Tag: RFS

RFA teaming with oil industry to battle growth of electric cars on the market

RFA teaming with oil industry to battle growth of electric cars on the market

February 22, 2017 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Agency is teaming with the oil sector represented by the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers to lobby for a level playing field when it comes to electric vehicles versus combustion vehicles. As more electric vehicles hit the road, they are beginning to erode the market share for vehicles that run […]

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Lobbies rush to the finish line over RFS point of obligation

Lobbies rush to the finish line over RFS point of obligation

February 22, 2017 |

In Washington, the fight over the point of obligation for the Renewable Fuel Standard is heating up again, with API submitting comments on Wednesday to the Environmental Protection Agency in support of the agency’s proposed decision to reject moving the Point of Obligation for RFS compliance. On the other side of the debate, truck stop […]

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Think tank releases treatise arguing against RFS

Think tank releases treatise arguing against RFS

February 13, 2017 |

In Washington, Downsizing Government has issued a treatise arguing for the elimination of biofuel blending policies, taking aim at the Renewable Fuel Standard in general. It claims the top-down approach of a mandate rather than voluntary blending that would maximize consumer benefits instead distorts the economy and that Congress should therefore end it. The please […]

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Biofuels industry’s suit against EPA on RFS methodology to be heard April 24

Biofuels industry’s suit against EPA on RFS methodology to be heard April 24

February 6, 2017 |

In Washington, April 24 has been set as the date for oral arguments in the biofuels industry’s suit against the Environmental Protection Agency where associations claim the agency used an improper methodology in determining biofuel-blending levels under the Renewable Fuel Standard between 2014 and 2016. The Renewable Fuels Association is demanding the EPA use a […]

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Congressman introduces two bills to reform RFS

Congressman introduces two bills to reform RFS

February 1, 2017 |

In Washington, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) introduced two bills aimed at reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the national biofuels mandate. Taken together, these bills call for the additional study and evaluation of our ever-increasing ethanol mandate and to ensure Environmental Protection Agency volume obligations for biofuels are based in reality. The first bill, […]

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Quo Vadis, Mr. President-elect?

Quo Vadis, Mr. President-elect?

January 20, 2017 |

“Our challenges, our risk level went up a little bit; we are going to have to redouble our efforts in 2017,” said energy policy expert Jim Massie, essaying the political landscape as the National Biodiesel Conference’s annual policy forum kicked off in San Diego. A standing-room only crowd of more than 350 packed the small […]

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Proposed EPA administrator says will “honor” Congress’ wishes on RFS

Proposed EPA administrator says will “honor” Congress’ wishes on RFS

January 18, 2017 |

In Washington, during his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said that during his tenure as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency he would keep to the timetables outlined by Congress for the Renewable Fuel Standard and “honor” its original intent. President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for the top spot has raised […]

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Competitive Enterprises Institute wants RFS frozen and sunsetted

Competitive Enterprises Institute wants RFS frozen and sunsetted

January 12, 2017 |

In Washington, the Competitive Enterprises Institute has put forth proposals for the next session of Congress including freezing the Renewable Fuel Standard below the blend wall while setting a sunset period for 2022. The CEI says the RFS has not weaned the country off foreign oil as well as the “fracking revolution” has while increasing […]

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Sen. Grassley and other GOP senators assured EPA nominee will support RFS

Sen. Grassley and other GOP senators assured EPA nominee will support RFS

January 9, 2017 |

In Washington, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa convened a meeting among several senators from biofuels-producing states and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency.  Grassley organized the meeting because he wanted to convey the importance of biofuels to job creation, energy security, the environment and meeting the country’s […]

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Consensus building over need to reform RIN trading

Consensus building over need to reform RIN trading

January 4, 2017 |

In Washington, consensus is building among the ethanol industry as well as the oil industry that the RIN trading aspect of the Renewable Fuel Standard needs to be reformed to ensure it remains a compliance tool rather than a speculative market, but the two sides have yet to converge on how that reform should be […]

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