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:
- Automakers who continue to use internal combustion engines must increase engine efficiency to meet LCFS standards and reduce GHGs.
- Displacing aromatics now used for octane in gasoline would produce substantial benefits for public health.
- Increased use of domestically produced renewable ethanol is essential to both objectives and would have additional co-benefits.
- 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.
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