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Advisory Committee To Meet On Greenhouse Gas Emmissions Offsets
8/26/2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact:
 Andrea Simmons
 (503) 378-6510
10-43In Oregon 1-800-221-8035
 
The Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC)’s Advisory Committee on Carbon Dioxide Equivalent Offsets (Committee) will hold their first meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 31 in Salem.
 
EFSC approved the establishment of the Committee at its July meeting. The nine-member Committee will provide input for EFSC and Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) to consider in the development of proposed rule language for allowing offset projects that reduce greenhouse gases other than carbon dioxide (e.g., methane and nitrous oxide) to help comply with the Oregon Carbon Dioxide Standard. This would allow a range of emission reduction projects in the agricultural and waste sectors to potentially qualify as offset projects.
 
Agenda items include presentations on:
  • Oregon’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions Standard by Bill Drumheller, ODOE
  • Carbon Dioxide Equivalency: Application to the Oregon CO2 Standard by Shanna Brownstein, The Climate Trust
  • Methane and Nitrous Oxide Offset Projects: Examples and Project Potential in Oregon by Thad Roth, Energy Trust of Oregon
  • Q&A on offset projects with Thad Roth and Stephanie Page, Oregon Department of Agriculture
 
A complete agenda and a list of Committee members is available at the Oregon Department of Energy website at www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/SITING/CO2e_WorkingGroup.shtml.
 
The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oregon State Library, Room 102/103, 250 Winter St. NE in Salem. The meeting is open to the public. Oregon Department of Energy serves as staff to EFSC.
 
More information on the Oregon Carbon Dioxide Standard is at:
www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/SITING/standards.shtml#Carbon_Dioxide_Emissions
 
A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made by contacting Linda Ross at least 72 hours before the meeting at 503‐378‐6874; toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-221-8035; TTY 1-800-735-2900, or fax at 503-373-7806.