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Biofuels International: Governor’s Plan to Eliminate Internal Combustion Engine Hurts California’s Progress Towards Carbon Neutrality

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an order banning all in-state sales of fossil-fueled vehicles by 2035 to help meet the state’s zero-carbon goals.

Tyson Keever, chair of the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance, released a statement regarding Governor Newsom’s plan to eliminate the internal combustion engine.

“We understand what Governor Newsom is trying to achieve and laud the move to a low-carbon transportation future, but an electric-only future is not a science-based solution,” said Keever. “The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has a proven, technology driven, market-based solution right in front of them in the form of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) programme. Through biodiesel, renewable diesel, and numerous other home-grown sources, the programme reduced 14.6 million tons of carbon emissions in 2019 alone, with room for diverse growth well into the future.”

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