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The Truth About the Oft-Cited “LAO Report”

In 2018, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) of California produced a report (LAO Report) evaluating the state’s transportation climate policies. The LAO Report included a summary and evaluation of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate and other regulatory programs. Ultimately, the authors of that report suggested that the LCFS […]

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 […]

No More Blood For Oil

few issues have transcended America’s political divide. Still, one place where Americans are broadly in agreement is that the sooner we stop importing oil from dictators and unstable regions around the world, the better off our nation will be. The good news is, unlike some of the protracted partisan issues fights in Washington, D.C., you […]

Clean Fuel Standard Is Just What The Doctor Ordered

As practicing physicians, we see the health impacts of air pollution and climate change every day. As a father, I’ve felt how scary it was when our infant son struggled to breathe. Allowing children to suffer from asthma is unacceptable harm brought on by our addiction to fossil fuels. It’s our responsibility to keep our […]

Cleaner Fuels Will Help Bolster Washington’s Dairy Industry

Lower milk prices have many family dairies screaming, “Holy cow!” But the secret to prolonged success isn’t in the milk alone. If small dairies are going to survive, it’s time for cows to pass a lot of gas. Here’s where we’re at now: Things are not looking good for the average American dairy farmer. Nearly […]

Facing Closures, Oil Refiners Turning To Biofuels

In the United States, demand for biofuel is also set to grow rapidly in the coming years due to new fuel quality regulations in states including California. It is set to reach 2 billion gallons per year by 2025 from 21.4 million gallons currently consumed every year, according to Morgan Stanley. The gap between demand […]

Consumer Reports: EV’s Are Cheaper

Data is king, and when it comes to information on the frequency of repairs on automobiles, Consumer Reports has more data than anyone. For its latest report, it did a deep dive into the data from its 2019 and 2020 reliability surveys of electric and gasoline-powered vehicles. After crunching all the numbers, Consumer Reports says […]

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 […]

Will Cleaner Fuels Really Reduce Forest Fires?

  As relentless wildfires rage their way down and across the West, there’s an obvious question to ask: “How do we stop or slow down these deadly fires?” One answer lies in making a switch to clean fuels. To some, the connection between wildfires, climate change, and clean fuels is tangential. Others claim this summer’s […]