What is carbon intensity?

Carbon intensity is the total amount of carbon dioxide (or equivalent) generated from a type of fuel. It includes the complete lifecycle of the fuel pathway (often called “wells to wheels”) from production to transportation to consumption. Carbon intensity is used to measure and compare different fuels’ impact on climate change, and set targets for reductions.

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1. What is carbon intensity?
2. Will a Clean Fuel Standard really make a difference for climate change? Aren't there other ways to fight climate change?
3. Shouldn't Washington State do this?
4. Are there enough clean fuels available for a Clean Fuel Standard to work?
5. Will gasoline and diesel prices increase with a Clean Fuel Standard?
6. Have fossil fuel costs increased in states that already have a Clean Fuel Standard?
7. The state already collects a tax on fossil fuel. Why should there be more?
8. Will a Clean Fuel Standard improve air quality?
9. Do alternative fuels work in our vehicles as well as regular fossil fuels?
10. What is the carbon footprint of electric cars?
11. Is it more expensive to drive an electric vehicle?
12. Is it difficult to charge an electric vehicle?
13. How would this impact neighboring counties?
14. Are airplanes, trains, and ships included in the Clean Fuel Standard?