Tag: LCFS

New study looks at California’s LCFS and low-carbon liquid fuels

New study looks at California’s LCFS and low-carbon liquid fuels

December 8, 2017 |

In California, a new study co-authored by Propel and consulting firm ICF shows that consumers will make low carbon purchasing decisions if given the opportunity to do so and that low carbon liquid fuels must play a more significant role to meet California’s 2020 and 2030 carbon reduction goals. The research also shows the current […]

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Lo-Carb at any speed: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Lo-Carb at any speed: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

December 1, 2017 |

There are two approaches to encouraging low-carbon fuels  — volumetric mandates and carbon reduction incentives. What is different about a Low Carbon Fuel Standard — as compared to a Renewable Fuel Standard? There are 4 primary differences. 1. An RFS creates a standard, and any fuel that meets that standard can compete in that market. Once […]

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Does regulating indirect land use change work? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ILUC reform

Does regulating indirect land use change work? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ILUC reform

November 17, 2017 |

University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana professor Madhu Khanna has been raising issues with including an indirect land use change factor for compliance with  low carbon fuel standards. Why, since ILUC is a required calculation for the Renewable Fuel Standard? Khanna notes that estimates of ILUC factor have varied considerably across studies and over time; plus, inclusion […]

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LCFS vs RFS: As two contend for the Renewables Heavyweight Championship, who is the Greatest?

LCFS vs RFS: As two contend for the Renewables Heavyweight Championship, who is the Greatest?

May 10, 2017 |

What is different about a Low Carbon Fuel Standard — as compared to a Renewable Fuel Standard? There are 4 primary differences. 1. An RFS creates a standard, and any fuel that meets that standard can compete in that market. Once a fuel has met the low-carbon standard, it becomes entirely about fuel price — […]

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What’s new? What’s happening?: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to California’s LCFS, and the RFS

What’s new? What’s happening?: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to California’s LCFS, and the RFS

April 12, 2017 |

In our March Madness series, we’ve been covering emerging markets and technological pathways – now we turn to two other key drivers, market access and carbon pricing. There are two approaches — volumetric mandates and carbon reduction incentives and we’ll be looked at both in this webinar on  “The California Low Carbon Fuel Standard / US […]

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California Here I Come: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to California low-carbon markets

California Here I Come: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to California low-carbon markets

December 21, 2016 |

California, the land of milk and honey when it comes to markets for biofuels. What’s up now, what’s coming, what’s working? Low Carbon Fuels Coalition chief Graham Noyes gave this illuminating overview at ABLC Next 2016.

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Recent Renewables Required Reading: What Can You Skip, What d’ya Gotta Read?

Recent Renewables Required Reading: What Can You Skip, What d’ya Gotta Read?

December 1, 2016 |

This week, in Washington and Brussels, four news flashes on global renewable fuel volumes appeared on the radar. Can you safely ignore them and get on with other work, or is there something to get deeply informed about? Let’s look into it. #1. The Point of Obligation RFS Crisis. The issue.  Several parties petitioned the US EPA […]

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Sen. Grassley hits back at Clinton’s alleged interest in LCFS

Sen. Grassley hits back at Clinton’s alleged interest in LCFS

August 10, 2016 |

In Washington, according to Reuters, the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has sought advice from California regulators on whether that state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard could apply nationwide, possibly to replace the existing Renewable Fuel Standard.  In an op-ed in the Cedar Rapids Gazette in May 2015, Clinton appeared to support the renewable […]

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57 organizations push for support of California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

57 organizations push for support of California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

July 10, 2016 |

In California, 57 fuel producers and trade associations wrote to California Senate President Pro Tem De León and Speaker Rendon, urging support for the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard, “which will reduce the carbon intensity of California’s fuels by 10 percent by 2020.” The LCFS is a critical tool that California needs to achieve its […]

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Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference

Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference

June 21, 2016 |

Is that Miss Scarlet in the Library with the Rope, or Mr. Licella in Canada with biomass? In British Columbia, the experts convene and unveil the unusual suspects. The eyes of the world might well be on tiny Prince George, British Columbia these days — because that is the proposed site of Canfor’s commercial-scale biofuels and […]

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