Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
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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