Do alternative fuels work in our vehicles as well as regular fossil fuels?

Yes, electricity and biofuels work just as well as conventional gas or diesel vehicles.

For example, renewable diesel can replace conventional diesel up to 100% in light- to heavy-duty diesel vehicles. Biodiesel is frequently blended with conventional diesel usually up to 20%. Many public and private fleets currently utilize alternative fuels in our region, including Waste Management Northwest, Recology Cleanscapes, King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, Kitsap County, the City of Tacoma, the City of Everett, the City of Seattle, and the Washington Department of Transportation to name a few.  

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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?