Launched in 2016, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's Clean Fuels Program is designed to decrease the amount of greenhouse gases created during the life cycle (i.e., the production, processing, transportation, and consumption) of fuel used in Oregon. Clean fuels have lower carbon emissions, or carbon intensity, which help improve air quality and public health.
The Oregon Clean Fuels Program
- Decreases the amount of pollution allowed from transportation fuels used in Oregon by 25% by 2035 (compared to 2015 levels)
- Provides incentives to create demand for cleaner fuels in the marketplace
- Encourages the use of cleaner fuels such as electricity, ethanol, biodiesel and renewable diesel