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Low Carbon Fuel Standard Issue Brief

A Comprehensive Analysis of Current Research and Outlook for the Future

Fueling California, along with the Orange County Business Council, released an issue brief titled “A Comprehensive Analysis of Current Research and Outlook for the Future,” a first of its kind comprehensive issue brief on California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. This issue brief analyzes the most current research available from various viewpoints of the LCFS.

Compiled by Dr. Wallace Walrod, Chief Economic Advisor for the Orange County Business Council, “A Comprehensive Analysis of Current Research and Outlook for the Future,” reviews and analyzes 13 different reports commissioned by the Consumer Energy Alliance, Western States Petroleum Association, California Manufactures and Technology Association, California Trucking Association, California Energy Commission, and the California Air Resources Board, among others.  The issue brief is organized into four categories:

-          Supply: What impacts will the LCFS as proposed have on California fuel supply?
-          Cost: What is the impact of the LCFS as proposed on fuel costs?
-          Economy: Impact on the California Economy
-          Two Concluding School of Thoughts: Overall, is the LCFS feasible as currently framed?

As California’s LCFS is often referenced by many as a potential model for a national LCFS, understanding the true impacts of California’s LCFS from a California fuel user perspective will be helpful in understanding the potential effect of a national standard, including lessons learned from California’s LCFS experience so far, potential ramifications to fuel supply and cost, and/or unintended consequences.

Please click here to view the LCFS Issue Brief.

Please click here to view the press release.

Fueling California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program Symposium

On June 19, 2012 in Sacramento, California, a major statewide symposium on California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) was hosted by Fueling California.  As a group that represents some of the nation’s largest fuel users, Fueling California convened top LCFS experts from a broad and diverse group of stakeholders and academics to help raise the awareness and increase public dialogue on this regulation that critically impacts all Californians.

With the LCFS implementation efforts underway, this was a critical time for Fueling California to host the LCFS Symposium to provide key audiences specific details on LCFS, as well as create an environment for all key stakeholders, regulators, policy makers and academics to discuss the impacts and benefits of the LCFS from their perspectives.

Items of discussion included an overview of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program and where we are today; the realities of the implementation; and the goals of the standard and possible solutions to achieve them.

Post-Symposium Report is now available! 
Please click here to view the highlights from the Symposium.

Symposium Photos:
Please visit our Facebook page to view the photos of the Symposium.

Symposium Videos:
Click here to view Panel 1: LCFS – Setting the Stage
Click here to view Panel 2: Path to Compliance
Click here to view Panel 3: Workable Solutions
Click here to view the Luncheon Panel

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