SACRAMENTO — Growth Energy announced today that the California Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (CEVC) will join the group as part of the acquisition of the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC) by Growth Energy. The additional resources in California will bolster Growth Energy’s aggressive goals to proliferate blender pumps across the country.
“The California Ethanol Vehicle Coalition serves as a driving force for building an ethanol infrastructure and promoting flexible fuel vehicles, while introducing Californians to a new choice in cleaner transportation,” said CEVC Executive Director Joe Irvin. “By expanding the use of biofuels like ethanol in California, and increasing support for domestically grown and produced renewable fuels, we can truly provide today’s energy for tomorrow’s needs.”
The California Ethanol Vehicle Coalition is a state chapter of the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC) which announced its union with Growth Energy last month and became Growth Energy’s Market Development arm. Growth Energy is a new, proactive group of American ethanol producers dedicated to growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy. We believe ethanol is America’s best renewable fuel, reliable and affordable now. It’s high-tech, homegrown and on the verge of innovative breakthroughs that will make it even cleaner and greener for the long term.
California’s energy policy calls for replacing 20 percent of the state’s petroleum fuel with alternative fuels, including ethanol, by 2020. Today, more than 1 billion gallons of ethanol are blended into California’s fuel supply. Of those gallons, more than 700 million gallons come from out of state producers, many of them Growth Energy members, displacing nearly 17 million barrels of crude oil, dramatically reducing California’s carbon emissions and greenhouse gases.
“The State of California deserves credit for understanding that they need a new approach to energy. That’s why the members of Growth Energy are pleased to come together with the California Ethanol Vehicle Coalition and promote the use of cleaner, greener ethanol-based fuels,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. “An increased use of ethanol will not only help decrease our dependence on foreign oil, but create more jobs here at home and cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, providing future generations with a better environment. We have a stake in California and California has a stake in us.”
About Growth Energy
Growth Energy is a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy. Growth Energy members recognize America needs a new ethanol approach. Through smart policy reform and a proactive grassroots campaign, Growth Energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and creating American jobs at home. More information can be found at GrowthEnergy.org.