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EverGen Announces BC Utilities Commission Approves RNG Offtake Agreement at Net Zero Waste Abbotsford
Oct 18, 2021
Renewable Natural Gas is a carbon neutral energy made from decomposing organic waste. It displaces conventional natural gas in existing natural gas lines, thereby reducing the emissions from the natural gas system. Increasing the amount of renewable gas in FortisBC’s system is key to the organization achieving its 30BY30 target – an ambitious goal to reduce its customers’ greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030. FortisBC’s 30BY30 target is among the most ambitious emissions reductions targets in the Canadian utility sector and its' renewable gas targets align with the provincial government's goals in its CleanBC plan.
"Renewable Natural Gas is key to a lower carbon future for BC, capturing methane that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere and repurposing it as carbon neutral energy in our existing natural gas system," explained Scott Gramm, manager of renewable gas supply with FortisBC. "Adding new RNG supply is crucial in lowering provincial emissions and we're happy to welcome EverGen to our list of RNG suppliers who are helping make that possible."