|Action||Reduce and Cap Carbon Dioxide from Fossil Fuel Fired Electric Power Generating Facilities (Rev. C17)|
|Comment Period||Ends 4/9/2018|
The Commonwealth of Virginia should not join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from utilities.
Biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from forest-derived bioenergy do not contribute to the build-up of GHG in the atmosphere. Also, the carbon profile of biomass is not altered when co-fired with other fuels. There is a strong consensus that using residuals and bio-wastes for energy actually has significant GHG reduction benefits. Biogenic carbon emissions should be recognized as carbon neutral irrespective of whether other fuels also are co-fired.