The EPA’s proposal would gut the Renewable Fuel Standard and decrease the amount of biofuel in the nation’s fuel supply by 1.39 billion gallons. Send your comments to the EPA now!
EPA’s proposal reflects an “all of the above, except biofuels” energy strategy, and would cost consumers $7.6 billion from higher gas prices.
We did a point-by-point fact check on the Associated Press' ethanol story and found it's full of misinformation and downright falsehoods.
Three companies are building plants in Iowa that will turn agricultural waste into clean-burning renewable fuel.
Speaking for more than 35 advanced biofuel companies, these Fuels America members have written to the Administration to express concern about a recently released draft of the proposed 2014 RFS volumetric blending requirement.
We are extremely troubled by early reports suggesting that instead of staying on course and pushing the oil industry to meet the goals of the RFS and blend more low carbon fuel, the EPA may be developing a proposal for 2014 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the RFS that would reward the oil companies for refusing to comply with the program.
Critics of renewable fuel (chiefly the oil industry) love to claim that growing our own fuel means higher food prices for American consumers. They’re dead wrong.
After carefully reviewing 43 studies on the effects of E15 on engine durability, emissions, and other factors, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) issued a report finding that the available literature “…did not show meaningful differences between E15 and E10 in any performance category.”
At every opportunity, the Wall Street Journal has defended the oil industry’s bottom line at the expense of cheaper, less carbon-intensive alternatives. Don't be fooled.
The current national average for a gallon of gas is $3.47, the lowest price it has been since Feb. 1, according to GasBuddy.
Energy economist Philip K. Verleger says the renewable fuels program has reduced annual consumer expenditures in 2013 by somewhere between $700 billion and $2.6 trillion. Based on that estimate, he says the RFS saves consumers between $0.50 and $1.50 per gallon.
The NCCR’s idea that renewable fuel drives food prices is a whopper. Their own consumers understand that oil drives the cost of food and that restaurants should love alternative fuel -- for the environment and their own wallets.
No, this isn't the start to a bad joke.
Responding to a request made by the USDA, the Petroleum Equipment Institute recently published results of its research into how much it costs to convert a station dispensing E10 to one that supplies E15. The results show the conversion costs are much lower than those projected by Big Oil, ranging from an average of $1,000 per station to just over $320,000, depending on specific upgrades needed.
A new campaign from Growth Energy aims to set the record straight on ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Are ethanol blend fuels better than traditional petroleum fuels? According to the American Lung Association (ALA) in Minnesota, that answer is an unequivocal “yes.”
While the National Council of Chain Restaurants was quick to claim that the Renewable Fuel Standard pushed up the price of chicken wings, a new report suggests that McDonalds' stockpiling of chicken wings is actually to blame.
Prices of premium and regular grades of gasoline without ethanol are likely to rise in Nebraska and Iowa.
While it's easier to simply wish away the complex politics that surround our energy policy, we're happy to remind lawmakers that the Renewable Fuel Standard already encourages conservation and innovation by helping reduce GHG emissions, making ethanol cheaper than gasoline and spurring the creation of the cellulosic ethanol industry.
With yet more reports of ethanol’s discount compared to gasoline, it is clear that the RFS helps ensure lower costs to consumers as well as the ability to both feed and fuel across the country.