Will renewable natural gas credits help jumpstart new market for biogas?

Energy News Network: North America’s first pilot project allowing companies to claim environmental credits for renewable natural gas may be a boon for utilities providing home heating.

The Minneapolis-based Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS) will begin in July creating “renewable energy certificates” (RECs) produced from the manufacture of renewable natural gas — methane captured from landfills, sewage plants, farms, and other sources. In the past, the credits have been mainly awarded for solar, wind and hydropower in the electric sector.

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