“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.”
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.
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.
$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.
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.
Drivers are likely to spend $52 billion more on fuel this year than last.
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.
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.
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.
Advancing renewable energy is a key part of the state’s effort to achieve SB32. Track the progress of the California’s energy reduction.
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.
For all that time and money, the automaker has made effectively zero progress getting humanity to ditch fossil fuels for hydrogen.
The $1 billion investment will go into Chevron’s refinery in Richmond.
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.
SB 32 requires California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
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.
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.
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.
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.