What we need

The transportation sector is Minnesota’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and the main contributors are emissions from burning petroleum fuels in cars and trucks. To meet state greenhouse gas emission reduction goals for the transportation sector, Minnesota needs a policy framework to ensure we meet our climate goals.

A clean transportation standard (also known as a clean fuel standard or low carbon fuel standard) is the right policy for getting Minnesota on track to meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals in the transportation sector.

We’re choosing to act.

A clean transportation standard bill has been brought before the Minnesota Legislature in 2023. A Clean Transportation Standard would create incentives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector. It improves air quality in every Minnesota county. It supports the deployment of alternative fuels, including electricity, biofuels, and hydrogen. It increases access to cleaner fuels often at a lower cost for households.  And it creates opportunities for economic development and job growth across our state. 

A clean transportation standard will allow Minnesota to reduce emissions in the transportation sector in a way that supports the way we live, whether we live in the inner core of the Twin Cities or in Greater Minnesota.

We’re choosing to act on Minnesota’s behalf. We ask you to join us.

“Transportation is the biggest source of global warming pollution, and the Clean Transportation Standard is a proven policy to get the emissions reductions Minnesota needs. The legislation will accelerate electrification, cut pollution from fuel production, and build on the 100 Percent Clean Energy bill to move Minnesota to a cleaner future.”

— Jeremy Martin, senior scientist and director of fuels policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists

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