Group launches effort to create ‘low-carbon fuel’ standard

Source: B7 TIMOTHY CAMA, E&E News • Posted: Monday, September 19, 2022

The push from green groups would seek a new law for the transportation sector that would also give credit to electric vehicle charging and biofuels.

A Ford Fusion Energi Platinum is charged at a Volta EV charging station in Alexandria, Va., Aug. 19, 2021.

An electric vehicle charging.Francis Chung/E&E News

A coalition representing environmentalists, biofuels and electric vehicles is starting a new push to implement a low-carbon fuel standard for the transportation sector.

The DriveClean coalition is launching Monday with a call to lawmakers and the public for a “technology-neutral” clean fuel law that would mandate reductions in the greenhouse gas intensity of transportation fuels. It would give credit to EV charging, biofuels and other means of reducing emissions.

“It’s an equitable approach that will level the playing field for new fuel technologies, vehicles and related infrastructure,” Mary Solecki, a partner at advocacy firm AJW Inc. who is working with the DriveClean coalition, told reporters.