Renewable Fuel Standard

A Rational Take on the Future of Energy

Last week, the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) held their spring meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss, among several things, the changing energy and regulatory landscape during a Trump administration. One panel, entitled “Exploring our Energy Future,” included AFPM...

/ April 17, 2017

The RFS is flying blind

Back in 2005, the Renewable Fuel Standard and its corn ethanol mandate were sold to the American public on three key themes: rising gasoline use, foreign oil dependency, and environmental stewardship.

/ August 24, 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Poor RFS implementation shows why it needs to be repealed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