Ethanol Would Help California Meet Low Carbon Fuel Standard and Improve Public Health
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Submitted by EFC Team on February 27th, 2015

On February 17, 2015, the Energy Future Coalition (EFC) and Urban Air Initiative (UAI) submitted comment to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on their proposed re-adoption of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). In the comment, EFC & UAI contend that:

  1. Automakers who continue to use internal combustion engines must increase engine efficiency to meet LCFS standards and reduce GHGs.
  2. Displacing aromatics now used for octane in gasoline would produce substantial benefits for public health.
  3. Increased use of domestically produced renewable ethanol is essential to both objectives and would have additional co-benefits.
  4. The LCFS should fully reflect the latest research on the value of mid-level ethanol blends to reduce GHGs and benefit public health and the environment through the displacement of aromatics.

Read the comments in their entirety here.

Read Appendix I here.

Read Appendix II here. 

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