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ATA Critiques Economic Analysis Used to Support Regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard

ATA Critiques Economic Analysis Used to Support Regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard

11/1/2011

 

On October 31, ATA filed comments with the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) on the group’s economic analysis of a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).   ATA argued that unrealistic assumptions about the costs of biodiesel, alternative-fuel vehicles, and refueling infrastructure have resulted in conclusions that are disconnected from reality when applied to the trucking industry.  ATA specifically took issue with NESCAUM’s conclusion that “the costs of low carbon fuels are less than the cost of gasoline and diesel they replace” and noted that if the costs of low carbon fuels are less than today’s transportation fuels, there would be no need to mandate their use.  Contact:  Glen Kedzie at gkedzie@trucking.org