Renewable Fuel Standard

5 Things to Know About the RFS Reset

This year, the EPA is poised to “reset” the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which was passed in 2005 and expanded in 2007 to require increasing amounts of biofuels to be incorporated into U.S. gasoline and diesel supplies. Why the reset?...

/ May 7, 2019

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