Topics: Renewable Fuel Standard

EPA Issues 2022, 2021 and 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued its final renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2022, 2021 and 2020 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The agency separately denied 69 petitions for small refinery exemptions (SREs) from 33 small refineries. More

NATSO Encourages EPA to Use the RFS to Meet Climate Goals


NATSO Testifies on EPA’s Proposed RVOs for 2020, 2021, and 2022


EPA Proposes Renewable Volume Obligations for 2020, 2021, and 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed on Dec.7 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2020, 2021, and 2022 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). More

NATSO Outlook for EPA Blending Mandates

Recent intelligence indicates that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is likely to propose the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) blending mandates/renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2021 and 2022 within the next several weeks. Indications are that EPA will set the 2021 RVOs at "actual production," while the 2022 RVOs will be set at more ambitious levels designed to incentivize increased production and consumption of biofuels.  More

Federal Court Invalidates E15 RVP Waiver


Supreme Court Rules on RFS Waivers

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on June 25 overturned a lower court ruling that had found that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could only grant a small refinery exemption to companies that had received such an exemption every year since 2013.  The Supreme Court found that, according to the statute that created the RFS, EPA has a wider latitude to grant small refinery exemptions, including for refineries that had not received such an exemption for many years.  More

Supreme Court to Rule on Small Refinery Exemptions

The Supreme Court could rule as early as June 25 on the legality of the Trump Administration's aggressive approach to issuing small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). If the ruling doesn't come by then, it will come at some point between now and early to mid-July. The Court's decision takes place against the backdrop of discussions within the Biden Administration surrounding how to prevent prices for renewable identification numbers from reaching exceedingly high levels. These discussions appear to be driven primarily by efforts to assist a Delaware refinery that has a longstanding relationship with the President and his allies in Congress. More

Supreme Court Expected to Rule on Small Refinery Exemptions


Understanding the Renewable Fuels Standard

Understanding the Renewable Fuels Standard

In this video, NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council reviewed the RFS's critical elements with a primary focus on biodiesel. More

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