Tag: RFS

Members of House Biofuels Caucus urge EPA to rethink position on RFS

Members of House Biofuels Caucus urge EPA to rethink position on RFS

October 19, 2017 |

In Washington, 22 representatives from the House Biofuels Caucus wrote a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency urging it not to reduce the blending mandate for 2018 and 2019 as proposed nor to allow RIN generation from exported ethanol, saying farmers and biofuel producers in their states need more certainty from the agency. They say […]

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New York City write to the EPA protesting any rollback of the RFS

New York City write to the EPA protesting any rollback of the RFS

October 19, 2017 |

In New York state, New York City submitted comments to the U.S. EPA Oct. 19, protesting any rollback of the Renewable Fuel Standard, which calls for minimal use levels for renewable fuels like biodiesel. Biodiesel has proven a reliable and effective fuel for NYC fleet and buildings and has helped reduce air pollution in the […]

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White House tells EPA to stand down on cuts to RFS mandates and RINs from exports

White House tells EPA to stand down on cuts to RFS mandates and RINs from exports

October 18, 2017 |

In Washington, the White House has told the Environmental Protection Agency to stand down from two proposals it had laid out to amend the Renewable Fuels Standard following strong pressure from Iowan politicians leaning against the president for not holding up his campaign promises to support biofuels. The lower blending mandate as proposed for 2018 […]

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Four Republican governors write EPA administrator to save RFS

Four Republican governors write EPA administrator to save RFS

October 16, 2017 |

In Washington, four Republican Governors sent a letter to President Trump with concerns on the recently proposed changes to America’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), urging the president to keep his promises to rural America to support the RFS. “The renewable fuels industry in our states—and others—is poised to grow if the EPA sends positive and […]

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Senator Chuck Grassley stands up for RFS at biodiesel event

Senator Chuck Grassley stands up for RFS at biodiesel event

October 11, 2017 |

In Iowa, two weeks after calling EPA’s notice announcing potential cuts to biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard a ‘bait-and-switch’ tactic, Senator Chuck Grassley spoke directly Tuesday with those the proposal would harm.  At Renewable Energy Group’s Newton, Iowa biorefinery, the message from Grassley and the industry was clear—the President should keep his promise […]

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Senators to meet with EPA administrator October 17 regarding RFS proposals

Senators to meet with EPA administrator October 17 regarding RFS proposals

October 4, 2017 |

In Washington, a meeting between Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska and the Environmental Protection Agency administrator has been set for October 17 where it’s expected they will voice their displeasure at the agency’s attempts to unravel the Renewable Fuel Standard by cutting the advanced biofuel blending mandate and […]

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Biofuels industry teams on letter to Trump demanding quick action to stop EPA tearing down RFS

Biofuels industry teams on letter to Trump demanding quick action to stop EPA tearing down RFS

October 3, 2017 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board, the Advanced Biofuels Business Council, the American Biogas Council, the American Coalition for Ethanol, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Growth Energy, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, the National Corn Growers Association, the National Farmers Union and the Renewable Fuels Association sent a letter to President […]

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Reuters finds Valero at the heart of push to change RFS point of obligation

Reuters finds Valero at the heart of push to change RFS point of obligation

August 21, 2017 |

In Washington, Reuters has uncovered a behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign led by Valero to build a stable of supporters in its efforts to have the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard shifted away from refiners in order for the policy move to be seen as more palatable by policymakers. Valero was apparently part of […]

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Major study says “Cut cellulosic ethanol out”, RFA says “No Way Jose”

Major study says “Cut cellulosic ethanol out”, RFA says “No Way Jose”

August 20, 2017 |

In Iowa, a new tractable multi-market model study finds that the RFS has substantially benefited the U.S. economy by lowering gasoline, crude oil prices, and crude oil imports, while increasing prices and benefits for corn and soy farmers and reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. But in their ‘what if there was no RFS?’ scenarios and […]

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Appeals court says EPA too harsh in evaluating Sinclair Oil’s RFS waiver request

Appeals court says EPA too harsh in evaluating Sinclair Oil’s RFS waiver request

August 16, 2017 |

In Colorado, an appeals court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency was too harsh in its evaluation of Sinclair Oil’s waiver request from RIN compliance. Though the agency granted 29 requests between 2013 and 2016, it denied Sinclair’s request saying that its two Wyoming plants would not be put out of business by complying with […]

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