California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is one of the major programs utilized by the state to lower greenhouse gas emissions. According to the California Air Resources Board, it’s designed to “provide an increasing range of low-carbon and renewable alternatives, which reduce petroleum dependency and achieve air quality benefits.”
Gary Hughes of Biofuelwatch isn’t so sure the program lives up to these claims. Join us at the next Sunflower Alliance monthly zoom as he leads a wide-ranging exploration of LCFS, a program even more bewilderingly byzantine than cap and trade. We won’t nerd out about its mechanics, but will focus instead on its impacts—especially those in our own backyard. LCFS and federal credits are largely driving the pivot to renewable diesel production proposed by the Phillips 66 and Marathon refineries. Climate technocrats and refiners agree that renewable diesel is the wave of the sustainable future, but how really green is this non-petroleum alternative? And how do we impact state policy?
This is an important discussion as we fast approach the 4:00 pm December 17th comment deadline for the draft Environmental Impact Reports for the two Contra Costa biofuel conversions.
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Sunday, December 12, 1 – 3 PM
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