Md. RECs: Turn That Animal Waste Into Thermal Energy

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT) -- On April 6, 2012, the Maryland General Assembly enacted Senate Bill 1004 designating “thermal biomass systems” as energy resources eligible to receive Tier 1 renewable energy credits (RECs) for their thermal output. As of late April, this legislation has not yet been signed into law.

Assuming that the governor signs the legislation, RECs should become available in 2013 for qualifying biomass systems that generate thermal energy by using animal manure or poultry litter as the primary feedstock. Since thermal energy output can be measured in British...
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