6.1.7 Bioenergy in Renewable Energy Standards

LPDD Recommendation: “States could eliminate non-waste forms of biomass as qualifying renewable resources in their RPS.”

LPDD Recommendation: “States with an active RPS (the time horizon for some RPS has passed), and states that may adopt an RPS in the future, should include sustainability requirements based on life-cycle analysis in the definition of qualifying bio­mass.”

Massachusetts RPS

Provides for biomass life cycle analysis, setting a standard for ensuring the carbon benefit of biomass production.