EPA’s 2014 RFS Proposal Defies Statute

Joanna Schroeder

The Iowa Office of the Attorney General has reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and concluded that the EPA must return to the forward course the legislation intended. “It’s clear that Congress intended to establish the RFS to foster increased production of renewable fuels, and waiving the …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Iowa RFA, RFS

Biodiesel Record Prompts Call to Reverse RFS Cuts

John Davis

American biodiesel producers set a record with nearly 1.8 billion gallons produced in 2013. While the record is nice, it’s also a cruel, ironic reminder that the same government office reporting this milestone, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is also trying to lower the amount of biodiesel to be mixed into the Nation’s fuel supply down to just 1.28 billion …

Biodiesel, EPA, NBB, RFS

Informa Study Shows E85, E15 Can Achieve RFS

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new study by Informa Economics, “Analysis of the Potential Use of Biofuels toward the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2014, shows intended Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) 2014 blending requirements as outlined by statute can be reached through expanded consumption of E85, E15 and carryover of RIN credits (Renewable Identification Numbers). According to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the …

biofuels, E15, E85, EPA, Ethanol, RFA, RFS, RINS

Why Mess with Success?

Joanna Schroeder

On the same day as the “Hearing in the Heartland” event took place in Des Moines, Iowa to gather comments to submit to the EPA regarding their 2014 proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules, Americans United for Change launched its next in a series of TV ads asking rural Americans to join the thousands of citizens around the country who …

Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, RFS, Video

Growth Energy Praises Sentate Letter to EPA

Joanna Schroeder

As the date quickly approaches for comments to be submitted to the EPA in response to their proposed 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO), last minute comments are flooding in to the EPA. It is estimated that more than 12,000 comments have already been submitted regarding the proposed rule. Today, a bipartisan letter, led by Senators Durbin (D-Ill.), …

Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy, RFS

Obama, EPA Needs to Listen to Midwesterners

Joanna Schroeder

Hundreds of people from the Midwest turned out to submit comments today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the “Hearing in the Heartland: Supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard” hosted by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds. The EPA held only one public hearing in Washington, D.C. last year in response to their 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, EPA, Ethanol, RFS

Bi-Partisan Group Protests EPA Biofuels Reductions

John Davis

A bi-partisan group of lawmakers is calling on the government to end its proposal to reduce the amount of ethanol and biodiesel that will be blended into the Nation’s fuel supply. Led by Democratic Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Republican Congresswoman Kristi Noem (SD-AL), the group has sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the agency’s proposal …

Biodiesel, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Legislation, RFS

Hearing in the Heartland: Supporting the RFS

Joanna Schroeder

Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds are leading a group of senior state officials from Iowa and the Midwest to organize and host a public hearing allowing citizens outside of Washington, D.C., the opportunity to testify about the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “Hearing the Heartland: Supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard,” will be held at Hall …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, EPA, Ethanol, RFS

Farm Bureau Lends Support to Keeping RFS

John Davis

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers its proposal that would, in effect, slash the amount of ethanol and biodiesel to be blended into the Nation’s fuel supply, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is telling the government to leave the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) alone. During their policy session at the recent AFBF annual meeting in San Antonio, …

Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Farm Bureau, Government, Legislation

New Illinois Farm Bureau Prez: RFS Top Priority

John Davis

Members of the American Farm Bureau Federation have met in San Antonio, Texas, where they have been talking AFBF policy. And the new Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert says ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) remains the top priority for farmers in his state and the region. “Midwest farmers have worked so hard and so long to get …

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