Washington State's Clean Fuel Standard

Now live as of January 1, 2023!

Washington State's Clean Fuel Standard

On January 1, 2023, Washington state joined other forward-thinking states like California and Oregon as they launched the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) program. Washington State’s CFS is administered by the Department of Ecology and aims to curb carbon pollution from the transportation sector by eliminating 4.3 million metric tons of carbon by 2038.

Washington’s new Clean Fuel Standard works similarly to the Oregon and California programs. The CFS will issue credits to fleets of vehicles and equipment that utilize clean fuels, such as electricity, in their operations. These credits are traded on an open market where regulated entities who are producers or importers of high carbon intensity (CI) fuels such as petroleum are mandated to purchase the credits. This gives companies of all sizes, as well as state and local agencies, a new revenue stream. Participating companies can use this revenue to reinvest in electrification, upgrade their operations, fund new sustainability projects and more just for charging their electric vehicles or equipment. Simply put, charge up, get paid.

Clean fuel programs in California and Oregon are already seeing the benefits. Since it began in 2016, Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program (CFP) has been successful in reducing almost 6 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions and displacing over 1 billion gallons of fossil fuels. As of 2021, under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), which was implemented in 2011, California has displaced almost 9.3 billion gallons of petroleum diesel with clean, low-carbon alternatives such as renewable and bio-diesel, renewable natural gas, ethanol, and electricity.

How The Program Works

1 - Use Electric or Hydrogen Vehicles in Your Fleet
Using an EV fleet or planning to upgrade? Clean Fuel Standards offer financial incentives that can help reduce the overall expenses of maintaining and operating your clean fuel-powered fleet, making sustainability a practical and economical choice.
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2 - We Access Your Energy Consumption Data
FuSE tracks your fleet assets and energy consumption by location. If needed, we can help facilitate sub-metering installations for eligible, non-networked chargers.
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Carbon Footprint
3 - We Register, Report, and Monetize Your Credits
FuSE registers our partners in all state systems, manages reporting submissions, data confirmations, and all other government-interaction needed to generate Clean Fuel Standard credits.

We trade your credits on an open market to oil producers and refiners required to purchase them and leverage the best pricing by combining your credits with thousands of other fleets doing the same.
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4 - We Issue Your Incentive
You are issued payments every quarter (in the US) or every year (in Canada). Once registered, FuSE manages the entire process. You will be issued incentive payments to help advance your fleet's sustainability initiatives.
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Eligible Vehicle & Equipment - Off-Road Fleets

Pallet Jacks
Order Pickers
Walkie Riders
Reach Stackers
Yard Trucks

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Eligible Equipment - On-Road and Public Works Vehicles

Class 6-8 Trucks
Electric Buses
DC Fast Charging Stations
Electric Public Works Vehicles
Electric Utility Trucks
Light Duty Vehicles
Heavy Duty Vehicles
Light Rail Systems
eTRUs and Hybrid Refrigeration Units
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