Implementing Performance-Based Sustainability Requirements for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard – Key Design Elements and Policy Considerations

This report examines a range of sustainability requirements for biofuels and considers a possible framework for California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) sustainability provision. The goal is to identify the proper mechanisms to further incentivize sustainable production of biofuels and other relevant transportation fuels while minimizing environmental impacts and unintended consequences. This study reviews reviews major biofuel policies and efforts in formulating sustainability requirements internationally and in the US. It compares their key characteristics in program design, scope, and implementation. The report outlines the essential elements for an expanded California LCFS sustainability requirement and discusses remaining design issues and policy challenges.

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    University of California, Davis

    Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
    Davis, CA  United States  95616

    University of California, Davis

    Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
    One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA  United States  95616

    University of California, Davis

    Department of Environmental Science and Policy
    One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA  United States  95616

    University of California, Davis

    Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center, Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Authors:
    • Yeh, Sonia
    • Sumner, Daniel
    • Kaffka, Stephen R
    • Ogden, Joan M
    • Jenkins, Bryan
  • Publication Date: 2009-10-28

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01159612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCD-ITS-RR-09-42
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2010 3:20PM