At its September 2018 Board Hearing, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) unanimously adopted amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The Board took comments from a broad array of interested stakeholders, mostly in support of the amendments. CARB’s news release summarizing its action is here. The Final Regulation Order is here. The proposed amendments would extend the program and require a 20% reduction in carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 2030. The Amendments also create new opportunities for generating credits from electric vehicle charging and other alternative fuels. Once approved by the California Office of Administrative Law, these changes will take affect on January 1, 2019.
During the September 28th Board Hearing, CARB received comments from stakeholders on several aspects of the redesigned LCFS program:
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