Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas
NY State Senate Passes Groundbreaking Clean Fuel Standard
New York State Senate has PASSED a groundbreaking Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) Bill, setting a strong precedent for the region.
The NY program is on a mission to reduce carbon intensity from on-road transportation by 20% before 2031, with even more planned cuts in the future.
The bill, also known as S1292, was recently passed by the Senate and is now on its way to the NY Assembly and the Governor’s desk. The bill gathered significant support with a substantial number of co-sponsors across the aisle.
But why does this matter?
Well, consider this: the NY transportation sector accounts for over 3/4ths of petroleum use across the entire state. It’s also the fourth-largest consumer of both gasoline and jet fuel in the whole country. We’re looking at almost 500K barrels EVERY single day!
This bill is a crucial step towards reducing the carbon intensity in transportation fuels consumed in the state. We need legislation like this to really drive adoption and bring in important investments. Establishing a NY CFS is a key piece of the puzzle.
Certainly, we’ve got a long way to go, but this bold move by NY State is a step in the right direction.