Tag: EPA

Watchdog report slams EPA for not analyzing environmental impact of RFS

Watchdog report slams EPA for not analyzing environmental impact of RFS

August 18, 2016 |

In Washington, a report from the Office of the Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency, Congress and other stakeholders lack key information on biofuel impacts needed to make science-based decisions about Renewable Fuel Standard. In short, the EPA has not met certain statutory requirements to identify environmental impacts of the Renewable […]

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Icahn writes to EPA urging revamp of RIN market before refinery meltdown

Icahn writes to EPA urging revamp of RIN market before refinery meltdown

August 16, 2016 |

In Washington, billionaire investor Carl Icahn has written a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency urging the regulator to revamp how the RIN market works or risk many refiners going bankrupt as a result of “the mother of all short squeezes,” Reuters reported the letter saying. Icahn owns 82% of CVR Refining, one of the […]

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California House delegation sends letter to EPA supporting RFS

California House delegation sends letter to EPA supporting RFS

August 10, 2016 |

In Washington, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) on Monday led five of his California colleagues in writing to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to urge that it live up to Congress’ intent in enforcing the Renewable Fuel Standard. The House members urged EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to get the program back on track. The letter was […]

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EPA seeking information on cellulosic production volumes

EPA seeking information on cellulosic production volumes

August 1, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), “Cellulosic Production Volume Projections and Efficient Producer Reporting” (EPA ICR No. 2551.01, OMB Control No. 2060-NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This is […]

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EPA says 1.7 billion RINs generated in June

EPA says 1.7 billion RINs generated in June

July 28, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency said more than 1.7 billion RINs were generated in June including 14.11 million D3 cellulosic RINs. Of the total, 2.02 million came from ethanol while the remainder were generated from renewable CNG and renewable LNG. The year-to-date total for D3 RINs is now 76.97 million. For D5 advanced biofuel […]

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Does the U.S. EPA Not Want Biofuels?

Does the U.S. EPA Not Want Biofuels?

July 28, 2016 |

By Nathan Vander Griend, President, ERI Solutions, Inc., a Strategic Partner of Lee Enterprises Consulting Group Special to The Digest The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) mission is to protect human health and the environment. They are charged with delivering on that mission by using the best scientific information available. We can all agree […]

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40 Senators write letter to EPA wanting higher 2018 biodiesel RVO

40 Senators write letter to EPA wanting higher 2018 biodiesel RVO

July 26, 2016 |

In Washington, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Patty Murray (Wash.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) led a bipartisan letter, signed by 36 of their Senate colleagues, urging the Obama administration to increase its proposed 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations for biodiesel to encourage continued growth in the industry and diversity in the nation’s energy […]

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House Biofuels Caucus sends letter to EPA urging aggressive expansion of biofuels

House Biofuels Caucus sends letter to EPA urging aggressive expansion of biofuels

July 18, 2016 |

In Washington, 17 members of the House Biofuels Caucus sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging the agency to complete its 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) “in a manner consistent with the Congressional intent to aggressively expand the production of renewable fuels.” The 2017 proposal calls on refiners to blend 14.8 billion gallons […]

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BIO says EPA’s RFS methodology chilling advanced biofuel investment

BIO says EPA’s RFS methodology chilling advanced biofuel investment

June 22, 2016 |

In Washington, EPA’s new methodology for setting annual Renewable Fuel Standards continues to chill investment in advanced biofuels, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) finds in a new analysis released Wednesday. Investment patterns clearly demonstrate that EPA is sending a sustained market signal that disincentivizes advanced biofuels, causing a $22.4 billion shortfall in necessary investment. Brent […]

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EPA says nearly 1.62 billion RINs were generated in May

EPA says nearly 1.62 billion RINs were generated in May

June 21, 2016 |

In Washington, the EPA says nearly 1.62 billion RINs were generated in May, bring the year-to-date total to 6.76 billion. Of the total produced during the month, 16.01 million D3 cellulosic RINs were generated, for a year-to-date total of 62.85 million. The vast majority remains from renewable LNG and CNG with only 1.78 million coming […]

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