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"Toward a Global Low Carbon Fuel Standard for Road Transport," chapter in Energy, Transport and the Environment: Addressing the Sustainable Mobility Paradigm

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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