Clean Fuel Standards

A Proven Approach to Fuel a Low-Carbon Future

Jeremy Martin

Published Nov 16, 2020

Cover of clean fuel standards fact sheet

Replacing petroleum with renewable electricity and other clean transportation fuels is among the most critical steps to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. Clean fuel standards are a proven part of the solution, holding the oil industry accountable for its actions while steadily driving down emissions.

By connecting a fuel’s value to its pollution, well-designed standards make clean fuels less expensive and dirty fuels more expensive. This supports the lowest carbon fuels and drives down emissions from all fuels: from electricity to biofuels and even gasoline and diesel. As we scale up clean fuels and transportation electrification, it’s essential that costs are shared equitably and that all communities benefit, especially those disproportionately burdened by transportation pollution.

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