Clean Transportation Standard
Presented by: Ryan Lambeg (Tied Branch Consulting); Peggy O’Neill-Vivanco (UVM Transportation Research Center, VT Clean Cities Coalition)
Summary: A Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), as implemented in other states, would reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from Vermont’s most polluting sector: transportation. In Vermont, such a policy has been referred to as a Clean Transportation Standard (CTS). This market-based policy is flexible, fuel-agnostic, includes electricity, and allows for innovation in fuel types as technology changes. Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), as proposed, will not likely be enough to help VT reach its climate goals. This could be the complimentary policy we need. The Clean Transportation Standard Network Action Team proposes to: research and summarize the various LCFS policies, proposed and implemented; engage all relevant stakeholders to build support; understand barriers and identify opportunities for collaboration; and draft a white paper to outline design options and a pathway toward implementation.