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CARB Newsclips for August 9, 2017. This is a service of the California Air Resources Board’s Office of Communications. You may need to sign in or register with individual websites to view some of the following news articles. CARB BUSINESS The Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) will conduct a public hearing at the time and place noted below to consider approving for adoption the proposed amendments to California Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Catalytic Converters. DATE: September 28, 2017 TIME: 9:00 A.M. LOCATION: California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board Byron Sher Auditorium 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814 Electronic submittal: http://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm/bclist.php _________________________________________________________________ The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites you to participate in a public workshop to begin discussing concepts for minimizing community health impacts from seaports, railyards, and warehouses/distribution centers. Workshops will be held at the locations and dates shown below. Both workshops will follow the same format and present the same material. LOS ANGELES Tuesday, August 29, 2017, (1:00 – 3:00 pm) Junipero Serra Building 320 West 4th Street, Los Angeles, California 90013 SACRAMENTO (also webcast) Wednesday, September 6, 2017, (1:00 – 3:00 pm) California Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters, Sierra Hearing Room 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 For more information on this workshop, please see the meeting notice at: https://www.arb.ca.gov/gmp/sfti/FreightFacility.htm ______________________________ Northern California Truck Owners and Operators -- You’re invited to attend a One-Stop Truck event in Santa Rosa on Wednesday, August 30. At this event, you’ll be able to get help with all of your CARB compliance questions, get up-to-date info on truck rules, learn about financial incentives to help purchase new trucks, visit with vendors, and check out the latest clean trucks. Here's what you will find at this One-Stop event: • One-on-one compliance assistance (Asistencia en español disponible) • Enforcement inspection demo • Truck and bus and off-road regulation overview • New technology options for compliance • Funding options for on-road trucks • CHP Inspection update • Industry vendors & local agency booths • Clean vehicle/technology displays For more information and to sign up to attend, please visit our One Stop Truck Event webpage: www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/truckstop/azregs/onestop.htm or call the Diesel Hotline at 866-634-3735 CAP AND TRADE Cap-and-trade extension included fire fee repeal. The bill to extend California’s cap-and-trade program through 2030, which was signed recently by Gov. Jerry Brown, included the repeal of a controversial fee charged to rural landowners for fire protection. The cap-and-trade reauthorization bill Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed also did away with a controversial fee charged for state fire protection, pleasing ranchers and other rural landowners. http://www.capitalpress.com/California/20170808/cap-and-trade-extension-included-fire-fee-repeal AIR POLLUTION LA air regulators say cool roofs may increase air pollution. A popular solution to combat the urban heat island effect may have an unforeseen consequence: increasing air pollution. “Cool roofs” are required on most new non-residential buildings in California, and cities like Pasadena and Los Angeles have cool-roof ordinances that go even further. Cool roofs work by bouncing solar radiation… http://www.scpr.org/news/2017/08/09/74479/la-air-regulators-say-cool-roofs-may-increase-air/ Air Pollution Advisory Extended Until Friday. An air pollution advisory for Portland has been extended until noon Friday as haze from Northwest wildfires remains in the region. An air pollution advisory for Portland has been extended until noon Friday as haze from Northwest wildfires remains in the region. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/washington/articles/2017-08-09/air-pollution-advisory-extended-until-friday L.A. to make sure air filters are being installed in homes near freeways. Mayor Eric Garcetti has ordered Los Angeles building inspectors to begin tracking whether required air filtration systems are being installed in new homes near freeways, officials said Tuesday. The Department of Building and Safety will add a “check box” to its inspection forms to ensure dwellings are equipped with the proper-strength filters to protect residents from traffic pollution… http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-freeway-pollution-filters-20170808-story.html Smart city: Leeds to trial tech that switches engines to electric when air pollution spikes. The government's controversial air quality plan argued that cities should not introduce new charges for diesel