Approximately one-third of Oregon's greenhouse gases come from the
transportation sector. Providing cleaner transportation fuels such as lower
carbon ethanol and biodiesel, electricity, natural gas, biogas and propane will
help shrink Oregon’s transportation-related carbon footprint. Use of cleaner
fuels can improve public health and increase energy security.
The Clean Fuels Program is a critical component of Oregon’s plan to reduce
greenhouse gases in the transportation sector such as creating cleaner cars,
using cleaner fuels and reducing the amount that Oregonians drive. In addition
to reducing greenhouse gases, the program has many co-benefits including
reductions in other air pollutants, improvements to public health and increased
DEQ is proposing changes to the Clean Fuels Program that may:
Develop mechanisms to incorporate verification into various parts of the program;
Update the models used to determine the carbon intensities of fuels;
Consider including additional sources of credit generation in the program
The purpose of the backstop aggregator is to capture the lost value of residential electric vehicle charging if an electric utility does not opt into the CFP. In the case where credits are stranded, the backstop aggregator will serve as the agent. DEQ will work with the selected entity to generate and sell credits and use the proceeds to promote and support transportation electrification across the state.
2018 Fuel Supply Forecast
Oregon Administrative Rule 340-253-2100 requires the Department of Environmental Quality to produce a fuel supply forecast in order to help implement the Forecasted Fuel Supply Deferral for the upcoming year.