California shift from diesel reaches milestone

California has now replaced 50 per cent of its diesel fuel with clean alternatives, a milestone in the state’s quest to move away from polluting fuel sources.

California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), which requires fuel producers to reduce the carbon intensity of fuel sold in the state, is largely responsible for the shift by encouraging the use and production of cleaner alternatives, according to the California Air Resources Board.

“As technological advances put a zero-emissions future within reach, the use of cleaner fuels offers an essential tool to reduce pollution now,” said California Air Resources Board Executive Officer, Dr. Steven Cliff.

“A 50 per cent reduction in diesel means cleaner air, healthier communities and a commitment to reaching carbon neutrality in California by 2045.”

Carbon intensity for the LCFS program is measured through lifecycle analysis of a fuel which includes all steps from extraction, transport and production, and is one of several programs aimed at cutting emissions. Newer regulations, such as Advanced Clean Trucks and Fleets, put in place a phased-in transition to sell and implement clean truck technology in California, in line with state orders calling for all heavy duty vehicles traveling in the state to be zero emissions by 2045.

In other news, Water Energy Services has chosen JB Hunt to help with its goal of advancing sustainable practices in the energy sector.

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