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California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard Survives

Denmark will get four new hydrogen fueling stations from Air Liquide. The French company will put two of the hydrogen stations in Copenhagen, one in Aalborg and the fourth in Vejle. The new fueling stations are in addition to two already existing sites in Copenhagen and Holstebro. Read more at The Daily Fusion.

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Oil companies and other supporters of the fossil fuel status quo have been using a study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to attack California's landmark clean energy bill AB32, particularly the bill's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). Oil companies have been particularly irate that the LCFS requires them to reduce carbon pollution from gasoline and diesel 10 percent by 2020. But when the BCG report was roundly criticized, the Big Oil tried to come to the rescue. Now, an independent panel of scie


Ahh, the famous Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution (i.e., Article 1, Section 8). What doesn't it cover? According to U.S. District Judge Lawrence O'Neill, it covers the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) rules put out by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) about the levels of carbon allowed in transportation fuel. CARB had issued a rule that, by 2020, the carbon footprint of gas and diesel fuel has to be reduced by 10 percent compared to 1990 levels. Sounds good, right? And it's in line

Sometimes, it seems like people are out there studying things just to get our little community here up in arms. Case in point, a study published in Science Direct that looks at the well-to-wheels emissions of various "vehicle and fuel platforms," including plug-in vehicles and hydrogen fuel cells that get their energy from different places (like hydro-power and night-time electricity generation). The goal of the study is to determine what impact the various studies will have on California's Low

Officials from the National Biodiesel Board are meeting with the USDA and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack over the California Air Resources Board's proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard and the ramifications that the legislation would have on the biodiesel industry. Biofuel proponents have been concerned about the EPA's latest proposed Renewable Fuels Standard and the way it would calculate greenhouse gas emissions related to the production of biodiesel produced from vegetable oils.

The proposal from the California Air Resources Board for a Low Carbon Fuel Standard that we mentioned the other day might deal a blow to the biofuels industry. The LCFS might be one way for California to meet its stated goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions through lowered carbon in California transportation fuels by an average of 10 percent by the year 2020. To enact some of this reduction, CARB is looking at lifecycle emissions of biofuels. According to the New York Times, some ethanol mak