On April 23 the California Air Resources Board (CARB) overwhelmingly approved the nation’s first Low Carbon Fuel Standard that will reduce carbon pollution and provide cleaner air for Californians (see E2’s support letter
). The new standard will cover emissions from “well to wheels," meaning pollution must be accounted for at all stages of fuel production – extracting, growing or refining. It is expected to give Californians new choices for low carbon fuels, such as advanced biofuels and electricity for plug-in hybrids. Already 14 other states are poised to follow California’s lead, representing roughly 40 percent of the U.S.
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