The California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff released a staff report outlining proposed modifications to the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program as part of the Advanced Clean Cars rulemaking. This rulemaking also includes LEV III criteria pollutant and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards and the Clean Fuels Outlet program. The ZEV proposal requires increasing rates of deployment of zero tailpipe emission vehicles to help California meet its 2050 goals of reducing GHG emissions by 80%. The package will be considered for adoption by the Board in January 2012.
Summarizes recent developments in the implementation phases of the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) and CA's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and provides the status of emerging LCF policy initiatives at regional levels.
On February 15, 2011 the European Parliament adopted legislation that, for the first time, will regulate CO2 emissions from light commercial vehicles (LCV) in Europe. It is expected to formally become law in the first half of 2011.