“California continues to demonstrate its leadership on climate issues with Governor Brown’s signing of SB 32 today.  The bill will ensure that the future of low carbon fuels in California remains bright. Biodiesel and renewable diesel are leading credit generators under the low carbon fuel standard and we expect their presence to continue growing with the expansion of this landmark policy. The Air Resources Board has done a tremendous job implementing the LCFS, and air quality for all Californian’s is better as a result,” said Shelby Neal, Director of State Governmental Affairs, National Biodiesel Board.

SB32, or The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency charged with monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases. The state board is required to approve a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit equivalent to the statewide greenhouse gas emissions level in 1990 to be achieved by 2020 and to adopt rules and regulations in an open public process to achieve the maximum, technologically feasible and cost-effective greenhouse gas emissions reductions. This bill would require the state board to ensure that statewide greenhouse gas emissions are reduced to 40% below the 1990 level by 2030. This bill becomes effective on or before January 1, 2017.