vehicles until innovative alternative approaches to tackle air pollution had been tired first. But could that condition soon lead to UK cities embracing cutting-edge smart technologies and hybrid-electric vehicles… https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3015315/smart-city-leeds-to-trial-tech-that-switches-engines-to-electric-when-air-pollution-spikes How poor air quality can mask global warming's effects: Airborne pollutants dim sunlight at Earth's surface by reflecting it back into space. Poor air quality can mask increasing temperatures caused by climate change, researchers have found. During the 20th century, temperatures rose by almost 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.5 degrees Celsius) everywhere in the US - except for the Southeast, where temperatures actually decreased slightly until the 1980's. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4775450/How-poor-air-quality-mask-global-warming-s-effecf.html#ixzz4pHR1FrIh Fremont-area residents worry about air pollution from planned Costco plant. More than a dozen Fremont-area residents raised concerns Tuesday that Costco’s planned chicken processing plant could hurt air quality in their community. Evelyn McKnight of rural Fremont was one of several who asked the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality to postpone issuing a construction permit. http://www.omaha.com/money/fremont-area-residents-worry-about-air-pollution-from-planned-costco/article_34278cb0-474d-5d64-ab07-f2ccdf5ef647.html Utilities cite EPA sluggishness, seek delay in CSAPR filings. A slow-moving raft of legal challenges to U.S. EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule update would be delayed another four months under a motion filed yesterday with a federal appeals court by a host of power producers and trade groups. The motion seeks to push back the deadline for opening briefs, currently due by Aug. 21, until mid-December… https://www.eenews.net/greenwire/2017/08/08/stories/1060058524 CLIMATE CHANGE Federal scientists leak sweeping climate change draft in clash with Trump administration. Environmental resistance inside the Trump administration hit new heights this week as a group of federal scientists leaked a draft of a sweeping climate change report to the press, pushing the study out into the bloodstream before their superiors had the chance to alter or approve it. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/8/epa-scientists-leak-climate-change-draft-in-clash-/ Climate Report Could Force Trump to Choose Between Science and His Base. The impending release of a key government report on climate change will force President Trump to choose between accepting the conclusions of his administration’s scientists and the demands of his conservative supporters, who remain deeply unconvinced that humans are the cause of the planet’s warming. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/us/politics/climate-trump-scientists-supporters.html Federal report sees human-caused changes to California’s climate. The changes to California’s climate since 1980 — higher temperatures, with more extreme swings between droughts and floods — are caused directly by human activity and will accelerate rapidly unless greenhouse gas emissions are cut sharply, according to a new federal climate report that is awaiting action by the Trump administration. http://www.sfchronicle.com/science/article/Federal-report-sees-human-caused-changes-to-11743368.php Pruitt climate science challenge splits conservative allies. EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s attacks on mainstream climate science are causing discomfort in a surprising corner — among many of the conservative and industry groups that have cheered his efforts to dismantle Barack Obama’s environmental regulations. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/09/pruitt-climate-science-challenge-splits-conservative-allies-241426 ‘Spongy’ Soil Can Help Farmers Combat Climate Change. Droughts are expected to worsen and intense storms to become more frequent across much of the country in coming decades as the planet warms, but their impact on agriculture could be blunted if American farmers focus on their roots. A new study, released Wednesday, examines the benefits of cover cropping—planting soil-enriching plants between crop cycles. