Topics: Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS)

2014 Renewable Fuel Quota May Rise

Environmental Protection Agency Chief Gina McCarthy said the volumetric requirements for the final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) may end up higher than the proposal issued last year amid climbing gasoline use, Bloomberg has reported. More

EPA Extends 2013 Biofuel Compliance Deadline

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended for a third time the deadline for refiners to show compliance with 2013 federal biofuel use targets. More

2014 RFS Imminent; EPA May Change Requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency is close to finalizing the 2014 volumetric requirements for the final Renewable Fuel Standard, according to published reports. More

EPA May Change 2014 RFS

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy’s recent comments that the volumetric requirements for the final Renewable Fuel Standard may be different than the proposed rule are sparking concern among industry groups that EPA plans to increase the amount of ethanol and other biofuels refiners must blend into the nation’s fuel s More

EPA Considers Reducing 2014 Renewable Fuel Targets

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering reducing its 2014 ethanol volume targets amid complaints from refiners that the volume requirements exceed their ability to blend it into fuels without resorting to higher blends such as E15 that would put engines at risk, Bloomberg has reported. More

API Challenges EPA 2013 RFS Volume Requirements

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has filed a lawsuit with the D.C. Circuit Court challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for 2013, arguing that EPA has mandated significantly more cellulosic ethanol than is available in the marketplace. More

Govt. Shutdown Could Delay 2014 Biofuels Targets

Although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent its 2014 biofuels proposal to the White House Office of Management and Budget for Review, next year’s targets could be delayed because of the Government shutdown, according to published reports. More

Four GOPers To Lead RFS Reform

As the House Energy and Commerce Committee reviews the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the first time in five years, Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) has tasked four Republican panel members to take the lead on RFS reform. More

House Releases Final RFS White Paper

The House Energy and Commerce Committee released the final edition in a series of white paper on the Renewable Fuel Standard that will be used as the basis for a series of hearings. More

Legislation Would Mandate Alternative Fuel Vehicles

With Congress increasingly critical of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), legislation introduced last week is taking a different tack: it would require that 30 percent of new automobiles in 2016 operate on non-petroleum fuels instead of, or in addition to, petroleum-based fuels. That figure would increase to 50 percent in 2017 and in subsequent years. More

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