RFS

Fact check: The RFS is a “mandate” and it’s due for change

The biofuel lobby has made a number of claims to muddy the waters around the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and halt progress on better aligning vehicle and transportation fuel policies. With 2022 on the horizon, after which the EPA will...

/ July 23, 2018

FACT CHECK: RFS WAIVERS DON’T CAUSE ETHANOL DEMAND DESTRUCTION, OFFICIAL DATA SHOW

The corn lobby has falsely claimed recently that waivers granted by the EPA to small refiners—relieving them from the onerous costs of complying with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)—have destroyed demand for ethanol. Nothing could be further from the truth....

/ June 27, 2018

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

You can’t win “playing the RIN” game

A headline in the latest edition of Convenience Store News asks, “Can You Make Money on Renewable Fuels?” Based on public comments filed with the Environmental Protection Agency by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), the answer is apparently...

/ October 25, 2016