Climate Crisis Advocacy

Transportation is the largest source of U.S. carbon emissions and it is the economic sector most reliant on petroleum. Biodiesel and renewable diesel are drop-in replacements for petroleum diesel that are readily available today to reduce carbon intensity in transportation.

Congress is debating proposals that would provide billions of dollars for zero-emission vehicle infrastructure. At the same time, there is bipartisan legislation that would provide a comparatively modest amount of money ($1 billion) to continue a successful biodiesel infrastructure grant program that with just $25 million has increased consumer access to better, cleaner fuel by nearly 1 billion gallons.

Please contact your Representative and Senators through this form to thank those who have sponsored the legislation (S 227/HR 1542) and encourage additional legislators to co-sponsor.

As our members and industry supporters communicate with Washington policy makers, the media, and the public, Clean Fuels provides the resources to the right and works with them to amplify these points:

  • Over the first decade of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Program, biodiesel and renewable diesel have generated more cumulative carbon credits than any other low-carbon fuel option.
  • For each of the last three years, biodiesel and renewable diesel accounted for 45 percent of California’s transportation sector carbon reductions.
  • In 2019, Oregon achieved 46 percent of its transportation carbon reductions by using 76.8 million gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel.
  • Nationwide biofuel use under the Renewable Fuel Standard cut carbon emissions by as much as 579 million metric tons over the first decade of the program. That success far exceeds the 422 million metric ton estimate from EPA at the start of the program.


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