Dairy biomethane in the California LCFS: What role should it play?

Alternative fuels
United States

Biomethane can be considered both a short-lived climate pollutant and a renewable energy resource, depending upon its application. Its production is heavily subsidized in California, including credit incentives distributed under the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program and grant funding offered under the state’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) reduction strategy. However, many stakeholders disagree as to how the state should regulate biomethane production and whether it should be eligible for credit incentives or capped at the source. This debate has gained momentum amidst updates to the LCFS program and passage of a 2045 economy-wide carbon neutrality target last year.

This webinar will discuss alternative biomass management strategies and designing transportation policies that are fit for purpose. Lessons learned and best practices can be applied to other jurisdictions implementing clean fuels policies and at the national level.

Jane O’Malley, Researcher, ICCT
Jeremy Martin, Senior Scientist, UCS
Phoebe Seaton, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, LCJA
Sasan Saadat, Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Earthjustice