Via Your Oil & Gas News.
Tuesday, September 20 - California Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 1383, the Short-Lived Climate Pollutants bill, which aims to reduce emissions of potent greenhouse gasses. SB 1383 requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to develop a plan and implement strategies to cut super pollutant emissions, with specific targets to reduce methane and fluorinated gases (fgases) by 40 percent, and black carbon by 50 percent by 2030. It also requires state agencies to adopt policies and incentives to significantly increase the sustainable production and use of renewable gas. The bill requires the Public Utilities Commission to work with the CARB and the Department of Food and Agriculture to direct gas corporations to implement at least five dairy bio-methane pilot projects that connect to the gas pipeline system in the next two years. SB 1383 is considered the most aggressive law to tackle short-lived climate pollutants in the nation. SoCalGas issued the following statement commending the Governor for signing the bill:
"SoCalGas commends SB 1383's sponsor Senator Ricardo Lara (D-33) and Governor Brown for bringing California this bold legislation that will help drive innovation and develop the market for renewable natural gas.