Tag: RFS

CBO sees RFS compliance becoming increasingly more difficult

CBO sees RFS compliance becoming increasingly more difficult

October 23, 2014 |

In Washington, the Congressional Budget Office has released a report saying it could become increasingly difficult to comply with the RFS because of the conflicting goals of keeping reducing the burden of RFS compliance while encouraging the development of advanced biofuels. The CBO has outlined three options for compliance with the RFS in a case […]

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Institute for Energy Research says new definition of cellulosic shows RFS broken

Institute for Energy Research says new definition of cellulosic shows RFS broken

October 20, 2014 |

In Washington, the Institute for Energy Research has released a new analysis regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s move to change the definition of cellulosic biofuels to include liquefied and compressed natural gas produced from biogas and landfills, and the impact it will have on the RFS, saying it is more proof that the policy is […]

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EPA says blend wall challenges the main hold up to releasing RFS 2014

EPA says blend wall challenges the main hold up to releasing RFS 2014

October 15, 2014 |

In Washington, the EPA says that infrastructure constraints at gas stations, better known as the blend wall, is one of the reasons keeping the agency from announcing the 2014 RFS. Falling gasoline demand has meant less ethanol was required to hit that blend wall of 10%. It also says it is conscious of the period […]

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AEC and BIO team up to run full-page New York Times ad on RFS

AEC and BIO team up to run full-page New York Times ad on RFS

September 22, 2014 |

In Washington, the Advanced Ethanol Council and BIO are running a full-page ad in the New York Times aimed at the White House. The ad asserts that if the administration accepts the EPA’s proposal to alter the RFS, President Obama will have “ inadvertently done more to damage [his] climate legacy than [his] worst enemies.” Running […]

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An Energy Insurance & Security Act: Looking behind “Mend it and End it”.

An Energy Insurance & Security Act: Looking behind “Mend it and End it”.

September 18, 2014 |

In today’s Digest, we published an important column by longtime contributor Douglas Faulkner, the former acting Undersecretary of Agriculture and a former Assistant Secretary of Energy, titled “The Renewable Fuel Standard:  Mend It AND End It.” In his column, Faulkner begins by citing the competing and buffeting political winds around the RFS — from the […]

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The Renewable Fuel Standard:  Mend It AND End It

The Renewable Fuel Standard:  Mend It AND End It

September 18, 2014 |

By Douglas L. Faulkner, “The Cleantech Conservative” President Clinton gave a major speech in defense of affirmative action in 1995 entitled, “Mend It, Don’t End It”, an easily-remembered and clear summary of his policy approach.  So, to borrow a pitch and reformat the goal, my recommendations for fixing the current Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) work […]

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Iowa hoping Biden hasn’t switched sides on RFS in favor of Carlyle Group

Iowa hoping Biden hasn’t switched sides on RFS in favor of Carlyle Group

September 17, 2014 |

In Iowa, the state’s renewable fuels association so hopes that reports of vice president Joe Biden turning his back on biofuels at the behest of a Pennsylvania congressman loyal to the Carlyle Group and their refinery in his district are untrue that it has published a full page ad asking the question in the Des […]

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Fuels America debuts USA Today RFS ad as API gears up for media blitz

Fuels America debuts USA Today RFS ad as API gears up for media blitz

September 15, 2014 |

In Washington, Fuels America has debuted their USA Today full-page advertisement which warns that the EPA’s proposal to fundamentally alter the Renewable Fuel Standard would seriously undermine his Administration’s efforts to combat climate change, promote energy independence, and support the emerging cellulosic ethanol industry. The ad will air from September 19th-21st. Speculators have observed the […]

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Iowa voters support biodiesel in RFS, will vote on the issue

Iowa voters support biodiesel in RFS, will vote on the issue

August 24, 2014 |

In Iowa, a survey of registered voters asserts that 77% of respondents support expanding the RFS to increase biodiesel in the fuel supply, and 69% said a Congressional candidate’s position on the RFS was “very” or “somewhat” important. The study shows Iowans have a positive opinion about biodiesel in general. Additionally, after a series of […]

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2014 US Renewable Fuel volume decision looms, as EPA hands off to OMB

2014 US Renewable Fuel volume decision looms, as EPA hands off to OMB

August 24, 2014 |

The critical 2014 RVO number begins its trek towards final publication. Will the Obama Administration stand by the Renewable Fuel Standard, or knuckle under to petroleum interests? In Washington, word filtered out from the Environmental Protection Agency that the 2014 RVO has moved to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Let’s first review […]

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