Happy 10th anniversary RFS expansion

December 22, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., renewable fuel groups are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which expanded the Renewable Fuel Standard and called for an even bigger commitment to renewable fuels. CEO of Growth Energy, Emily Skor, told The Fence Post, “Ten years ago, Congress altered the trajectory of U.S. energy policy and sent our country in a new direction – one focused on regaining our energy security but also on encouraging the further development of our renewable fuel resources. The vital and increasing role of biofuels in America’s fuel supply are yielding real-world results that touch people’s lives every day. Our air is cleaner. Our reliance on foreign oil is reduced. Farmers in this country’s heartland are hard at work ensuring that we have the resources to produce more biofuel that powers this country forward.”

American Coalition for Ethanol CEO Brian Jennings told The Fencepost, “The RFS has spurred revolutionary changes across entire sectors of the economy: substantially lower fuel prices and more fuel choices for consumers at the pump, dramatically greater energy security for the U.S., profitable value-added markets for farmers, high-wage jobs, and other economic benefits in rural communities.”

 

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