Growth Energy wants new CAFÉ rules to include biofuels

August 10, 2021 |

In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed greenhouse gas standards to decarbonize light-duty vehicles, including passenger cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks. The proposed rule would require auto makers to meet more stringent fuel efficiency standards. In response, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor released the following statement:

“In order for the proposed CAFE standards to effectively address climate change, this rule needs to include a pathway to increase the use of low-carbon, sustainable biofuels like ethanol in our nation’s fuel supply. We will be providing the Biden Administration a pathway forward that allows biofuels like ethanol to help us meet our climate goals.

“Liquid fuels will continue to play an important role in the transportation sector, even as alternative technologies continue to flourish. Recent independent analysis from the Rhodium Group (2021) found that in order for the U.S. to fully decarbonize the transportation sector, biofuels will have a crucial role in helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions when coupled with EVs.

“Growth Energy calls on the Biden Administration to continue the momentum on transportation decarbonization by creating long-term market and policy certainty in the biofuels space by fully implementing the RFS, accelerating the transition to E15, and helping harness the power of rural America to drive down emissions from the transportation sector by investing in renewable biofuels. We look forward to outlining the environmental and economic benefits of biofuels in our comments to the agency on this proposed rule and continuing to champion biofuels as a solution to decarbonizing transportation today.”

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