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Alan Lloyd, statement on U.S. CAFE/GHG standards, 24 January 2012

Alan Lloyd, statement on U.S. CAFE/GHG standards, 24 January 2012

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ICCT president Alan Lloyd's testimony at the EPA/NHTSA hearing on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for 2017–2025 vehicle CAFE and GHG standards, San Francisco, 24 January 2012.
ICCT president Alan Lloyd's testimony at the EPA/NHTSA hearing on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for 2017–2025 vehicle CAFE and GHG standards, San Francisco, 24 January 2012.

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ICCTStatementattheJanuary24,2012HearingonEPA/NHTSANPRMon2017-25VehicleCAFE/GHGStandards
INTRODUCTIONMynameisAlanLloydandIamPresidentoftheInternationalCouncilonCleanTransportation(ICCT).Previously,IwasSecretaryoftheCaliforniaEnvironmentalProtectionAgencyandChairmanoftheCaliforniaAirResourcesBoard(CARB).IamhappytopresentcommentsontheproposedvehiclestandardsonbehalfoftheICCT,andthesewillcomplementthecommentspresentedlastweekbymycolleague,JohnGerman,SeniorFellowandProgramDirectorattheICCT.Asyouknow,theICCThasbroadexpertiseinallareasoftransportationandfuelsandourprimarymissionistoprovidetechnicalinformationtosupportregulatoryagenciesworldwideinimprovingairqualityandreducinggreenhousegasemissions.Mytestimonywillfocusontwoareas;Iwillalsocommentbrieflyontherecognitionforelectricdrivevehicles.Thefirstistoprovidemyperspectiveontheexcellentmannerinwhichyouhavemovedfromthe2012–16ruletothecurrentproposed2017–25rule.Secondly,Iwillprovidecommentsonthecostestimatesthatareincludedintheproposedrule,sincecostsareoftenanissueraisedbytheregulatedcommunity.AsapreviousChairoftheCaliforniaAirResourcesBoard,IfeelIcanprovidesomehistoricalcontextaboutthislineofdebate.FROMA.B.1493TOTHEPROPOSEDRULEMylastactasChairmanoftheCaliforniaAirResourcesBoardwastopresideoverthe2004boardmeetingtoadopttheregulationrequiredbyAB1493.Thishistoricregulationandlegislationwasmadepossiblebythevision,fortitude,andcommitmenttotheenvironmentbyStateSenatorFranPavley,togetherwiththesupportofGovernorDavisandGovernorSchwarzenegger.Atthenationallevel,you,workingtogetherwiththeCaliforniaAirResourcesBoardandtheautomobilemanufacturers,thenpassedtherulerequiringfleetwidereductionsingreenhousegasesforthe2012-16timeframe.ThiswasanexcellentexampleoftheprovisionsoftheCleanAirActinaction--theregulationtocontrolgreenhousegasesfromvehicleswaspassedinCalifornia,adoptedbytheSection177statesandsubsequently,atthenationallevel.ThiscooperationshowstheCalifornia/EPArelationshipworkingexactlyasplannedintheCleanAirActandthisiscontinuingtodayintheproposedrulemakingtolimitgreenhousegasesinthe2017to2025timeframe.IwanttocongratulateyouandthestaffoftheEPA,aswellasoftheCaliforniaAirResourcesBoardandtheNationalHighwayTrafficSafetyAdministration,forbuildingontheearlierruleandaggressivelysettingthestagesothattheU.S.cannotonlycatchup,butsurpassothercountriesintheworldinthedesiretoimprovefueleconomy,reducegreenhousegases,andreducedependenceonfossilfuels.Ialsoapplaudfederalpolicyinidentifyingthepositiveroleofelectricvehiclesasacriticaltechnologytoaddressurbanandgreenhousegaspollution,fueleconomyandreduceddependenceonfossilfuels.Electricdrivetechnologiesareinherentlycleanwithzerotailpipeemissions,andcoupledwithrenewables,theyarecapableofzerowell-to-wheelsemissionsandwillbenecessarytoreach2050greenhousegasreductiontargetsofover80%.Asweoftenhearfromtheautomobilemanufacturersandwithmerit,theyneedconsistentlong-termsignalssothattheycanplanforinvestmentinongoingtechnologydevelopment.Withthisrule,youhaveprovidedexactlytheemissionreductiontrajectorythatthemanufacturerswillneedtofollow,allowingthemtoinvesttheirresourcesinthetechnologiesthatwillpermitthemtoreachthesetargets.

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