Renewable Fuel Standard

Perspectives: The other side of the President’s one-sided E15 “deal”

During a recent visit to Iowa — smack in the middle of corn country — the President announced a policy change that would direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive Clear Air Act rules and permit the year-round sale...

/ October 15, 2018

WSJ editorial board calls E15 waiver a “lousy new gift to ethanol”

The Wall Street Journal editorial board is questioning the legality and rationality of President Trump’s recent order to have the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) change long-standing Clean Air Act rules to accommodate the year-round sale of E15 fuel (gasoline blended...

/ October 15, 2018

There’s no case for a conventional ethanol mandate

There is a fundamental flaw in the system designed to ensure compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): The assumption that refiners would not blend ethanol into their fuel were it not for the policy and its threat of crippling...

/ September 10, 2018
Bio Fuel

U.S. Refiners Flag Critical Flaws in EPA’s Proposal for Biofuel Volumes

Since the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was enacted, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had the difficult responsibility of implementing a broken and unworkable biofuel blending program. Recently, EPA proposed renewable fuel volume standards for 2019 and biomass-based diesel volumes for...

/ August 31, 2018