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Clean Transportation Fuel Standard Working Group

Active dates:July 2023-

By August 1, 2023, the commissioners of the Pollution Control Agency, transportation, commerce, and agriculture must convene a Clean Transportation Fuel Standard Working Group to study and address information gaps and opportunities related to a clean transportation fuel standard that requires the aggregate carbon intensity of transportation fuel supplied to Minnesota be reduced to at least 25 percent below the 2018 baseline level by the end of 2030, by 75 percent by the end of 2040, and by 100 percent by the end of 2050.

By February 1, 2024, the working group must submit its findings and recommendations to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation and energy policy.


The 2023 legislature established the Clean Transportation Fuel Standard Working Group to prepare recommendations for implementing a Clean Transportation Standard (CTS), including development of performance-based incentives to reduce carbon pollution from all transportation fuels including gasoline, diesel, biofuels, and electricity. 

The work group met every two to four weeks between July 2023 and January 2024 to discuss modeling outputs and technical analysis of a Minnesota CTS. They also studied and addressed information gaps and opportunities related to a CTS. Please see the two reports linked below for further details. 

The working group expires on January 1, 2025, or upon submission of the report required, whichever is earlier.


Appointments to the working group must include two individuals representing each of the following:

  • renewable fuel producers;
  • renewable natural gas and organic waste interests, including at least one local government that manages organic waste;
  • general farm organizations;
  • agricultural commodity groups;
  • conventional transportation fuel producers and retailers;
  • Tribal governments;
  • environmental science organizations;
  • environmental justice organizations;
  • automotive manufacturers;
  • forestry interests;
  • electric utilities or cooperatives;
  • electric vehicle charging infrastructure companies;
  • aviation interests;
  • water quality interests;
  • a statewide organization of environmental and natural resource organizations;
  • organizations with expertise in renewable energy and low-carbon transportation fuel policy;
  • conservation organizations;
  • organizations representing sustainable agriculture or regenerative biofuels producers;
  • public health interests; and
  • labor unions.
Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Clean Transportation Standard work group submits final report to legislature. MnDOT Newsline, 2/14/2024.
Addendum: Full-length meeting summaries (CTSWG), 2/1/2024.
Charter: Clean Transportation Fuel Standard Work Group, 8/30/2023.
Record last updated: 02/02/2024

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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