Guest Column

Following in the footsteps of California, former Gov. Kate Brown made strides towards reducing Oregon’s carbon emissions when she directed state regulators to require that all new passenger vehicles sold in the state be electric by 2035. While this directive sets the state on an important path towards emission reductions, this mandate risks being incomplete without fully addressing the unique nature of the transportation sector.

Meaningfully reducing emissions from Oregon’s transportation sector will require a more comprehensive approach that embraces both the long-term promise of electric vehicles (EVs), along with technologies to support heavy industry — shipping, trucking and aviation — and communities that have not been reached by EV infrastructure such as low-carbon advanced biofuels.

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Michael McAdams is the president of the Advanced Biofuels Association.

(3) comments

69660

Question ? How much energy of some sort does it take to make these biofuels ? Also why are train engines never mentioned ?

gregb2781

And what they never talk about is the reduction of your mileage with biofuels and the issues it causes. Pure liberal bs.

91184

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