Low Carbon Fuel Standard
A Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is a policy intended to reduce the amount of carbon (CO2) greenhouse gas pollution produced from use of transportation fuels. Low carbon alternative fuels include biofuel and electric fuel generated from renewable energy sources. LCFS policies have been implemented in Oregon, California, British Columbia, and the European Union. Some additional U.S. states are considering LCFS policies.
- Kate Brown makes it official, signs bill pushing Oregon's low-carbon fuel standard | OregonLive.com 12march2015 In a statement from Gov. Kate Brown's office: "... it is imperative not only that Oregon does its part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also that we build a program that meets the needs of Oregonians."
- Oil industry takes aim at California’s war on carbon - Sacramento Bee 19feb2015 "A California Air Resources Board hearing on whether to renew the standard, known as LCFS, turned into a three-hour debate on whether the regulation is workable or effective. Environmentalists and executives who produce ethanol, biodiesel and other alternative fuels urged the agency to stay the course and keep the standard intact, saying it has helped usher in a new generation of greener products."
- California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard Could Triple Clean, Alternative Fuels Market By 2025 | Simon Mui from NRDC 02feb2015 "The LCFS requires the oil industry and fuel providers to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation fuels by 10% by 2020. The study, which systematically evaluated the ability of oil industry to meet the LCFS requirements, shows that not only can the industry handily meet the standard, but it can exceed the standard and hit a 15% reduction target by 2025."
- California should stay on track with standard on cleaner fuels - Sacramento Bee 01feb2015 "California’s commitment to developing cleaner fuels is paying dividends for companies, the state and the nation. The businesses we represent are eager to cement those gains. They hope California’s leaders will go even further, setting higher greenhouse gas reduction targets for fuels and extending the low-carbon fuel standard beyond its current 2020 expiration date."
- Moving Forward with the Low Carbon Fuel Standard – ITS UCDavis 11july2014 "California voters, and their Legislature and Governor, have acted decisively and repeatedly to be leaders in addressing climate change through an ambitious set of carbon reduction policies, including maintaining the state’s goal to promote innovation in fuels and vehicles." " The U.S. market share of electric cars is increasing with more than a third of national sales occurring in California. Each additional gasoline gallon equivalent of electricity used in cars displaces three gallons of gasoline at a quarter of the price and one-third the carbon emissions, compared to gasoline."
- Low Carbon Fuel Standard - YouTube updated video list
- Low Carbon Fuel Standard - YouTube - California Air Resources Board 29june2011 "Insight to the Air Resources Board's low carbon fuel standard in order to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions released from vehicles."
- Low Carbon Fuel Standard Update - YouTube - Renewable Energy Group 23jan2014 "The California low carbon fuel standard has reduced carbon emissions by 400 million pounds. Listen as Simon Mui with the Natural Resources Defense Council provides an overview of the LCFS and how its working to help reduce carbon emissions."
- Low Carbon Fuel Standard - California Energy Commission "The Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is administered by the California Air Resources Board. Established In 2007 through a Governor’s Executive Order, it uses a market-based cap and trade approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions from petroleum-based transportation fuels like reformulated gasoline and diesel."
- Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program - Air Resources Board California EPA "information regarding ARB's Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program pursuant to the California Assembly Bill AB 32 and the Governor's Executive Order S-01-07."
- National LCFS - nationallcfsproject.ucdavis.edu "A Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is a fuel policy designed to reduce the amount of carbon in transportation fuels. To date, such policies have been implemented in California, the European Union and British Columbia. Several other U.S. states have begun considering similar policies."