03 Jan '12, 8pm

Landmark California Biofuel Law Struck Down in Federal Court

Landmark California Biofuel Law Struck Down in Federal Court

California has long been a leader in the green energy and renewables industries, as we've often discussed . But an attempt to stretch that lead has been struck down in federal court in a blow to one of the state's landmark pieces of global warming regulation . The legislation in question, part of California's 2006 global warming law, concerned a mandate for low-carbon fuels. The regulation would have forced producers and refiners to reduce their fuel's carbon footprint by 10 percent by 2020, as part of a state effort to reduce greenhouse emissions to 1990 levels. The effort also includes installing 12,000 megawatts of distributed solar and a mandate that the state hit a 33 percent Renewable Portfolio Standard within the decade. The law assigned a 10-percent advantage to low-carbon fuels produced in California, the reasoning being that biofuels and the like produced outside...

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