RFS

The RINsanity continues

In less than a week, two new cases of RIN fraud came to light – one of which resulted in the largest fine in the history of EPA’s fuel programs. While the instances of RIN fraud continue, EPA refuses to...

/ October 7, 2016

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

Ethanol lobbyist group’s CFTC complaint further evidence of broken RFS

Alarm bells have been ringing recently at the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and its latest response was to write to both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, alleging that obligated parties (such as refiners) are...

/ August 3, 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