Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing to examine the status of advanced biofuels in the US. The message was clear: advanced biofuels grow the economy, lower gas prices and are good for the environment – and we need the RFS to keep it that way.
There’s a great story to be told in America today and it has to do with the cellulosic ethanol industry. Three major commercial scale cellulosic facilities are coming online this year, the product of years of innovation and hard work, buttressed by the Renewable Fuel Standard.
The President's proposal to cut back on renewable fuel in 2014 contradicts his rhetorical support for an "all of the above" energy policy. At the same time, progress toward clean, alternative fuels is a very real and undertold story.
UAW warns the EPA that if it carries out its proposed 2014 RFS requirements "high-skilled and specialized agricultural manufacturing jobs will be put at risk, thereby limiting the future growth of our manufacturing sector."
What issue has unified Republican and Democratic lawmakers from Hawaii to Indiana to Massachusetts? The Renewable Fuel Standard.
Convenience store operator MAPCO Express, Inc., one of the largest company-operated retail chains in the United States, announced today it will begin offering E15 to customers. As more gas stations invest in renewable fuel infrastructure, the so-called "blend wall" comes crashing down.
Retail gasoline prices were unaffected by the erratic surge in prices for Renewable Identification Number (RIN) credits in 2013, according to a detailed statistical analysis conducted by Informa Economics, Inc. and released today by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).
It’s no surprise the oil industry is taking yet another opportunity to spread misinformation about the Renewable Fuel Standard and its role in promoting viable alternatives to oil
Just six years later, tremendous progress has been made toward achieving the original objectives of the expanded RFS. Renewable fuel production and consumption has grown dramatically. Dependence on petroleum—particularly imports of refined products—is down significantly. Greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector have fallen.
The bill from Senators Feinstein, Coburn, and their co-sponsors is short-sighted and demonstrates a failure to understand how the renewable fuel industry works.
A new issue brief from the Center for American Progress makes the environmental case for supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Representatives from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) plan to cite a number of bogus and debunked studies related to E15 and greenhouse gas emissions in their testimony.
If the EPA moves forward with their proposed biofuel targets, we will produce over 30 million tons more of CO2 next year than if the EPA sticks with the targets laid out in the RFS.
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.