Topics: Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS)

Senators Introduce Legislation to Repeal Renewable Fuel Standard

Echoing legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year, U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) last week introduced “The Renewable Fuel Standard Repeal Act” (S. 1195), which would repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in its entirety. Sen. Barrasso said the RFS is "fundamentally broken and beyond repair," and that it has driven up food and fuel costs rather than deliver meaningful environmental benefits. More

Rep. Goodlatte Introduces Legislation to Eliminate RFS

As the House Energy and Commerce Committee reviews the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the first time in five years, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has introduced several pieces of legislation aimed at eliminating all or part of the RFS. More

Energy Committee Seeks Industry Comment on Blend Wall

As it reviews the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for the first time in five years, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is seeking input from industry stakeholders to a series of questions related to the "blend wall." More

Governors Tell Congress to Support Renewable Fuels Standard

The Governor’s Biofuels Coalition last week sent a letter to members of Congress in support of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). More

Oil Industry Group Seeks Cellulosic Biofuel Waiver

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive the 2012 cellulosic biofuel mandate in the renewable fuel standard (RFS), citing a lack of domestic supply available for domestic use. More

Debate Over E15, Renewable Fuels Continues

AAA's call for a halt in the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol has sparked debate. The American Petroleum Industry released a point-by-point analysis of the Renewable Fuels Association's statement about AAA's position. More

Refiners Ask EPA to Reconsider Biodiesel Volume Mandate

Last week U.S. refiners asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its earlier rule boosting the volume of biodiesel to be produced in 2013 as part of the Renewable Fuels Standard. More

Biofuels Growth Bumping Up Against "Blend Wall"

According to a new report released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), ethanol's market growth could be limited in coming years as the fuel approaches the maximum percentage blending cap set by the RFS2. More

EPA Seeks Public Comment on Possible RFS Waiver

EPA is seeking public comment on whether to suspend the Renewable Fuels Standard. More

Lawmakers Petition EPA to Grant Waiver from Ethanol Quotas Amid Drought

Lawmakers are petitioning the EPA to grant a waiver from ethanol quotas. More

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