Tag: RFS

What’s new? What’s happening?: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to California’s LCFS, and the RFS

What’s new? What’s happening?: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to California’s LCFS, and the RFS

April 12, 2017 |

In our March Madness series, we’ve been covering emerging markets and technological pathways – now we turn to two other key drivers, market access and carbon pricing. There are two approaches — volumetric mandates and carbon reduction incentives and we’ll be looked at both in this webinar on  “The California Low Carbon Fuel Standard / US […]

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New Coalition Launches To Fight for US Renewable Fuel Standard

New Coalition Launches To Fight for US Renewable Fuel Standard

April 9, 2017 |

In Washington, the Main Street Energy Alliance has launched to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to resist the efforts of a small group of special interests including Valero, Monroe Energy and investor Carl Icahn who are trying to alter the point of obligation requirement under the Renewable Fuel Standard in order to serve their own […]

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RIN prices slide as hopes for quick RFS reform fade

RIN prices slide as hopes for quick RFS reform fade

April 6, 2017 |

In Washington, as expectations of a quick resolution to the point of obligation debate or even reform to the Renewable Fuel Standard in general begin to fade, prices for RINs are beginning to rebound. Despite expectations since December that reform could come quickly as a result of the new administration’s various appointments, those opportunities are […]

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Slough of bills attacking RFS in both Washington and Georgia

Slough of bills attacking RFS in both Washington and Georgia

March 27, 2017 |

In Washington, Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia is going for the Renewable Fuel Standard’s jugular with the reintroduction of a pair of bills meant to eliminate the RFS all together and to ban blends above 10%. Rep. Michael Burgess of Texas reintroduced a bill capping ethanol blending 10% a well. All three bills are in […]

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RFS volumes for 2017 back on following expiry of regulatory freeze

RFS volumes for 2017 back on following expiry of regulatory freeze

March 22, 2017 |

In Washington, the Regulatory Freeze Pending Review by the new US administration, which was applied to the renewable fuel volume requirements for 2017, has expired. Hence, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to implement the final ruling under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program as published on 23 November 2016. The ruling calls for increases […]

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Veterans send letter Trump urging rule for ethanol and RFS in his energy plan

Veterans send letter Trump urging rule for ethanol and RFS in his energy plan

March 21, 2017 |

In Washington, more than 120 military veterans working and investing in the ethanol industry sent a letter to President Trump last week, urging him to include a prominent role for ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in his “America First Energy Plan.” According to the letter, “many of us have witnessed firsthand the dangers […]

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Goodlatte leads 41 Congressmen in RFS reform bill

Goodlatte leads 41 Congressmen in RFS reform bill

March 13, 2017 |

In Washington, Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) reintroduced the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act (H.R. 1315) earlier this month. The RFS Reform Act eliminates corn-based ethanol requirements, caps the amount of ethanol that can be blended into conventional gasoline at 10 percent, requires the EPA […]

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RFS rumors squeezed hedge funds and forced them to short the market across ags

RFS rumors squeezed hedge funds and forced them to short the market across ags

March 7, 2017 |

In Illinois, US President Trump’s alleged deal making to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard got commodities markets moving last week that in turn squeezed hedge funds into a place they weren’t happy to be in. Funds cut their net longs in agricultural futures by nearly 123,000 contracts during the last week of February. Though selling […]

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Trump Administration faced with sticky wicket on RFS PoO

Trump Administration faced with sticky wicket on RFS PoO

March 2, 2017 |

In Washington, despite the White House’s denial that no executive order is in the works to shift the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard, Bloomberg reports that a flurry of meetings between the Trump Administration, members of Fuels America, the American Petroleum Institute and others have been held on the issue over the […]

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House Republicans look to reform RFS with eye on eliminating it all together

House Republicans look to reform RFS with eye on eliminating it all together

March 1, 2017 |

In Washington, the new chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee said Republicans are looking to push legislation through this year that would amend the Renewable Fuel Standard as a key priority, along with rules to make pipeline project approvals easier. The head of the committee’s subcommittee on environment said the goal is really […]

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