Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley testified last week before the California Air Resources Board.
He spoke to the board in response to its proposed Advanced Clean Cars II Regulation.
The proposal set a goal of 100 percent zero-emission vehicle sales by 2035.
During his testimony, Bliley encouraged CARB to develop clear policies reflecting the reality that liquid fuels will continue to play an important role in the transportation sector for decades.
“In the existing light-duty fleet, higher bioethanol blends like E15 and E85 can get immediately deployed to achieve immediate GHG reductions, reduce harmful air toxics, and reduce consumer costs at the pump,” says Bliley.
“Additionally, greater use of E85 will promote even further reductions in GHG and toxic emissions, as well as lower consumer costs because it sells for nearly $2 less per gallon than gasoline.”
Consumers are facing record-high gas prices at the pump.
(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)