CA Lawmakers Pass AB 1322, Meeting Governor Newsom’s Challenge to Aggressively Reduce Climate Emissions by Leading the Nation on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

AB 1322 (Rivas) requires the California Air Resources Board to develop an incentives-based plan to promote the use of sustainable aviation fuel and other alternatives to jet fuel to reduce the impact of commercial aviation on climate change

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(SACRAMENTO, CA) Following the Legislature’s final passage of AB 1322 (R. Rivas) today, Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) and the Coalition for Clean Air released the following statement as the bill heads to the Governor’s desk:

Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Salinas):

“Building a clean energy economy takes building blocks like sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). SAF is 80 percent cleaner than traditional jet fuel, making it a vital tool to achieving California’s goal for a net-zero emission economy by 2045. AB 1322 rises to meet Governor Newsom’s challenge to the Legislature to act more aggressively on climate issues. For decades, California’s policies have moved markets by incubating new technologies that change the world and propel our fight against climate change. Clean solar and wind power are now the least expensive forms of new energy because of California. Now, we must step up and lead the world to reduce the climate impacts from aviation. Today’s vote brings us one enormous step closer to solidifying our leadership in the SAF revolution.”

Bill Magavern, Policy Director, Coalition for Clean Air:

“Aviation is a growing source of emissions that cause air pollution and climate change. Therefore, we need to maximize the use of solutions like sustainable aviation fuel. Assemblymember Rivas’ AB 1322 maps the route for California to develop and implement a strategy for reaching a 20% sustainable aviation fuel target by 2030.”


Link to fact sheet on AB 1322 can be found here.

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