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Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) are performance based regulations aiming to reduce the lifecycle carbon intensity of the transport fuel supply. By imposing minimum carbon reductions on fuel suppliers that increase over time, they force some combination of the adoption of low carbon alternative fuels and reductions in the carbon intensity of conventional fossil fuel supplies.

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A comparison of contracts for difference versus traditional financing schemes to support ultralow-carbon fuel production in California
Develops a cost-benefit analysis to compare the impact of three separate policies to spur the additional production of ultralow-carbon fuels in California: a contract-for difference price guarantee, a per-gallon subsidy, and...
Working paper
Development and analysis of a durable low-carbon fuel investment policy for California
Assesses the impact of market and political uncertainty on the real value of financial incentives from low-carbon fuel policies. Provides a detailed policy proposal and scenario analysis for a novel financing mechanism to...
White paper
Potential for advanced biofuel production from palm residues in Indonesia
Estimates the potential for sustainably harvested palm residues to be used for advanced biofuel production in Indonesia.
White paper

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