Romney backs the Renewable Fuel Standard

August 24, 2012 |

In Washington, the lengthy Romney-Ryan energy plan was published yesterday. For biofuels supporters, one phrase stood above all others. “The RFS must be maintained.”

In Washington, in response to Governor Romney’s support of the Renewable Fuel Standard and market access for alternative fuels in his energy plan released today, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen issued the following statement:

“We applaud Governor Romney’s commitment to domestic renewable fuels and his recognition of the importance of the RFS.  The RFS is helping to reduce America’s reliance on imported oil and create hundreds of thousands of jobs all across rural America.  By working to remove barriers to market access for renewable fuels, as Governor Romney suggests, America can help spur an economic recovery while securing our energy future.  We look forward to hearing more details of Governor Romney’s energy ideas as the campaign continues.”

The RFA has also supported the notion of a more open market place and is supportive of the Open Fuel Standard currently introduce in both chambers of Congress.

Growth Energy president Jim Nussle added: “I am very pleased to see that Governor Romney has highlighted within his energy plan the importance of renewable fuels and using American resources to secure our energy independence to end our nation’s addiction to foreign oil. In particular, his support of the Renewable Fuel Standard and a diversification of vehicle fleets and fueling systems is an essential tool in achieving increased market access for home-grown American energy and providing consumers with a choice when they fuel up.”

A copy of the Romney energy plant is available here.

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