Extreme Carbon Makeover: Clean Fuels and the Next Generation of LCFS Policies 

Feb 7, 10:45 AM — 12:00 PM CST

It’s hard to believe that California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard turns 13 years old in 2024 – groundbreaking policies grow up so fast! Oregon’s Clean Fuels Policy also celebrates its seventh anniversary of implementation, with both policies hailed as wildly successful at reducing net greenhouse gases in transportation fuel. As other states follow their lead into Extreme CI Reduction, all eyes are now on “LCFS 2.0,” when states explore new concepts for the next generation of low-carbon fuel policies. What are the challenges and opportunities for clean fuels during what is sure to be another seismic shift in the low-carbon fuel movement? 


Floyd Vergara

Low Carbon Fuel Policy Architect, Dir. of State Governmental Affairs (Ret.)
Clean Fuels

Floyd Vergara recently retired as Director of State Governmental Affairs for Clean Fuels Alliance America. He has an accomplished career in the clean fuels industry spanning nearly four decades, ending his career as the manager of the Clean Fuels West Coast office in Sacramento, California, and leading the team responsible for the organization’s government affairs in all 50 states.

Prior to joining Clean Fuels in 2019, Vergara served as Chief and Assistant Chief in the Industrial Strategies Division and Research Division at the California Air Resources Board (CARB). During his career at CARB, he oversaw key climate change and air quality programs, including the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). He continued that decarbonization strategy with Clean Fuels. Throughout Vergara’s tenure, the state affairs team helped establish and strengthen policies such as California’s LCFS, Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program and Washington’s new Clean Fuels Standard.

Under Vergara’s direction, Trinity Consultants conducted a landmark Health Benefits Study. The research quantified health impacts associated with switching to B100, or 100% biodiesel, from petroleum diesel and confirmed what our industry has known for years – biodiesel has proven positive health benefits.

Cory-Ann Wind

Director of State Regulatory Affairs
Clean Fuels

Cory-Ann Wind is the visionary leader behind Oregon’s groundbreaking Clean Fuel Program and has spent three decades at the forefront of environmental progress on the West Coast. She recently assumed a new role as the director of state regulatory affairs for Clean Fuels Alliance America (beginning Jan. 8, 2024), with a primary focus on the West Coast.

Most recently, Wind served as the Clean Fuels Program Manager for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. In this role, she was responsible for developing and implementing Oregon’s Clean Fuel Program, which requires transportation fuel providers to reduce the carbon intensity of their fuels over time. The program has been credited with driving reductions in Oregon’s transportation emissions since its implementation in 2016.

Doug Hooper

Director, Policy & Regulation
Advanced Biofuels Canada

Doug Hooper is the Director, Policy and Regulation, for Advanced Biofuels Canada. Since 2005, Doug has helped lead the development of Canada’s advanced biofuels sector. Doug has worked directly on all key federal/provincial energy and climate action policies in Canada, including renewable and low carbon fuel regulations, carbon pricing, and fiscal policies to build biofuel production capacity and expand clean fuel use.


Jeffrey Earl

Director of State Governmental Affairs
Clean Fuels

Jeff Earl serves as the Director of State Governmental Affairs for Clean Fuels Alliance America from Jefferson City, Missouri. In this capacity, he manages a team of professionals responsible for governmental affairs and stakeholder education in all 50 states. Earl engages in technical analysis of issues associated with biodiesel and represent the interests of Clean Fuels Alliance America’s members to state regulatory bodies, legislatures and environmental organizations.

Earl comes to Clean Fuels Alliance America from the Office of Missouri Governor, where he held the position of legislative director. Previously, he served in leadership positions with the Department of Corrections and Office of the State Auditor. Earl holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and mass communications from Southeast Missouri State University.

Room: Fort Worth Ballroom 1-4