Jeremy Martin

Senior scientist, Clean Vehicles

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Jeremy Martin is a scientist with expertise in the technology, lifecycle accounting, and water use of biofuels. He is working on policies to help commercialize the next generation of clean biofuels (made from waste and biomass rather than food) that can cut U.S. oil dependence and curb global warming. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry with a minor in chemical engineering. See Jeremy's full bio.

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Biofuel Photo: Oregon Department of Agriculture. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 (Flickr)

Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program Off to a Great Start

Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program (CFP) was initially authorized by the legislature in 2009, with subsequent legislation in 2015 allowing the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to fully implement the program in 2016. The program’s goals are to foster the development of an in-state market for cleaner fuel by requiring that transportation fuels used in Oregon get steadily less-polluting over the next decade. The program completed a very successful first year, but it remains under attack, so it’s a great time to review how the policy is working, and its prospects for the future. Read more >

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Pilsen and Pollution Photo: Señor Codo CC BY-SA 2.0 Flickr

President Trump’s Executive Orders Promise Energy Independence, But Deliver Trouble

President Trump signed an executive order instructing agency heads to take several steps toward “promoting energy independence and economic growth.” Energy independence and economic growth sound like good goals—just like everyone wants health care insurance with better coverage, more competition, and lower premiums. But Trump’s promises cannot be fulfilled through the measures he’s proposing. Read more >

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What’s Congress Doing to our Methane Waste Regulations?

The new Congress is moving to revoke a science-based rule that was three years in the making. Read more >

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The Bioeconomy in a World Without Carbon Pollution

Reaching the climate targets set in Paris will require dramatic action from all sectors of the economy over a period of several decades. Read more >

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How Should Oil Companies Adapt to a Carbon Constrained World?

Last week my colleagues released a report on the failure of major fossil fuel companies to make a clean break from disinformation on climate science and policy, or to plan adequately for a world free of carbon pollution as laid out in the international climate agreement reached in Paris in 2015.  Today I want to focus on oil companies, and consider how they should change the way they extract oil and use it to produce gasoline, diesel, and other fuels and products. Read more >

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