Wednesday, December 9, 2015
As part of Governor Brown’s continuing efforts to combat climate change and protect the environment, the California Department of General Services today announced that state agencies are now required to buy renewable diesel when making bulk fuel purchases for diesel-powered vehicles and equipment.
“By using green or renewable diesel fuels, the state can further reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions connected to government operations,” said DGS Director Daniel C. Kim. “This directive to state agencies will help us meet the governor’s goals for combating climate change.”
DGS estimates an annual reduction of 49,000 tons of carbon intensity by replacing approximately 7.3 million gallons of conventional diesel with renewable diesel in state operations.
Read the press release.