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The Environmental Quality Commission adopted amendments to the Clean Fuels Program rules to advance methods accelerating the generation and aggregation of clean fuels credits by utilities in order to advance transportation electrification. The rule amendments also include changes or additions that will further incent the generation and aggregation of electricity credits including but not limited to:
Reduce the carbon intensity of electricity used as a transportation fuel
Increase access to renewable electricity used as a transportation fuel
Encourage new electric vehicles such as micro-mobility, medium- and heavy-duty, and non-road applications
Create opportunities to maximize transportation electrification in an equitable manner
DEQ is convening an advisory committee to review the technical issues and fiscal impacts related to the proposed rules. In convening this committee, DEQ has appointed members that reflect the range of entities that are both directly and indirectly affected by proposed changes to the rules.
Meeting 1 - Sept. 24, 2020
Meeting 2 - Oct. 8, 2020 Topic: Encouraging New Types of Electric Vehicles
Meeting 3 - Oct. 22, 2020
Topic: Lowering the Carbon Intensity of Electricity Used as a Transportation Fuel
Meeting 4 - Nov. 5, 2020Topic: Additional Credit Generation Opportunities
The public comment period for this rulemaking closed at 4 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2021. DEQ will not consider any comments submitted after this deadline. The next step in the rule adoption process is for the Environmental Quality Commission to consider adopting the proposed rule changes at a future meeting.
A public hearing was held on Jan. 28, 2021.
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The Environmental Quality Commission adopted these rules at its meeting on March 26, 2021.
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