Location: United States of America

Sectors: Sustainable energy: access, efficiency and renewables; Natural Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change Adaptation;

By: United States of America

Type: Local

Source: The California Energy Commission

Year: 2007

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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