IRFA Launches 2012 Election Campaign Webpage

Joanna Schroeder

With the presidential elections only a few weeks away, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has unveiled a new web page that highlights the stances of President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney regarding their positions on renewable fuels. As the campaign progresses, additional information will be added.

“Iowa is the nation’s leading producer of both ethanol and biodiesel, so it’s not surprising that more than 10,000 Iowa families are directly employed by or invested in the renewable fuels industry,” said IRFA President Brad Albin. “Those 10,000 families, along with tens of thousands more involved in agriculture, will play a crucial role in the upcoming presidential election. IRFA will ensure voters have complete, accurate information about each candidate’s plan for renewable fuels before they vote.”

The 2012 Presidential Election web page features several comments from each candidate on renewable fuels and energy policy, as well as links to videos where you can watch each candidate discuss ethanol and biodiesel.

An example of what you can find on the webpage: In a speech before Congress made a decision on whether to do away with the countless subsidies Big Oil receives, President Obama stated: “Instead of tax payer giveaways to an industry that has never been more profitable, we should be using that money to double down on investments in clean energy technologies that have never been more promising. Investments in wind power, solar power and biofuels.”

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