Re: California Fuel Producers Support the Low Carbon Fuel Standard
Dear Senate President Pro Tem De León and Speaker Rendon,
We, the undersigned fuel providers, strongly support the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), which will reduce the carbon intensity of California’s fuels by 10 percent by 2020. The LCFS is a critical tool that California needs to achieve its ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050.
The LCFS has already helped to reduce 16.6 million tons of harmful carbon pollution, grow clean fuel use by 36%, and avoid the need for 6.6 billion gallons of petroleum.
Without the LCFS, California would not be benefitting from the $650 million that has been invested in clean fuel production, nor the more than 20 in-state biofuel manufacturing facilities that this investment has created.
The LCFS is good policy. It doesn’t favor one fuel over another, but instead, it creates incentives that encourage businesses to produce a suite of clean fuels including biodiesel, biomethane, electricity, ethanol, hydrogen, next generation biofuels, renewable natural gas, and more.
California’s LCFS supports a market-based transition to clean, low-carbon fuels through technology innovation that is helping California meet its long term climate, clean air, and public health goals, all the while benefiting our economy. The LCFS is delivering the clean fuels we need today and going forward.
Larry Trowsdale, ACE Cogeneration Company; Ronald Cardwell, ADM; Eric A. McAfee, Aemetis; Bob Oesterreich, Air Liquide; John Melo, Amyris; Doug Smith, Baker Commodities; Russ Teall, Biodico Sustainable Refineries; Lyle J. Schlyer, Calgren Renewable Fuels; N. Ross Buckenham, California Bioenergy; Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint; Todd Campbell, Clean Energy Fuels; Jason France, ClipperCreek; Lisa Mortenson, Community Fuels; Paul Relis, CR&R; Harry Simpson, Crimson Renewable Energy; Sandra Dudley, Darling International; Joe Gershen, Encore BioRenewables; Mike Levin, FuelCell Energy; Ted Kneische, Fulcrum Bioenergy; Dave Hazlebeck, Global Algae Innovations; Terry Pinney, Golden Gate Petroleum; Curtis Wright, Imperial Western Products; Raffi Mardirosian, Joule; Jennifer Holmgren, LanzaTech; Mark Williams, Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District; Dayne Delahoussaye, Neste; Jennifer Case, New Leaf Biofuel; Pat O’Keefe, NexGenFuel; Terry O’Day, NRG Evgo; Gus Block, Nuvera; Rebecca Boudreaux, Oberon Fuels; Neil Koehler, Pacific Ethanol; Rob Elam, Propel Fuels; Terry Kulesa, Red Rock Biofuels; Sean Moen, Refuel; Dan Burns, Renewable Energy Group; Tyson Keever, SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel; Michael G. Hart, Sierra Energy; George Minter, SoCalGas; Virginia Klausmeier, Sylvatex; Jamie Rhodes, Trestle Energy; Bill Cashmareck, Trillium CNG; Shane Stephens, True Zero; Bruce Melgar, UrbanX Renewables Group; Michael McAdams, Advanced Biofuels Association; Matt Carr, Algae Biomass Association; Julia Levin, Bioenergy Association of California; Greg Kester, California Association of Sanitation Agencies; Celia DuBose, California Biodiesel Alliance; Jeff Serfass, California Hydrogen Business Council; Thomas Lawson, California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition; Eileen Tutt, CalETC; John Boesel, CALSTART; Mary Solecki, E2; Graham Noyes, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition; Shelby Neal, National Biodiesel Board; Johannes Escudero, RNG Coalition