Industry seeks LCFS solution

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Feb. 8, 2013 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is a major provision of the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) effort to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The LCFS utilizes a life cycle approach in order to determine the amount of GHG emitted during the production and transportation of various fuels – also known as a fuel’s “carbon intensity.” The fuel regulation was expected to aid in the AB 32 GHG emissions reduction effort by requiring the carbon intensity score of transportation fuels, such as diesel and gasoline, to be reduced by ten percent by 2020.

But the expected production of alternative fuels, such as those made with corn, will not be high enough to meet the anticipated demand. Implementation on the current schedule could result in skyrocketing fuel prices and is an unworkable program that will not meet its goals.

For more information about the issues related to LCFS, see http://www.fuelingcalifornia.org/

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