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7.14.2006

Portland Becomes First City to Adopt Renewable Fuel Standard

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On July 5, 2006, the City of Portland, Oregon, took an aggressive step towards energy independence by passing a ordinance requiring all diesel sold after June 30, 2007, within the City of Portland to contain a minimum blend of 5 percent biodiesel, commonly referred to as “B5,” and all gasoline sold after June 30, 2007, within the City of Portland to contain a minimum blend of 10 percent ethanol, commonly referred to as “E10.” While Minnesota and Washington both have state laws requiring fuels sold in those states to contain a minimum percentage of renewable fuels, Portland is the first city to have a renewable fuel standard. It is expected that the Oregon legislature will pass renewable fuel standards state-wide in 2007. View full article (PDF).