Jeremy Martin

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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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5 Reasons Clean Fuel Standards are the Secret Key to Decarbonizing Transportation

Clean Fuel Standards are enjoying something of a resurgence, with states from coast to coast (including Washington, Nevada, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois and New York) considering joining California and Oregon in adopting this proven model to support transportation decarbonization. Washington, DC is also taking notice. Read more >

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California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Accelerating Transportation Electrification

Last month California electric utilities launched the California Clean Fuel Rewards Program, a statewide point-of-sale electric vehicle rebate program worth up to $1,500 per vehicle (depending upon battery size). This program is funded by credits from California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), which are quickly becoming a major source of support for transportation electrification, complementing other state climate and clean air programs. Incentives are good way to accelerate the electric vehicle (EV) market, especially rebates available at the time of purchase. These incentives are different than past state and local efforts because they are funded by producers of carbon-intensive fuels.

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Five Things You Should Know About Lyft and Uber’s Climate Impacts (and what you can do)

Ride hailing services like Lyft and Uber have been changing the way people get around. My colleagues and I just released a short report analyzing the climate pollution associated with these services and making recommendations to ensure they help improve our transportation choices without increasing pollution and congestion. You should read the whole report, but to whet your appetite, here are 5 key findings. Read more >

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Five Reasons Midwestern States Need a Clean Fuel Standard

This week I joined the Great Plains Institute, the American Coalition for Ethanol and many other stakeholders in calling for Midwestern states to adopt clean fuel standards to cut transportation emissions by moving away from carbon intensive gasoline and diesel fuels toward cleaner transportation fuels, including electricity and low carbon biofuels. Clean fuel standards are already in place in California, Oregon and British Columbia. and several other states and jurisdictions are actively considering implementing similar measures.

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Washington State Tackles Transportation Emissions

The climate crisis demands an immediate response on multiple fronts, and while in Washington DC the Trump administration is attempting to reverse the progress of the last administration, in Washington state legislators are tackling the challenge head on.

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