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  • Published: Dec 9th, 2010
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As California prepares to implement low carbon standards under A.B. 32, fears of energy price spikes mount

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California continues to lead the nation in an effort to reduce carbon emissions, but at what cost?

According to a report compiled by free market proponent Calwatchdog.org, the potential cost per household ranges from $570 to $6,500 annually, and the price of gasoline would increase 61 cents per gallon by January.

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  • Published: Nov 9th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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California Cuts Carbon in Bid to Spur Clean Technology Boom

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SAN FRANCISCOVoters have turned back an effort to suspend California’s efforts to tackle climate change, a wide-reaching program ranging from a cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gas emissions to energy efficiency standards for televisions.

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Press Release: Low Carbon Fuel Standards Will Adversely Affect Oil Sands Crude Producers, Refiners, and Fuel Consum

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Purvin & Gertz, Inc. announces the release of its report: Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) Impacts on Oil Sands . LCFS programs are being implemented in California, Oregon and British Columbia. They are under consideration in many other states and provinces and are becoming regional in nature. LCFS programs differ by jurisdiction, but have in common mandated reductions in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels. By targeting petroleum-derived gasoline and diesel and promoting low carbon alternative energy forms such as electricity, hydrogen, natural gas and next generation biofuels, LCFS programs are intended to reduce overall Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions on a ‘well-to-wheels’ basis. Tom Wise, who directed the study, notes: “In effect, LCFS programs contribute to an ‘offoil’ strategy.”

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  • Published: Oct 21st, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Californias Low Carbon Fuel Standard: Current and Future Impact

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Californias low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) was enacted to support the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. California meets 96 percent of its transportation fuel needs with petroleum-based fuels. The state believes that the LCFS regulations will allow markets to determine the lowest cost path toward expanded use of alternative fuels while meeting expected future fuel demands. The state officially adopted its LCFS a year ago, designed to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by reducing the full fuel-cycle carbon intensity of transportation fuels used in California. Regulated parties face reporting requirements for 2010, and must begin reducing carbon intensities in 2011, beginning with a 0.25 percent reduction the first year and increasing to 10 percent in 2020.

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  • Published: Sep 27th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Low-carbon rules could be tough to meet

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New rules aimed at lowering the carbon emissions of transportation fuels place so many demands on crude producers

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  • Published: Sep 16th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Low Carbon Fuel Standard – California Ethanol Vehicle Coalition Weighs In

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This week, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) convened a group of experts to discuss issues related to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) that was approved last year. Known as the Expert Working Group, it has been working to examine the gaps in the original research produced by CARB staff which was used as the basis for fuel regulation, including the controversial indirect land use change (ILUC) theory which threatens the future of biofuels in California and across the country.

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  • Published: Jul 22nd, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Vinod Khosla on Building Carbon-Reduction Capacity

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A low-carbon electricity standard (LCES) would serve us better than a cap-and-trade program or renewable energy standard (RES), according to Khosla.

I recently wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post about the deficiencies of an isolated cap-and-trade or carbon-pricing bill, and the vital importance of promoting technology-neutral “carbon-reduction capacity building” through a low-carbon electricity standard, low-carbon fuel standard and aggressive efficiency standards.

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  • Published: Apr 20th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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View: Low-carbon pact will only lead to higher energy prices Commentary Thomas Corcoran

EARLY IN 2009, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell announced that

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  • Published: Apr 18th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: Enact a low-carbon fuel standard for Michigan? No

With Michigan’s cold winters and energy-intensive industrial sector, Michigan residents clearly do not need energy policies that will increase energy costs and further hurt our manufacturing and industrial sectors.

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  • Published: Mar 29th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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View: Now’s not the time for low-carbon fuels

Proud of its historical status as the first of the original 13 colonies to ratify the Constitution, Delaware has certainly earned the right to proudly display our First State motto anywhere and everywhere we can fit it. Recently, Delaware signed another historic pact with many of those same states — this one aimed at implementing a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) on energy markets statewide.

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  • Published: Mar 15th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: Industry attack campaign way off base on tar sands and low carbon policies: Part 2

In my blog last week on the attack campaigns against the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), an innovative policy tool for reducing the global warming pollution in our fuels, I wrote about the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) and its affiliated

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  • Published: Mar 12th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Reality Check: Low Carbon Fuel Standard a Misplaced Priority

David Crane’s article about the low carbon fuel standard, fuel prices and market forces truly represents

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  • Published: Jan 14th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Eleven U.S. states to follow California’s low carbon fuel standard

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) — Eleven U.S. states have decided to follow California’s low carbon fuel standard, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Wednesday.

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Governor Rendell Announces Next Step in Mid-Atlantic Agreement on Low Carbon Fuel Standard

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Governor Edward G. Rendell has signed a memorandum of understanding with 10 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states committing to a regional effort to develop a comprehensive, regional low carbon fuel standard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels.

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  • Published: Oct 20th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Officials discuss low carbon fuel standards

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SACRAMENTO, CA — Energy and fuel officials are gathered in Sacramento to discuss new low carbon fuel standards. They say the regulations may be difficult and costly to achieve.

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  • Published: Oct 11th, 2009
  • Category: Global
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Natural gas to play key role in cutting CO2: study

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Global natural gas production will need to grow by 70 percent if the world is to start reducing carbon dioxide emissions quickly enough to avoid the worst effects of climate change, according to a study released on Tuesday.

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  • Published: Sep 10th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Groups call on Michigan to adopt low carbon fuel standard

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Environmental groups and other interests on Tuesday called for the state to require oil refineries and fuel blenders to reduce the overall carbon content of vehicle fuels sold in the state.

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  • Published: Sep 7th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Industry group: Low carbon proposal threatens Hyperion refinery

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New environmental regulations for transportation fuels being considered in Congress would deal a

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  • Published: Sep 6th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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CEA kicks off campaign against low-carbon fuel standard

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As Congress gets ready to grapple with energy and climate legislation in the coming months, a 125-member group comprising oil companies, retailers, trucking and transportation groups, consumers and others, is taking its campaign against a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) to the people.

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  • Published: Jun 26th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Legislature approves carbon fuel standard

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The state Legislature on Wednesday approved a bill that calls for reducing the carbon content of transportation fuels sold in Oregon by 10 percent by 2020.

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  • Published: Apr 26th, 2009
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California’s low-carbon fuel standard has oil companies anxious

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  • Published: Apr 26th, 2009
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Calif adopts low-carbon fuel rule

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LOS ANGELES: Democrats in Congress worked on Thursday to win over US lawmakers skeptical of climate change legislation, while climate leader California took another major step with low-carbon rules on fuels that could be copied nationwide.

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  • Published: Apr 25th, 2009
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NCGA Says California’s New Low Carbon Fuel Standard Will Increase U.S. Reliance On Foreign Oil

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  • Published: Apr 24th, 2009
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California approves low-carbon fuel standards

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California became the first state in the nation Thursday to mandate carbon-based reductions in transportation fuels in an attempt to cut the state’s overall greenhouse gas emissions.

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