2014 ANNUAL PRIORITIES
Educate federal legislative and regulatory policy makers about RNG. Engage with stakeholder comments on Renewable Fuel Standard 2 (RFS2), including proposed renewable fuel volume projections and technical amendments. Oppose efforts in Congress to repeal or otherwise revise the RFS2 to the detriment of the program. Advocate for favorable tax treatment of RNG, especially in reform proposals, including the MLP Parity Act. Build and grow relationships among renewable energy and alternative fuel allies in Washington, DC.
Pursue favorable, stable and predictable RNG policies at the State level. Advocate for adoption of Oregon's Clean Fuels Program (LCFS). Conclude the AB 1900 Proceeding in California; address cost-related issues (including interconnect); work with Investor-owned Utilities on ratepayer subsidy for public benefits of RNG projects. Work to pass legislation to create a Green Bank in California that will help finance, among other things, renewable natural gas projects, and perhaps create precedent for other States. Continue to oppose ongoing efforts to repeal state Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) laws.
Foster relationships with international RNG developers, and other prospective members, especially in Canada and Brazil. Work to include RNG as an eligible fuel under the Canadian RFS. Work with Canadian Gas Association to develop RNG Roadmap/pathways in Canada.
MEMBER SERVICES PRIORITIES
Strategically utilize the Coalition's advocacy platform and resources to serve the best interest of the RNG industry to the collective benefit of each of our members. Collaborate with publishers to create a Renewable Natural Gas Report that provides tailored pricing and related news information of impact or special interest to Members of the Coalition and the RNG industry and that maintains the exclusivity of information developed solely for the benefit of Members.