Month: June 2016

Senators’ RFS appeal doesn’t match market reality

A letter from a bipartisan group of 39 senators was sent to EPA on Friday, urging the agency to increase the 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) to the lofty levels set out by Congress back in 2007. It’s an idea...

/ June 29, 2016

AFPM President Chet Thompson’s oral testimony on RFS implementation

Good morning Chairman Whitfield, Ranking Member Rush, and members of the Subcommittee. I appreciate the opportunity to testify before you today.

/ June 22, 2016

Poor RFS implementation shows why it needs to be repealed

Although AFPM President Chet Thompson’s Congressional testimony on the flawed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) runs to 24 pages, the message contained within is very simple: the proposed 2017 RFS rule exemplifies everything that’s wrong with the program, and it needs...

/ June 22, 2016

Finding the Next Generation of Craft Professionals

One of the most significant challenges facing the fuel and petrochemical industries is finding the next generation of craft professionals ranging from electricians to millwrights to everything in between. This challenge has led us to contemplate where will we find...

/ June 16, 2016