Iowa’s 2016 U.S. House and Senate candidates show strong support across party lines for renewable fuels according to a new survey from the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA). The survey focused on Iowa candidates running for U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Click here to read specific candidate comments on their renewable fuel positions.
“Despite the obvious benefits to Iowa, we never take support from our elected officials for granted,” said IRFA President and General Manager of Western Dubuque Biodiesel Tom Brooks. “We appreciate these candidates sharing their positions with the public and committing to an aggressive American renewable fuels energy policy. Renewable fuels play a vital role in supporting Iowa jobs, improving air quality and boosting the state’s economy, so Iowans deserve to know where all candidates stand on these important issues.”
Iowa is the country’s leader in biofuel production, and according to a recent IRFA study, the renewable fuels industry accounts for more than $4.6 billion of Iowa GDP, generates $2.3 billion in income for Iowa households and supports more than 43,000 jobs throughout Iowa’s economy.