Electrification Coalition Celebrates Introduction of Michigan Clean Fuel Standard Bill

Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
noah@electrification.org, (202) 461-2371

Lansing, Mich.—Today, Michigan Senate Democrats introduced legislation to establish a Clean Fuel Standard, which would mandate a 25% reduction in the carbon intensity of the state’s transportation fuels by 2035. Under the policy, credits are earned by generating or using cleaner electricity for transportation and replacing traditional fuel sources with renewables or other low-carbon sources.

The bill—part of a larger package called the Clean Energy Future Plan—was co-developed by the Michigan Clean Fuel Standard Coalition, a group of 41 partner organizations, including the Electrification Coalition (EC).

In response to the bill’s introduction, EC Director of Campaigns Aaron Viles released the following statement:

“Electric vehicles are a cleaner, lower cost alternative to gas-powered vehicles, and the Clean Fuel Standard would ensure more Michiganders can access their many benefits. This bill provides an opportunity for Michigan to cement its leadership in the auto industry, creating domestic jobs and strengthening the U.S.’s energy independence and security.

“The EC is thrilled to see the legislature take this crucial step toward making the Clean Fuel Standard a reality. We urge lawmakers to pass this transformative policy and usher in Michigan’s bright transportation future.”


About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale to overcome the economic, public health and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. electrificationcoalition.org

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.