Explore low carbon fuel standard programs in forward-thinking states.
Illinois - Clean Transportation Standard
Introduced in Illinois State Senate spring 2023, The bill directs the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to establish a clean transportation standard to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels in the state by 20 percent by 2038.
The Minnesota Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) is a proposed policy aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels. It would require fuel providers to gradually decrease the carbon intensity of their fuels over time, encouraging the use of cleaner fuels and technologies.
New Mexico's HB 426 is a bill aimed at reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by at least 20% compared to 2018 levels by 2030, and 30% by 2040. The bill would task the Environmental Improvement Board with drafting and enforcing clean fuel standards, allowing for the trading of credits but not creating a cap and trade system.
The New York Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) is a program designed to lower the carbon intensity of transportation fuels sold within the state, with a target of a 20% reduction by 2030. The aim is to promote the use of lower-carbon fuels like electricity, hydrogen fuel cells, and biofuels, and ultimately create a cleaner, more sustainable transportation system in New York.
Pennsylvania's forthcoming legislation seeks to establish a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS), targeting the 22% of the state's greenhouse gas emissions originating from the transportation sector. The LCFS, a credit trading system monitored by the Commonwealth, will encourage the use of diverse low carbon fuels in vehicles and heating, aiming to repurpose waste, reduce emissions, and foster local industries for low carbon fuel production
The Colorado Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) is a proposed policy in the state of Colorado. The standard would require fuel providers to reduce the carbon intensity of their transportation fuels over time, and would create incentives for the production and use of low-carbon and renewable fuels. The standard would apply to transportation fuels such as gasoline and diesel and is designed to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from transportation sector.
The bill, "An Act relative to a clean fuel standard," presented by Mr. Marc R. Pacheco in Massachusetts, aims to establish a clean fuel standard for the transportation sector. The standard would require a certain percentage of cleaner fuels, such as renewable energy sources or low-emission alternatives, to be utilized in transportation activities.
The Hawai‘i Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) is a collaborative effort between the State of Hawai‘i and the U.S. Department of Energy, aiming to reduce the heavy reliance on imported fossil fuels and transition to clean, renewable energy sources. The initiative includes setting ambitious clean energy goals, such as achieving the nation's first-ever 100 percent renewable portfolio standards (RPS) by 2045.
In 2021, Renewable Fuels Nebraska formed a clean fuels coalition in the state, bringing together diverse stakeholders and making notable progress. With support from the Great Plains Institute, the Clean Fuels Nebraska Coalition aims to develop a state-specific clean fuels standard by iterating on legislation, conducting research on economic and environmental impacts, and building more support, with the goal of introducing legislation in 2023.
Vermont has introduced a bill that directs the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to establish a clean fuels program, aiming to reduce the carbon intensity of gasoline and diesel fuels used in the state by 10% below 2018 levels by 2030, and mandates the DEC to submit the final program rules to the Secretary of State by January 15, 2026.
Introduced in April 2023 as part of the Clean Energy Future Plan, Michigan's Clean Fuel Standard seeks to decrease the carbon intensity of transportation fuels in the state by 25% by 2035, offering credits for adopting cleaner electricity and transitioning from traditional fuels to renewables or low-carbon sources, and was collaboratively developed by the Michigan Clean Fuel Standard Coalition comprising 41 partner organizations.