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/08092017/climate-change-agriculture-farm-soil-soybeans-cover-crop-water-drought NASA reports new Study looks at Poor Air Quality and its effects on masking Global Warming. During the 20th century, the average temperature of the continental United States rose by almost 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.5 degree Celsius) — everywhere, that is, except in the Southeast. There, until the 1980s, the temperature actually decreased slightly. http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/2017/08/08/nasa-reports-new-study-looks-poor-air-quality-effects-masking-global-warming/ Norway Inks Agreement with California to Cooperate on Zero Emission Goals. The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) says Norway's climate and environmental minister Vidar Helgesen, during an official visit to California last week, signed an agreement with the U.S. state in support of cooperation toward zero emission goals. "The deal with California provides opportunities for Norway. https://shipandbunker.com/news/world/365154-norway-inks-agreement-with-california-to-cooperate-on-zero-emission-goals http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/226913/norway-joins-forces-with-usa-on-zero-emissions/ FUELS Nevada plant will turn garbage into jet, diesel fuel. The state Board of Finance today approved issuing $140 million in bonds to help build a plant at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center that plans to turn garbage into jet and diesel fuel. Fulcrum Sierra BioFuels will build and run the facility with a total cost estimated at $340 million. It will take trash from a nearby landfill, refine it into sludge and ship it to California for final processing. https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/aug/08/nevada-plant-will-turn-garbage-into-jet-diesel-fue/ VEHICLE As Tesla ramps up Model 3 deliveries, California mulls giving electric car owners larger rebates. California lawmakers are considering a bill that would devote $3 billion to clean car incentives, including bigger rebates for consumer that buy electric cars or plug-in hybrids. The bill, which is being sponsored by Assemblyman Phil Ting(D-San Francisco) and has already passed the California Assembly… https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2017/08/09/california-electric-car-rebates-tesla-model-3.html Tesla's 'alien mothership' kept out of reach for debut lenders. Elon Musk calls Tesla’s mammoth battery factory in Nevada an “alien mothership.” For the carmaker’s newest lenders, the plant might as well be in outer space. The billionaire coined that moniker for Tesla Inc.’s Gigafactory 1 as he waxed poetic about his company’s future on a Monday call with would-be bond buyers. http://www.autonews.com/article/20170809/OEM/170809708/teslas-alien-mothership-kept-out-of-reach-for-debut-lenders Faraday Future gets $14 million; factory moved to CA from Vegas. Electric-car maker Faraday Future has received an emergency injection of $14 million to move its FF 91 luxury electric car closer to market. The rescue funds come in the form of a loan from Innovatus Capital Partners, after Faraday Future pledged its California-based headquarters as collateral. http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1111980_faraday-future-gets-14-million-factory-moved-to-ca-from-vegas Electric car startup Faraday Future has lost yet another executive. The Verge is reporting that Alan Cherry, its vice president of human resources, is leaving the firm. In a statement, a company spokesperson told the publication that Cherry will be leaving the auto industry: "We can confirm that he will be starting a new role at a non-automotive industry startup ... Alan has been instrumental in building out Faraday Future’s talent pool to more than 1,000 employees. http://www.businessinsider.com/faraday-future-hr-vp-alan-cherry-quits-electric-car-2017-8 European Union Says No To Electric Car Quotas. The European Union doesn’t intend to follow in China’s footsteps by introducing a minimum quota for all-electric or plug-in hybrid car sales…or at least that is what they are saying publicly at this moment. Currently in the EU there are only general emission requirements that are designed to nudge (when testing is applied correctly anyway) manufacturers into selling... http://insideevs.com/european-union-says-no-to-electric-car-quotas/ GREEN ENERGY Eclipse Will Give Us a Glimpse of the Future of Natural Gas. Natural gas is about to get a glimpse of its future role in the U.S. power mix as solar energy’s backup. During the upcoming Aug. 21 eclipse, operators of giant solar fields from California to the Carolinas will rely on power from fast-start natural gas generators as well as hydroelectric plants and other sources to fill the gaps as the sky darkens. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-09/in-eclipse-natural-gas-sees-its-future-as-solar-s-backstop Target Will Buy 100MW of Wind Energy to Power 150 Stores. Target Corp. agreed to buy 100 megawatts of output from an Infinity Renewables wind project in Kansas. Power from the 474-megawatt Solomon Forks wind facility will help offset the energy used at 150 Target stores in the area, Santa Barbara, California-based Infinity said in an emailed statement Wednesday. