CARB could raise LCFS 2030 CI reduction target to 30%, up from 20%

Source: By OPIS • Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2022

The California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program could see its current 20% carbon intensity (CI) reduction target for 2030 raised to 25% or even 30%, according to scenarios being evaluated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). In a Thursday workshop to discuss the 2022 Scoping Plan and potential changes to the LCFS program,
CARB staff introduced the possibility of increasing near-term targets and presented specific percentage options to the public for the first time. “At this early stage, we’re showing two approaches, informed by literature and trends we are observing in the fuels market,” CARB’s Jordan Ramalingam said during the presentation. “Regardless of the specific target, it’s clear that updates to the near-term compliance targets are warranted by faster adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and expected increases in renewable fuels consumption.”