Tag: RFS

US Senators write EPA administrator seeks swift resolution of pending RFS applications

US Senators write EPA administrator seeks swift resolution of pending RFS applications

June 16, 2021 |

In Washington, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) led a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan urging the Biden administration to address languishing applications under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program, including moving forward with allowing renewable electricity made from biomass to qualify if it is used to power electric […]

Read More

New poll finds growing bipartisan support for RFS and ethanol

New poll finds growing bipartisan support for RFS and ethanol

June 13, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuel Association reports that a recent poll found that voter support for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) hit its highest levels in at least five years. Meanwhile, the tracking poll shows support for the use of biofuels like low-carbon ethanol has remained consistently high, with a bipartisan majority of voters […]

Read More

Sen. Ernst introduces Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Integrity Act of 2021 

Sen. Ernst introduces Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Integrity Act of 2021 

June 3, 2021 |

In Iowa, Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a member of both the Senate Agriculture and Environment and Public Works Committees, is continuing her work for Iowa’s farmers and biofuel producers by helping to introduce bipartisan legislation to bring more transparency and predictability to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) small refinery exemption process. The bill would require […]

Read More

RFA says EPA should shelve proposal to extend RFS compliance deadlines

RFA says EPA should shelve proposal to extend RFS compliance deadlines

March 14, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., in comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Renewable Fuels Association opposed a proposal to extend the deadlines for demonstrating compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2019 and 2020. “This proposal is unnecessary, and the timelines are excessive,” wrote RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “All that the extensions […]

Read More

RFA says RFS general waiver requests are unjustified and illegal

RFA says RFS general waiver requests are unjustified and illegal

February 21, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association filed comments with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in response to earlier requests from oil refiners and the governors of six oil-producing states seeking a general waiver from 2019 and 2020 renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. “These waiver requests, which were rushed out the door […]

Read More

RFA study shows RFS reduced CO2 emissions by nearly 1 billion metric tons through 2020

RFA study shows RFS reduced CO2 emissions by nearly 1 billion metric tons through 2020

February 15, 2021 |

In Washington, new analysis from a renowned carbon accounting firm finds that the greenhouse gas emission reductions achieved under the Renewable Fuel Standard far exceed the reductions originally projected by EPA. Between 2008 and 2020, the use of biofuels under the RFS has resulted in cumulative savings of 980 million metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent […]

Read More

Farm & biofuel coalition rejects EPA’s excuses for failing to comply with 2017 court order

Farm & biofuel coalition rejects EPA’s excuses for failing to comply with 2017 court order

January 10, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., a coalition of the nation’s largest biofuels and agricultural trade groups including Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, National Biodiesel Board, and others, filed its reply in support of its motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia, and reasserts that EPA’s delays in remedying the improper waiver are […]

Read More

EPA’s RFS waivers make it to Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination hearing

EPA’s RFS waivers make it to Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination hearing

October 18, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., The Hill reports that during the politically-charged confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination for the Supreme Court, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) specifically asked Barrett about cases involving renewable fuel standard waivers, which give exemptions to requirements for a certain amount of ethanol to be blended into fuel. Ernst, who has been […]

Read More

RFS Integrity Act welcomed after passing House vote

RFS Integrity Act welcomed after passing House vote

September 28, 2020 |

In Washington, Growth Energy applauded the inclusion of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Integrity Act in clean energy legislation (H.R. 4447) that passed the U.S. House on Friday. The RFS Integrity Act, authored by Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Collin Peterson (D-MN), along with Reps. Dusty Johnson (SD-At Large), Dave Loebsack (IA-04), […]

Read More

Coalition calls on EPA to restore the RFS

Coalition calls on EPA to restore the RFS

September 24, 2020 |

In Washington, WNAX reports the Renewable Fuels Association, the American Coalition for Ethanol, the National Corn Grower’s Association and the National Farmers Union are calling on Environmental Protection Agency to release the 2021 blending volumes, demonstrating that it has “restored” the Renewable Fuel Standard. The groups say that rejecting the gap-year SRE applications was a […]

Read More