United States of America: California governor signs RNG procurement bill into law

25 Sep 2018: On Sept. 23, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 1440, which authorizes a state procurement program for renewable natural gas (RNG). SB 1440 was the second piece of RNG legislation signed by Brown in late September. Both bills were sponsored by the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas. SB 1440 authorizes the California Public Utilities Commission to adopt a biomethane procurement program that benefits rate payers, is cost-effective, and advances the state’s environmental and energy policies.