What We're Reading

July 2018

“As a result of the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, cars and trucks used a record 1.5 billion gallons of biofuel that year. “These low-carbon alternative fuels, consisting mostly of biodiesel, renewable diesel, and ethanol, avoided 14 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.”​

November 2017

​​​​California ​motorists will start paying higher gas and diesel taxes on Nov. 1 under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown to provide $5.2 billion annually for road and bridge repairs and expanded mass transit in the state.

February 2017

After getting their approval for generating Cellosic Ethanol Production for their Stockton Plant, they expanded this new technology to their Madera Plant.​ This enables them to convert agricultural waste residues, including corn kernel fibers, into high octane fuel.

February 2017

$40 per ton won’t get the job done. You need $120 per ton to transform the alternative fuel market and $600 per ton to shift the nation dramatically to electrics.​

January 2017

The report projects that by 2022, ethanol will achieve a 50 percent reduction, and could reach “76 percent in 2022 if there is more widespread adoption of optimal crop production and biorefinery ​efficiency.

January 2017

Drivers are likely to spend $52 billion more on fuel this year than last.

December 2016

The BEV fund aims to invest in the commercialization of new technologies that reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in areas including electricity generation and storage, transportation, industrial processes, agriculture, and clean-system efficiency.​

December 2016

A new study by Lux Research suggests that California’s low carbon fuel standard is winning out as a viable measure over the federal government’s biofuel blends. Renewable diesel will be the near-term winners in low-carbon transportation fuels.

December 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation gave a presentation to Trump’s team on how focusing on renewable energy could create millions of jobs.

November 2016

Advancing renewable energy is a key part of the state’s effort to achieve SB32. Track the progress of the California’s energy reduction.

November 2016

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy-funded facility say they have discovered a process in which tiny spikes made of copper and pure carbon can turn carbon dioxide into pure ethanol.

October 2016

For all that time and money, the automaker has made effectively zero progress getting humanity to ditch fossil fuels for hydrogen.

October 2016

​The $1 billion investment will go into Chevron’s refinery in Richmond.

October 2016

This seal of approval from the EPA allows Pacific Ethanol to convert agricultural waste residues, including corn kernel fibers, into high octane fuel at their Stockton plant.

September 2016

SB 32 requires California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.​

May, 2016

Lux Research: As nations look for new technologies to cut emissions, biofuels and natural gas vehicles together will account for 45% of potential fossil fuel displacement.

April, 2016

52% of Americans (166 million) are living in areas for unhealthy air. Central Valley, LA, and Inland Empire consistently rank among the 5-6 worst in the US in every statistical area.

Science Magazine Policy Forum- Social Science And Sustainability, April 2, 2016

The Deloitte Millennial Survey, January 2016

Capitol Weekly, January 2016

Online resource: Emissions policy and cap and trade

Here’s what you missed, December 2015

Earthjustince.org, August 2015

​78 Percent of Latinos say they’ve directly experienced the effects of climate change​.

Ethanol Producer Magazine, August 2015

UC Berkeley’s Energy Institute at Haas, July 2015

A new working paper from researchers at UC Berkeley’s Energy Institute at Haas shows that clean-energy tax incentives, from energy-efficient windows to hybrid and electric cars, primarily go to the wealthy.

August, 2014

MIT study ”A systems approach to evaluating the air quality co-benefits of US carbon policies” says a federal cap-and-trade policy could pay for itself ten times over with health benefits.