May 7, 2007
U.S. senator introduces Advanced Clean Fuels Act
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Washington, D.C. – U.S. senator Barbara Boxer of California, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, has introduced a bill known as the “Advanced Clean Fuels Act of 2007”. The bill sets a goal of increasing the volume of clean fuels to as much as 35 billion gallons by 2025.
Under the bill, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be required to increase the renewable fuels standard from 12 billion gallons in 2011 to 35 billion gallons by 2025, using fuel that must be at least 20 per cent better than gasoline in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.
The bill will also require that the EPA establish an Advanced Clean Fuel Performance Standard that gradually reduces greenhouse gas emissions from the entire transportation fuel supply by as much as 10 per cent of 2008 levels by 2020.