Clean Fuel Standards (CFS) promote the reduction of greenhouse gasses by requiring major fossil fuel corporations to sell cleaner products and encourage investment in clean, low-carbon choices such as electricity and biofuels to power transportation. Implementing CFS can accelerate the switch to cleaner modes of transportation and improve access to charging for consumers, businesses, and fleets.
California was the first state to adopt a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) to curb pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in 2007. Oregon followed in 2009, and the state legislature directed the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to implement the Clean Fuels Program (CFP). The rule requires a 10 percent reduction in average carbon intensity from 2015 levels by 2025; as of 2021, Oregon is at 3.5%.
Panelists will share lessons learned from California and Oregon. Speakers will provide best practices for other states considering their own programs and recommend future policies to accelerate equitable transportation electrification.