Clean Energy Renewable Fuels Settlement
Clean Energy Renewable Fuels Settles For $100,000
In December 2019, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Clean Energy Renewable Fuels (Clean Energy), of Newport Beach, California, reached a settlement agreement, whereby Clean Energy agreed to pay $100,000 in addition to undertaking a mitigation project that will deploy twenty heavy-duty trucks powered by Low-NOx CNG engines in California ports or air districts that are in non-attainment. CARB’s Enforcement staff, as part of a routine onsite audit, discovered a previously undisclosed fuel source in violation of the pathway requirements specified in section 95480 et seq. of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Regulation. From the third quarter of 2012 through the second quarter of 2017, Clean Energy misreported quarterly LCFS fuel transaction reports using a certified LCFS fuel pathway that deviated from the actual fuel production process reported.
Clean Energy has fully cooperated with CARB in this matter and has retired 109,226 credits erroneously generated. Clean Energy is now in compliance with the LCFS Regulation.