Renewable Fuel Standard

Chicken Little, Er The Biofuel Industry Had A Pretty Good Year: Part II

Just over a year ago, the Primer highlighted how EPA finally recognized vehicle and fueling infrastructure compatibility constraints in using its legal authority to propose reducing the annual requirement for the nation’s biofuel mandate, known as the Renewable Fuel Standard...

/ April 5, 2016

Ethanol Tip: When Filling Up On Fuel, Always Read The Label

How effective are warning labels? Research over the years has generally shown these labels to be broadly ineffective – and it appears this is also true for consumers at the pump, according to a recent survey from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute...

/ March 31, 2016

Update: RFS Cellulosic Biofuel Waivers

I presented an overview of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) cellulosic biofuel waivers in a January 2015 blog. Recently, EPA promulgated RFS rules for 2014-2016 (80 FR 77420; 12/14/15) and they included cellulosic biofuel waivers for 2014 – 2016. So it...

/ December 14, 2015

State by state, the RFS is a disaster

A new report from the Center for Regulatory Solutions lays out in stark detail just how bad the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is for the states of New England — it is expected to cost the economies of these states $20...

/ November 17, 2015