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-09/target-to-buy-100mw-of-wind-energy-that-can-power-150-stores Ohio among country's top states for distributed, on-site wind power. Ohio is among the country’s top states for distributed wind energy, according to a new report by a federal agency run by Battelle Memorial Institute. The state has the sixth-highest wind capacity in distributed applications – that is, small-scale wind turbines installed at a business or home, which is increasingly used to help power businesses. https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2017/08/09/ohio-among-countrys-top-states-for-distributed-on.html Energy storage gets ready for its close-up. Energy storage technology keeps making strides, even though it’s still unclear just how dramatically it will change the grid. For the more than 2,000 storage devotees who have descended on the San Diego Convention Center for the Energy Storage North America conference, though, the future is now. The conference’s expo floor is sold out, with 80 exhibitors and entrepreneurs joining energy executives… http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/ 3M partnership will use drones for wind turbine maintenance. To reduce wind turbine downtime that can affect annual energy production, 3M has announced an agreement with Camp Six Labs to apply 3M products to wind turbine blades using soon-to-be-developed robotic applicators. Doing maintenance and inspections on wind turbines 400-feet tall can be dangerous work. http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/technology/3m-partnership-will-use-drones-for-wind-turbine-maintenance/article/499608#ixzz4pHhDojY3 South Florida makes energy history with new rule requiring solar panel installation. Starting in 2015, Miami-based environmental activist Delaney Reynolds began asking dozens of public officials across South Florida to consider working with her to create a law that would change the way new homes are constructed – and “help change the world for the better.” http://communitynewspapers.com/doral-tribune/south-florida-makes-energy-history-with-new-rule-requiring-solar-panel-installation/ Energy speaker champions natural gas. Vaclav Smil isn’t convinced nuclear technology is the key to our energy future. “If there will be a beautiful, working, pocket-sized reactor, I’ll install it in my basement tomorrow … But lay of the land hasn’t been encouraging to say the least,” Smil said Tuesday in reference to a handful of nuclear-related plans and plants that folded in recent years. http://www.postregister.com/articles/featured-news-daily-email/2017/08/08/energy-speaker-champions-natural-gas MISCELLANEOUS From spectacular vistas to the pits: A decades-long public land battle continues in the California desert. Just beyond the southeast corner of Joshua Tree National Park, rows of boarded-up houses, gouged mountainsides and concrete ruins are an ugly reminder of the never-ending battle over the West’s public lands. This scarred piece of California desert is what’s left of one of the country’s largest open-pit mining operations and the little company town that Kaiser Steel Corp. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-eagle-mountain-20170807-htmlstory.html ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE Greenlining Says New VW Diesel Plan a Step Forward for Disadvantaged Communities. The Greenlining Institute is supporting the California Air Resources Board’s approval of a clean vehicle investment plan stemming from a settlement to address the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. Greenlining has been critical of the plan, as it falls short of prioritizing meaningful investment… http://www.oaklandpost.org/2017/08/08/49550/ OPINIONS 100 percent renewables -- for a healthful California. If we want a healthy California, it’s time to embrace a 100 percent renewable energy future. Senate Bill 100 — which will be up for a vote in the state legislature shortly after the summer recess — would do just that. Climate change is the greatest health challenge of this century, according to the Lancet Commission it is a medical emergency. http://napavalleyregister.com/opinion/letters/percent-renewables----for-a-healthful-california/article_c47a25ea-b91e-593e-9c5c-3e368b094ef0.html California's Smart Approach to Climate Change. The Golden State's evolving policy sets a good example for the rest of the U.S. California’s decision last month to extend its cap and trade program truly was, as Governor Jerry Brown said, a “milestone” in the fight against climate change, and all the more welcome for coming in the wake of the Trump administration’s misguided decision to withdraw from the Paris accord. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-08-08/california-s-smart-approach-to-climate-change Extending Cap and Trade in California. To the Editor: Re “California Leads, Again, on Climate” (editorial, July 24): While California’s extension of its cap-and-trade program will serve to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stimulate a shift to cleaner fuels, this approach is not sustainable in the long term. Levying a tariff for the right to pollute is not a mitigation strategy, nor is burning cleaner fuels. