Tag: RFS

EPA may release 2014 RFS at last this spring

EPA may release 2014 RFS at last this spring

January 22, 2015 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency may at last finalize the 2014 RFS this spring. The statement was made during the National Biodiesel Board conference this week and then was confirmed by the EPA that the timing seemed on track but no more specifics were given.

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Biofuels and the Oil Price, Gloomy Gus, Energy Bear, Express Train to Mood Hell

Biofuels and the Oil Price, Gloomy Gus, Energy Bear, Express Train to Mood Hell

January 6, 2015 |

Oil prices are down, energy stocks are plunging, and the investor mood is giving Lord of the Flies a run for its money for mix of peril, fantasy and pessimism. So why is the hard data for biofuels so much rosier than the global mood? AFICIONADOS OF SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS of the early 1970s may well recall […]

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House oversight and reform committee looks to hit EPA over RFS

House oversight and reform committee looks to hit EPA over RFS

December 30, 2014 |

In Washington, incoming Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz announced this week six new Subcommittees that will be established during the 114th Congress and the Chair selections. The Interior Subcommittee, chaired by Cynthia Lummis (WY), will focus on issues related to the Department of Interior, Department of Energy, EPA, and USDA. Tackling the […]

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EPA seeks information about records related to RFS under FOIA

EPA seeks information about records related to RFS under FOIA

December 23, 2014 |

In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has received a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for certain records submitted to EPA under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program between January 1, 2011 and November 2014. These records were submitted to EPA pursuant to the RFS program’s annual reporting, quarterly reporting and transactional […]

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Bipartisan Policy Center and it’s “Fix the RFS” recipe, or lack thereof

Bipartisan Policy Center and it’s “Fix the RFS” recipe, or lack thereof

December 18, 2014 |

After a year-long talk fest, the BPC emerges with a report on RFS reform, and lays an egg. Was the process doomed from the start by an insistence of “RFS reform” as a topic for discussion, instead of RFS enforcement? The Digest investigates. In Washington, the Bipartisan Policy Center has issued its high-awaited 61-page report […]

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Bipartisan Policy Center launches suggestions on reforming RFS

Bipartisan Policy Center launches suggestions on reforming RFS

December 16, 2014 |

In Washington, in order to support constructive dialogue in this ongoing debate, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Energy Project convened an advisory group of diverse stakeholders who agreed to discuss legislative and/or regulatory reforms that could put the RFS on a stable footing. The advisory group met three times over the course of 2014, and their […]

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Congress Should Not Fix What Isn’t Broken

Congress Should Not Fix What Isn’t Broken

December 8, 2014 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive VP, BIO; Head, Industrial & Environmental Section The underlying legal constructs of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) remain in working order, despite the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) failure to issue a final 2014 rule and its other regulatory missteps. Over the past five years, the program spurred billions of dollars of […]

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RFS not to blame for high price of frozen turkey

RFS not to blame for high price of frozen turkey

December 1, 2014 |

In the US, the National Turkey Federation blamed the Renewable Fuels Standard for the high price of frozen turkey, which came in at around $1.60/pound this year. Yet, Corinne Alexander of Purdue University noted that corn prices dropped by more than 50 percent this year from 2013, and that the renewable fuel standard’s role as a […]

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Four ethanol myths debunked by Media Matters for America report

Four ethanol myths debunked by Media Matters for America report

December 1, 2014 |

Myth #1: The RFS raises food prices Fact: Ethanol Production Does Not Divert Food Or Raise Prices CBO Report: RFS Will Not Significantly Alter Food Prices Food Prices Would Be Similar Whether the RFS Was Continued or Repealed Only One Percent Of Corn Grown In U.S. Eaten By Humans World Bank: Crude Oil Prices Are The Primary Driver […]

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Kansas Renewable Portfolio Standard in trouble after 2014 elections

Kansas Renewable Portfolio Standard in trouble after 2014 elections

December 1, 2014 |

In Kansas, Republicans may have gained enough seats in the Kansas House of Representatives to end the state’s renewable energy standard. A bill to gradually phase out the standard was defeated last year in the House only 63-60 Rep. Don Hineman, R-Dighton, a moderate who supports the standard, said the larger Republican caucus and the […]

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