Tag: RFS

Donald Trump accidentally backtracks on RFS stance and then retracts the “mistake”

Donald Trump accidentally backtracks on RFS stance and then retracts the “mistake”

September 19, 2016 |

In Washington, a policy paper was published on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign website slamming the Renewable Fuel Standard’s system of RIN credits for compliance with the RFS’s biofuel blending mandate, in line with one of his billionaire backers Carl Icahn. Later the paper was removed with staffers saying it was an early draft that was […]

Read More

API pushing again for repeal of RFS

API pushing again for repeal of RFS

September 15, 2016 |

In Washington, earlier this week in a press call with reporters API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola reminded policymakers that the Renewable Fuel Standard mandate needs to be repealed or significantly reformed, and any efforts to tinker with the RFS at the margins will not work and will continue to push consumers to use high […]

Read More

Rep. Sensenbrenner writes to EPA Administrator over failure to report RFS environmental impacts

Rep. Sensenbrenner writes to EPA Administrator over failure to report RFS environmental impacts

September 12, 2016 |

In Washington, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner sent a letter to United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy asking her why the Agency has failed to produce reports on the environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Congressman Sensenbrenner: “The EPA has a statutory requirement to produce these reports. It is vital that Members […]

Read More

Environmentalist privately funds anti-RFS campaign

Environmentalist privately funds anti-RFS campaign

August 22, 2016 |

In Michigan, a local environmentalist has launched the website www.rethinkethanol.com in an attempt to convince people that the Renewable Fuel Standard is a farce that must be ended. Having made his fortune partly by selling the family business that was the state’s go to point for heavy machinery such as Caterpillar, he is personally funding […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Record Crop, Record Ethanol Production in the US: report

Record Crop, Record Ethanol Production in the US: report

August 14, 2016 |

In Washington, US farmers are “poised to harvest a record corn crop this fall and achieve the highest yield per acre in U.S. history”, according to new U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates which project the 2016 corn crop at 15.15 billion bushels, with a record average yield of 175.1 bushels per acre. Corn ending stocks […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

API preparing major multi-state ad buy against the RFS

API preparing major multi-state ad buy against the RFS

August 9, 2016 |

In Washington, the American Petroleum Institute will launch a advertising buy via television, radio and online to push lawmakers to change how the Renewable Fuel Standard works, claiming that passing the “blend wall” in 2017 would harm some vehicles and smaller engines. The spend level of the ad buy is unknown but will take place […]

Read More

Clinton campaign denies Reuters report saying she supports LCFS over RFS

Clinton campaign denies Reuters report saying she supports LCFS over RFS

August 3, 2016 |

In Washington, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has denied a report from Reuters that she is looking to adapt the Renewable Fuel Standard to be more like California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. She did meet with representatives to learn more about the policy, however. She instead wants to get the RFS “back on track” and promote more […]

Read More

Hillary Clinton’s energy advisor takes a pass on RFS reform questions

Hillary Clinton’s energy advisor takes a pass on RFS reform questions

July 27, 2016 |

In Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton’s energy advisor has chosen to stay mum about potential reforms to the RFS following comments by President Barack Obama’s former energy advisor that the blending mandate could use some adjustments. Though the advisor cautioned against “throwing the baby out with the bathwater,” she said that some modifications could be made to […]

Read More