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Transforming the Transportation Fuels Marketplace: The Consumer Reports Low Carbon Fuels Standard Initiative

Transportation is the nation’s leading producer of greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide.

To reduce these emissions from transportation, we must use a variety of tools to help bring cleaner vehicle technologies to the market.

One option is the use of low carbon fuels to power cars, trucks, planes, delivery vehicles, and other forms of transportation. Low carbon fuels produce less carbon dioxide than traditional fuels like gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel.

This report provides information about low carbon fuels, both commercial fuels and options that are still under development.  It compares the levels of carbon dioxide reduction among different kinds of low carbon fuels, and it provides broad policy principles for low carbon fuel standards.