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Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (State of California) .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

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  • Location: United States of America
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  • By: United States of America
  • Type: Local
  • Source: The California Energy Commission
  • Year: 2007
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Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (State of California)
In January 2007, California adopted a Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) that requires a 10 percent decrease in the carbon intensity of California's transportation fuels by 2020.


Under the LCFS, fuel providers are required to track the life cycle global warming intensity (GWI) of their products, measured on a per-unit-energy basis, and reduce this value over time. This first-in-the-world greenhouse gas (GHG) standard for transportation fuels will spark research in alternatives to oil and reduce GHG emissions.

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