Available online at: doi: 10.1007/978-1-4471-2717-8_16
A new policy instrument, known as a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS), is a promising approach to decarbonize transportation fuels. An LCFS has several important features: it applies a life cycle carbon intensity standard, incorporates market mechanisms by allowing credit trading, and targets all transport fuels. A harmonized international framework is needed that builds on newly enacted LCFS policies adopted in California and the European Union.
Keywords: performance standard, life cycle emissions, biofuels, alternative fuels
Suggested citation: Sperling, Daniel, and Sonia Yeh (2012) "Toward a Global Low Carbon Fuel Standard for Road Transport," in Energy, Transport, & the Environment: Addressing the Sustainable Mobility Paradigm, edited by Oliver Inderwildi and Sir David King. London: Springer