jonatan Julien announced March 28, 2019, adoption of the regulation respecting the quantity of renewable natural gas to be delivered by a distributor. This regulation establishes a governing framework for one of the objectives of the 2030 Energy Policy Action Plan. The regulation sets the minimum quantity of RNG produced in Québec and to be injected by a natural gas distributor at one per cent of the total quantity of natural gas the distributor distributes as of 2020, and progressively increases that quantity to set it as of 2025 at five per cent of the total quantity of natural gas distributed.
TransLink and FortisBC announced April 24, 2019 a partnership that will source Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) for TransLink’s natural gas bus fleet. TransLink is now the first public transportation authority in Canada to use RNG, a certified carbon-neutral fuel, to help fuel its natural gas powered buses. FortisBC and TransLink have signed an RNG-supply contract that will provide up to 500,000 gigajoules (GJs) annually within five years. This is expected to provide enough to fuel the existing natural gas bus fleet with 100 per cent RNG. Over the five-year period, the transition to RNG will reduce TransLink’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50,000 tons – equivalent to taking 10,000 cars off the road for one year. The decision to use RNG is a positive step for TransLink towards its goal of using 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050.More News
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