BayCAP Meeting 2/24

BayCAP_slide_image135x101px.png Prep for BAAQMD Climate Strategy Workshop Friday February 28

The BAAQMD's kickoff to implement the BayCAP Resolution will happen at a Workshop on Friday February 28.

Monday the 24th we'll confirm our wish list for climate action to discuss with District staff at the Workshop.

Suggested Air District Greenhouse Gas Reduction Measures

  1. GHG Emission triggers for Permits - Establish a carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emission trigger to routinely include greenhouse gas (GHG) emission calculations in permit evaluations, regardless of any specific exemptions.

  2. GHG Baseline Limits – Establish enforceable annual GHG emission limits on stationary sources at the top GHG emitting facilities sufficient to cover 90% of permitted GHG emissions.

  3. Refinery GHG Reduction Plan

    1. In the near term, reduce GHG emissions from refineries to the fullest extent possible with requirements for fuel switching, energy efficiency improvements, better control of fugitives, the use of onsite renewable power generation and regulating the type of allowable feedstock.

    2. Set future effective dates to require the replacement of grandfathered sources with state of the art processing equipment.

    3. Engage the refinery sector in the development of conversion projects anticipating 80% - 100% shut down of petroleum refining capacity by 2050, in accordance with an expected equivalent reduction in demand.

  4. Clean Power Development – Investigate regulatory, statutory, incentive and partnership options to coordinate, promote and fund the installation of clean energy projects to replace fossil fuel derived heat and power in the Bay Area.

  5. GHG Best Available Control Technology Trigger Establish GHG pollutant-specific daily emission triggers for Best Available Control Technology (BACT) to assure 90% of new emissions are reviewed for BACT.

  6. GHG Best Available Alternate Technology Review - Include Best Available Alternate Technology (BAAT) review in GHG BACT determinations to identify any alternate equipment, technology or process to deeply reduce or eliminate GHG emissions from projects involving new and/or modified sources under permit evaluation.

  7. GHGs in Rule Development - Include a review of alternate equipment, technology and processes to deeply reduce or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions as a part of rule development for all GHG emitting stationary and area source categories.

  8. Clean Technology Funding - Explore funding sources to incentivize early adoption of clean technologies for area and stationary sources.

  9. Clean Buildings – Develop model rules encompassing best practices to reduce air pollution and achieve zero net GHG emissions from buildings.

PLUS! Climate Flag Campaign update


February 24, 2014 at 7pm - 9pm
Kathy Kemp's House
762 Peralta Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707
United States
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Jeff Dorian Jeff Dorian Joan Bernier Janice Blumenkrantz Judy Williams Floyd Smith Janet Stromberg

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