Green Fleet

Calif. Summit Encourages Low-Carbon Fuel Usage

February 04, 2015

Industry leaders discussed the state of low-carbon fuels in California at the Clean, Low-Carbon Fuels Summit on Feb. 3 during an annual event held by the clean transportation consortium CALSTART.

More than 150 individuals representing California’s legislature, clean fuels producers, and consumers met at the event in Sacramento to discuss opportunities and challenges in clean fuel commercialization and usage, according to CALSTART.

The summit addressed the California Air Resources Board’s low-carbon fuels standard (LCFS) designed to reduce the emissions intensity of fuels, along with longer-term targets for climate and clean fuels, with the issue of low gasoline prices setting the tone for the event.

"It's easy to forget the pain at the pump, but today’s fuel prices shouldn’t stop us from investing in alternatives," said Caroline Choi, vice president of energy and environmental policy Southern California Edison. "Last year, California surpassed 100,000 plug-in car sales. We are well on our way, but we still have a long way to go and need policies like the low-carbon fuels standard to keep the momentum going."

In 2007, California passed the first low-carbon fuel standard to encourage the use of non-petroleum fuels in transportation, including compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG).

During its initial two years, low-carbon fuels displaced more than two billion gallons of gasoline and 77 million gallon-equivalents of diesel, according to the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

Hello All, We are developing a formal training program for light and heavy equipment technicians. Our goal is to recruit and train...

View Topic

I have been tasked with implementing a small motor pool here at the City and need help on how to implement and manage it. I have a staff...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

974 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

In the automotive industry, the EPA’s regulations have a significant impact on automotive design, specifically with regard to fuel economy and emissions standards.

Read more

Alternative Fuel Locator

Use the Alternative Fuel Locator to find stations near you.

Launch Alternative Fuel Locator