What is Biogas?
Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is a voluntary program that helps reduce methane emissions from landfills by encouraging the beneficial use of landfill gas (LFG) as a renewable energy resource.
AgSTAR promotes the use of biogas recovery systems to reduce methane emissions from livestock waste, and help achieve other social, environmental, agricultural and economic benefits.
Sustainable Materials Management is a systemic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire lifecycles. It represents a change in how our society thinks about the use of natural resources and environmental protection, presenting new opportunities to reduce environmental impacts, conserve resources, and reduce costs.
The multi-agency Biogas Opportunities Roadmap builds on progress made to date to identify voluntary actions that can be taken to reduce methane emissions through the use of biogas systems and outlines strategies to overcome barriers to a robust biogas industry in the United States.
The EV Everywhere program recognizes that vehicle electrification is an essential part of our country’s “all-of-the above” energy strategy. The goal of the 2012 program is for the U.S. to be the first nation in the world to produce plug-in electric vehicles that are as affordable for the average American family as today’s gasoline-powered vehicles within 10 years.
Among other things,the Climate Action Plan will cut carbon pollution by deploying clean and renewable energy, increasing the use of advanced transportation technologies and fuels, including electric vehicles and biogas, increasing energy efficiency and productivity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions such as methane, and preserving forests.
A major component of the Climate Action Plan is the the Clean Power Plan, which sets achievable standards to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electric power production. Increased production of renewable energy is a key strategy of this effort.
BR is also performing research on renewable electricity and educating the governments, the public, and the biogas and electric vehicle industries about these issues and how participation in the RFS program can be greatly expanded.