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
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.
2019 Fuel Supply Forecast
Oregon Revised Statutes (2017) Chapter 750, Section 163 authorizes the Office of Economic Analysis (OEA), with substantial assistance from the Department of Environmental Quality, to produce annually a forecast regarding deficits and credits owing to fossil and alternative fuel consumption, as well as the availability of fossil and alternative fuels in Oregon. In particular, the forecast is to determine whether fuel supply will be sufficient to generate alternative fuel (ethanol, electricity, and diesel substitutes - including biodiesel, renewable diesel, natural gas, and propane) credits to meet the scheduled applicable low carbon fuel standards for the compliance period. The forecast report is required to include an assessment of banked deficits and credits at the beginning of the compliance period. The Clean Fuels Forecast is issued annually on Oct. 1.