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/07/opinion/extending-cap-and-trade-in-california.html?ref=todayspaper Jerry Brown talks a green game. So why isn't California tougher on these polluters? Do regulators in California have your back when utilities or industries run amok, or when there’s a threat to public health in your neighborhood? We’d all like to think so, but there’s a long history of coziness between regulators, industry titans and politicians. So you’d have to be a hopeless optimist, or a very trusting soul. http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-lopez-exide-aliso-08092017-story.html California should phase out gas-powered cars. California is a global environmental leader, but it’s falling behind in one key respect: phasing out gasoline cars. Germany, India, Norway and the Netherlands are moving to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by or before 2030, and France and the United Kingdom by 2040. Here’s why California should join that list. It would… http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/California-should-phase-out-gas-powered-cars-11743326.php Why California lawmakers did the right thing with cap and trade. Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of legislation last month to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program advances the clean economy that has bolstered much of the East Bay since the Great Recession and will sustain key investments in transit and smart planning for the next 13 years. The current cap-and-trade program will sunset on Dec. 31, 2020. https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2017/08/08/cap-and-trade-california-legislature-opinion.html How climate change became a question of faith. Every four years, the nation’s scientists from myriad federal agencies come together to release a comprehensive report synthesizing the current state of climate science. It’s become a routine affair, with a predictable process involving extensive analysis of studies, numerous drafts, and eventual approval from the White House before… https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2017/0808/How-climate-change-became-a-question-of-faith U.S. can't ignore climate change science: Editorial. In all the sound and fury that is President Donald Trump's White House, Delawareans should not lose track of the issues that really matter. One is global climate change. No state should be more anxious to see the federal government fight sea level rise than small, low-lying Delaware. The alarm bells are clanging again with news of a draft report… http://www.delawareonline.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/08/09/u-s-cant-ignore-climate-change-science-editorial/550112001/ How much will Ontario suffer for handcuffing carbon prices to the California gorilla? On climate change policy, Ontario is about to shackle itself to California. And as with those old jailhouse chain-gang films, the province will soon find itself a prisoner to the whims and designs of a much larger and more powerful partner. Ontario residents could — once again — end up paying more for energy than anticipated. http://www.nationalpost.com/much+will+ontario+suffer+handcuffing+carbon+prices+california+gorilla/14123369/story.html BLOGS Shell Canada launches methane technology pilot, and its timing is perfect. This week, oil and gas giant Shell announced the launch of a technology pilot at one of its shale gas facilities in Canada that will continuously monitor methane levels and provide real-time leak detection to facility operators. This is a big deal and shows what can happen when companies, environmental groups and innovators work together to find solutions. http://blogs.edf.org/energyexchange/2017/08/09/shell-canada-launches-methane-technology-pilot-and-its-timing-is-perfect/ http://business.edf.org/blog/2017/08/09/shell-becomes-latest-oil-and-gas-company-to-test-smart-methane-sensors/ Midwest ‘Flash Drought’ Warns El Niño May Hammer West Coast. The “flash drought” in the upper plains states, and rising temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific, are warnings that another El Niño is forming that could slam the West Coast this winter with heavy rainfall, widespread flooding and infrastructure failure risks. http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/08/09/mid-west-flash-drought-warns-el-nino-may-hammer-west-coast/ Greater Powers to Enforce Waste Laws for CalRecycle in California. California's Governor Brown has signed into law AB 1572, which gives CalRecycle greater flexibility in enforcing waste laws. In California Governor Brown has signed into law AB 1572, which gives the California Department of Resources and Recycling Recovery (CalRecycle) greater flexibility in enforcing waste laws. https://waste-management-world.com/a/greater-powers-to-enforce-waste-laws-for-calrecycle-in-california Swing Voters in California Climate Deal Among Top Oil Money Recipients. California Assembly members considered swing votes on legislation to reduce carbon emissions by charging polluters were among the top recipients of donations from oil companies, an analysis of campaign finance filings shows. Records show oil companies in the