Tag: Growth Energy

Growth Energy and EPA agree June 3 deadline for 2020-2022 RVOs

Growth Energy and EPA agree June 3 deadline for 2020-2022 RVOs

April 26, 2022 |

In Washington, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday approved a consent decree agreement between Growth Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that requires EPA to finalize its 2020-2022 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) by no later than June 3. The consent decree follows Growth Energy’s multiple notices of intent […]

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U.S. EPA denies 36 refinery biofuel waivers, biofuels industry responds

U.S. EPA denies 36 refinery biofuel waivers, biofuels industry responds

April 10, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., Reuters reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has denied 36 petitions from oil refiners seeking exemptions to the nation’s biofuel blending laws for the 2018 compliance year, but will provide 31 of those refineries with another avenue to seek relief. Reuters reports that the action will align the EPA with a […]

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Growth Energy calls on DOE to address misleading and inaccurate ethanol study

Growth Energy calls on DOE to address misleading and inaccurate ethanol study

March 16, 2022 |

In Washington, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm calling on the department to address the most recent inaccurate and misleading study by Tyler Lark and others that claims to have been partially funded by the department. The study directly contradicts conclusions from DOE’s own […]

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Biofuel & Ag leaders call on White House to provide relief at pump through higher ethanol blends

Biofuel & Ag leaders call on White House to provide relief at pump through higher ethanol blends

March 6, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., to provide relief at the pump in response to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions from the transportation sector, six farm and biofuel organizations wrote to President Biden urging his administration to use existing authority to allow for the year-round sale of gasoline blended with up to 15 percent […]

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Growth Energy and EPA reach agreement on 2021 and 2022 RVOs

Growth Energy and EPA reach agreement on 2021 and 2022 RVOs

February 23, 2022 |

In Washington, following settlement discussions with Growth Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will file a notice in the Federal Register Thursday seeking comment on a proposed judicial consent decree that would require EPA to finalize the 2021 and 2022 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs), which are the subject of a pending rulemaking, by no […]

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Growth Energy calls on President Biden to combat high gas prices with higher blends

Growth Energy calls on President Biden to combat high gas prices with higher blends

February 10, 2022 |

In Washington, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor sent a letter to President Biden, urging him to turn to higher biofuel blends to combat high gas prices. At a February 4 press conference, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the administration “will continue to look at options that can be done to lower gas […]

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Michigan state senator proposes expansion of E15 and E85

Michigan state senator proposes expansion of E15 and E85

January 17, 2022 |

In Washington, Growth Energy applauded a proposal to expand access to lower-cost, lower-emissions biofuel blends at the pump in Michigan. Legislation offered by Michigan state Senator Kevin Daley (R-Lum), Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, would establish a retailer tax incentive for higher ethanol blends, specifically a tax credit of $0.05 per gallon on sales of E15 and […]

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Farm, biofuel groups ask EPA to resolve summertime E15 barrier

Farm, biofuel groups ask EPA to resolve summertime E15 barrier

December 12, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., to facilitate year-round sales of E15 nationwide and remove arcane barriers to innovation and consumer choice in the retail fuel marketplace, six national farm and biofuel organizations asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enact regulations requiring lower-volatility conventional gasoline blendstock in the summertime. In a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, […]

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Biofuel and ag groups welcome Build Back Better as it goes to the Senate

Biofuel and ag groups welcome Build Back Better as it goes to the Senate

November 23, 2021 |

In Washington, Growth Energy, the National Biodiesel Board, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, and the Renewable Fuels Association thanked Congress for efforts to “build new markets for farmers and biofuel producers and help lower the carbon intensity of agriculture.” In a joint letter to the chairs of the House and Senate agriculture committees, […]

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Growth Energy submits notice of intent to sue EPA over delayed RVOs

Growth Energy submits notice of intent to sue EPA over delayed RVOs

November 2, 2021 |

In Washington, Growth Energy submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a notice of intent to sue regarding its failure to timely fulfill the agency’s statutory obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to issue the 2022 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) and in turn, the potentially multi-year “set” rulemaking process for renewable fuel volumes for 2023 and […]

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