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Oregon Clean Fuels Program

Approximately one-third of Oregon's greenhouse gases come from transportation sources. Providing cleaner fuels such as lower carbon ethanol and biodiesel, electricity, natural gas, biogas and propane will help reduce these emissions.

The Clean Fuels Program complements other transportation-related strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions such as clean car standards, renewable fuels blending mandates and commitments to reduce the amount that Oregonians drive. In addition to reducing greenhouse gases, the program has many co-benefits including reductions in other air pollutants, improvements to public health and increased energy security.

The 2009 Oregon Legislature passed HB 2186 authorizing the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission to adopt rules to reduce lifecycle emissions of greenhouse gases from Oregon’s transportation fuels by 10 percent over a 10-year period.

Governor Brown signs SB 324 to allow the Clean Fuels Program to move forward

On March 12, 2015, Gov. Kate Brown signed SB 324. The bill removes the Dec. 31, 2015 sunset date and allows DEQ to move forward with implementing the Clean Fuels Program, as adopted by the Environmental Quality Commission on Jan. 7, 2015. DEQ’s next step is to incorporate SB 324 into rules.

Key Documents

More information

Background Information – Most frequently asked questions about the Oregon Clean Fuels Program.

Regulations - Everything you need to know to be in compliance.

History of the Oregon Clean Fuels Program – A compilation of DEQ’s work to develop the Oregon Clean Fuels Program since 2009.

More Interesting Facts about Clean Fuels – Links to related information and projects.

For more information on this program, call 503-229-5388 or email Oregon Clean Fuels.

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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
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Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
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