|Action||Reduce and Cap Carbon Dioxide from Fossil Fuel Fired Electric Power Generating Facilities (Rev. C17)|
|Comment Period||Ends 4/9/2018|
RGGI and Biogenic Carbon Emissions
As a former Virginia resident and natural resorce manager, I support the following points for direction of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality:
- Biogenic carbon emissions should be recognized as carbon neutral irrespective of whether other fuels also are co-fired;
- The DEQ should maintain the current exemption for industrial boilers; and
- The Commonwealth of Virginia should not join RGGI.
The use of biomass from sustainably managed forest as a fuel supply is a renewable product and should continue to be recognized as such. The forest industry has operated with biomass as a fuel supply since the advent of steam power and should be lauded that.