Western States Petroleum Association… http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2017/08/09/460704.htm California Considers Bigger Rebates for Electric Cars. It’s the same approach California used 10 years ago to kick-start sales of rooftop solar arrays with rebates. California has far more electric cars and plug-in hybrids plying its roads than any other state — about 300,000 so far. But they’re still just a tiny fraction of auto sales. Now, legislation in Sacramento is designed to juice the market… http://www.govtech.com/fs/California-Considers-Bigger-Rebates-for-Electric-Cars.html The Coming Solar Eclipse Is a Big Moment for Natural Gas. Natural gas is about to get a glimpse of its future role in the U.S. power mix as solar energy’s backup. During the upcoming Aug. 21 eclipse, operators of giant solar fields from California to the Carolinas will rely on power from fast-start natural gas generators as well as hydroelectric plants and other sources to fill the gaps as the sky darkens. http://fortune.com/2017/08/09/total-solar-eclipse-natural-gas/ Polluted lake to algae biofuel source. Scientists from Sandia National Laboratories are working to see if one of California’s most polluted lakes can be turned into a profitable source of algae biofuel. The 350-square-mile Salton Sea in Southern California has elevated levels of nitrogen and phosphorus due to agricultural runoff. Algae thrives in these conditions, something which causes a host of environmental problems. http://biofuels-news.com/display_news/12726/polluted_lake_to_algae_biofuel_source/ California’s New ‘Cap-and-Trade’ Scheme to Cut Emissions. Last month, California’s politicians agreed a new cap-and-trade bill to help curb the state’s emissions. This week, Governor Jerry Brown signed it into law, representing a major step forward in the state’s effort to combat climate change. “Cap and trade” requires large emitters such as power plants, refineries and factories to buy permits… http://www.resilience.org/stories/2017-08-08/californias-new-cap-and-trade-scheme/ Can Poor Air Quality Mask Global Warming's Effects? There, until the 1980s, the temperature actually decreased slightly. Climate scientists dubbed this peculiar phenomenon the "warming hole," and it was the cause of much speculation. But beginning in the 1990s, temperatures in the Southeast began to warm again, and in the early years of the 21st century this warming has accelerated. http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/52115 The Asian Cities Battling The Worst Air Pollution Are Doing The Most To Combat It. In many Asian cities, a generation of children is growing up that rarely sees blue skies. Air pollution penetrates their lungs and stings their eyes -- but they must keep breathing it in. It is one of the most pernicious threats to health precisely because it is so pervasive. https://www.forbes.com/sites/insideasia/2017/08/09/the-asian-cities-battling-the-worst-air-pollution-are-doing-the-most-to-combat-it/#53d352a22a90 Climate change is disrupting the birds and the bees. We all know that climate change will cause more extreme weather and rising seas. But it is also having an unexpected effect on sex. Our changing climate seems set to disrupt just about everything. From rising sea levels to ocean acidification, the list of negative consequences from climate change is endless. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170808-climate-change-is-disrupting-the-birds-and-the-bees Here’s how you attract $2 billion of investment into a 9,000-person county. Nearly 40 years ago, something amazing happened in the California desert. American ingenuity turned mountain pass breezes into large amounts of electricity, and grid-scale wind energy as we know it was born. That has made a world of difference in rural America, without changing lifestyles that rely on the land. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/heres-how-you-attract-2-billion-of-investment-into_us_598b07bae4b030f0e267c8c7 There's No Point To Carbon Pricing If It Doesn't Make Renewable Energy Cheaper. Climate change is already costing Canadians money, and it will cost us more. Pricing carbon is about much more than getting people to drive less. It is also about generating the money we need to accelerate the process of getting our economy off fossil fuels and onto renewables. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/alana-lajoie-o-malley/theres-no-point-to-carbon-pricing-if-it-doesnt-make-renewable_a_23065647/ How’s that? Cellulosic fuels now worth $4.98/gallon, up 15% in 2 mos. The value of cellulosic fuels has reached $4.98 per gallon in the California market. That’s real-world, today, including the energy and the low-carbon attributes, and not based on speculation. The value has risen 65 cents, or 15.1 percent in the past 56 days — and is up $1.24 per gallon, or 33.1 percent, in the past 19 months. http://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2017/08/08/value-boom-cellulosic-fuels-now-worth-4-98gallon-up-15-in-2-mos/