Report says biogas and RNG can play larger role in reaching climate targets

March 27, 2022 |

In Canada, the Canadian Biogas Association’s new report, “Hitting Canada’s Climate Targets with Biogas & RNG”, finds that biogas and RNG can deliver big GHG reductions: 26.7 Mt by 2030, 40.2 Mt by 2050, and delivering 55% of Canada’s methane pledge.

Biogas and RNG are proven climate solutions, with 279 projects across Canada already preventing more than 8 Mt of greenhouse gas emissions from reaching the atmosphere every year. But how much greater a role can biogas and RNG play in hitting Canada’s 2030 and 2050 climate targets?

Current federal government policies only capture a small fraction of biogas & RNG’s potential. But a combination of two policies already proving successful at the provincial level could help biogas & RNG deliver much bigger GHG reductions. They are:

  • A renewable gas mandate, similar to what Québec and British Columbia have in place
  • A carbon offsets system that rewards landfills and farms for voluntarily collecting and utilizing methane, like Alberta and Québec have in place

 

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