Olympia Should Finally Adopt a Clean Fuel Standard

In Washington state, the Senate is debating legislation to create a clean fuel standard. Under the proposed law, oil companies would simply have to blend low carbon fuel made from renewable or waste resources with the fuel they already sell. These standards are already in place in California, Oregon, and British Columbia. By asking fuel […]

It’s About the Economy: Job Creation Opportunities for Rural Washington

We can produce more low-carbon fuels in Washington state. It is time to stop exporting them to our neighbors. Rural communities in Washington state, from the Pacific coast to the Idaho border, stand to benefit from a clean fuel standard (CFS). The big story is about jobs. Implementing a CFS modeled after those in California […]

It’s Groundhog Day For The Oil Industry

  Every year, Big Oil trots out the same shopworn lies. Here’s how we get out of that endless loop.   This could finally be the year when Big Oil stops telling lies about policies designed to reduce climate pollution. It could also be the year pigs fly. Since the oil industry trots out the […]

Union Of Concerned Scientists Endorses Clean Fuel Standard

  “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.” The Union of Concerned Scientists, an organization of nearly 250 scientists, analysts, policy and communication experts dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable future, recently issued a report emphatically […]

Low Carbon Fuel Standards Are Pushing The Dirtiest Fuels Out Of The Market

Governments concerned about climate change generally aren’t banning fossil fuels outright; they’re creating low carbon performance standards, which allow for taxing of fuels based on their carbon content. A steadily rising price for carbon means the dirtiest fuels—from places as disparate as Canada, Venezuela, and Alaska—will eventually be pushed out of those systems. Read the […]

The King Of Green Gas: Renewable Diesel

Introducing the King of Green Gas Making a dent in our CO2 emissions in Washington requires reducing the carbon footprint of our transportation system. The good news is there are many technologies available. Some commuters choose mass transit; and those who drive to work might choose a hybrid car or an electric vehicle. Unfortunately, for […]