California Legislature considers biomass bill

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The California Senate is considering a bill that would compensate producers and collectors of biomass materials associated with forest fuel reduction and fire prevention activities when they are delivered to eligible biomass facilities.

Assembly Bill 2390 points out that several large fires have resulted in negatively affecting electricity rates. These costs include actual cost settlements with homeowners, fire suppression cost reimbursement to the state and federal emergency service agencies, transmission and distribution equipment replacement and ever increasing costs of insuring utility infrastructure.