On December 17, 2014, the Placer County Air Pollution Control District issued 2,156 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent greenhouse gas offset credits for sale through the CAPCOA Greenhouse Gas Exchange. The credits were generated from a District-funded project conducted during the Summer of 2008 under which 6,714 bone dry tons of woody forest biomass wastes from the USFS Tahoe National Forest American River Ranger District near Foresthill were used to produce 7,485 megawatt hours of electricity at the Sierra Pacific Industries co-generation boiler in Lincoln as an alternative to the business as usual open pile burning.
The credits were independently verified by a third-party project evaluation. Funds that are anticipated to be received from sale of the District-owned credits will be reinvested into future biomass related projects. The sale price for all or a portion of these credits is negotiable.