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Food Is Energy. So Wasted Food is Wasted Energy. (Video: 3 min)

Food waste is the single biggest contributor to U.S. landfills, according to the EPA. While some American cities focus on composting, Los Angeles is testing a program to pick up food scraps and convert them to usable energy. This video features the ABC and ABC Member, Waste Management.

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11/26/2014
2 Min Video to Understand the Significance of the China-US Climate Change Agreement
On November 11th, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced their plans for the U.S. and China to partner closely to combat climate change and reduce carbon pollution. Bren School of Environmental Management faculty member, Dr. Kyle Meng, who teaches Economics and Policy of Climate Change, offered his insight into this latest climate statement. More>>

11/25/2014
EPA, San Jose, recycler celebrate food waste to energy conversion
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and City of San Jose will celebrate the city's successful food-waste-to-energy program at a tour of the nation's first large-scale commercial anaerobic digestion facility, privately owned and operated by ABC Member, Zero Waste Energy Development Company. More>>

11/25/2014
ABC Member Harrison Clay Awarded for Renewable Natural Gas Leadership
“When I started at Clean Energy seven years ago,” said Clay, “it was a total revelation to me that we could put RNG in vehicles and cut their emissions 90%, and that it was cheaper than what they were putting in their vehicles. I thought, ‘why isn't everyone using it?' So we got after it. Today, the best is yet to come. We have a lot of opportunity to increase volume and change the way our transportation infrastructure runs. Change requires that you push and push and push.” More>>

11/24/2014
LA County adopts sustainable waste management roadmap
On Oct. 21, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to adopt a Roadmap to a Sustainable Waste Management Future. This roadmap has been developed by the L.A. County Department of Public Works in coordination with several other entities since April. The roadmap lays out a general framework for strategies and initiatives aimed at decreasing reliance on landfills in the Los Angeles County region. More>>

11/24/2014
ABC Members Accept $6 million in grants from CalRecycle
CR&R Inc. will receive $3 million to double its processing capacity of organic material in its anaerobic digester. Colony Energy Partners will receive $2.9 million to build a high-solids anaerobic co-digestion facility that will divert more than 110,000 tons of waste from landfills each year. The organics will be converted into natural gas for injection into the natural gas grid and distributed through an on-site fueling station for use as a transportation fuel. More>>

11/21/2014
Waste Management Opens $19m Landfill Gas Grid Injection Facility in Illinois
Waste Management has opened a Renewable Natural Gas Facility creating pipeline-ready natural gas from the landfill gas produced at its Milam Landfill in Fairmont City, Illinois. The company explained that early next month the processed renewable natural gas will be injected into the Ameren Illinois pipeline for withdrawal at other locations, including some Waste Management facilities. The landfill gas will be purified to a high-quality natural gas that in turn feeds into the adjacent pipeline to fuel the company's growing fleet of CNG trucks. More>>

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12/3/2014
AD Co-Products Working Group Meeting
This meeting will take place from 11 AM - 12 PM ET on Wednesday, Dec. 3. More>>

12/4/2014
Operators Working Group Meeting
This is the inaugural meeting of the Operators Working Group. It will take place at 12 pm ET on Thursday, December 4. The purpose of this new working group is to be a safe place for AD system operators to gain knowledge from other operators and industry experts, primarily for sharing best practices. Those participants that are service or equipment providers are expected to focus their participation on providing overall value to the conversation and not in the direction of their specific business model. It's about the community and helping share knowledge. Non-members interested in participating should contact email the ABC at info@americanbiogascouncil.org More>>

12/4/2014
Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting (Federal Activities)
Federal LRA Meetings are held every 2 weeks on Thursdays from 2-3pm ET. (Every 4 weeks for state activities) More>>

12/11/2014
Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting (State Activities)
State LRA Meetings are held every 4 weeks on Thursdays from 2-3pm ET. (Every 2 weeks for federal activities) More>>







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