California Clean Fuel Success Story
“California is terminating climate pollution with the clean fuel standard that also powers our economy by creating thousands of new good-paying jobs.”
California launched its clean fuel standard in 2011, and it’s been wildly successful. See for yourself.
Clean Fuel Standards
Clean Fuel Standards are a successful, time-tested policy adopted by our neighbors to the north and south as a way to reduce gas emissions.
Learn more about the results of clean fuels.
Goal: Reduce the carbon intensity of fuels by at least 20% by 2030.
For a penny at the pump, California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard has been responsible for:
- A reduction of 58 million tons of carbon pollution
- $2 billion in health care savings due to cleaner air
- The average household will save $1,200 – $1,500 on fuel annually
- 560,000 million tons of food waste used for renewable fuels
- Thirty-four million tons of polluting landfill gas is now diverted to California and used to create renewable natural gas.
- California no longer imports foreign oil for transportation fuels
- A 74% increase in clean fuels used
- 14 billion gallon reduction in petroleum used
- $2.8 billion invested in clean fuels production
Goal: Reduce the carbon intensity of gasoline and diesel by 10% by 2025
A Penny At The Pump Has Benefitted Oregonians
- Over the first four years of the program greenhouse gas pollution dropped by 3.6 million tons.
- $124 million in health care savings
- 6.1 million gallons of methane gas from manure has been captured and convereted into renewable natural gas
- Zero importation of foreign oil for transportation fuels
- 14 million gallons of diesel replaced by light duty vehicles in 2019