California Air Board Proposes Changes to Low Carbon Fuel Standard
The Low Carbon Fuels Standard Program has helped to reduce the carbon intensity of on-road vehicle fuels by nearly 10 percent over the last decade, largely thanks to increased biofuels production. Unfortunately, LCFS credit prices have dropped more than 50 percent, which threatens to slow California’s progress in reducing transportation climate emissions. To address the issue and better align the LCFS program with California’s climate goals, program staff presented several potential changes to the program, including increasing the required carbon reductions by 2030, including Sustainable Aviation Fuels, adopting sustainability criteria for biofuels, and more.
See the LCFS program staff presentation here.