Big Oil has developed a laundry list of excuses for refusing to embrace the RFS, but let's be honest. Its crusade against the RFS isn’t about the interests of the American consumer. It’s about money, market share, and snuffing out competition.
U.S. ethanol exports totaled 49.8 million gallons (mg) in August, a 42% increase over July’s total of 35.1 mg. Meanwhile, U.S. ethanol imports scaled to 78.4 mg, meaning the United States was a net importer for the third straight month.
Why would James Thorpe want Congress to repeal the RFS? If he opened his wallet, he would realize that it is the single most effective energy policy in our nation’s history!
The markets were abuzz last week with a rumor about EPA’s pending 2014 RVO proposal that suggested the agency was mulling the idea of cutting the “renewable fuel” portion from 14.4 billion gallons to 13.0 billion. Here's an examination of the likely impacts of “Big Oil’s dream scenario.”
October 16th marks the 40th anniversary of the 1973 oil embargo. Economic times are hard enough as is today; hopefully it won’t take another energy crisis to wake Congress up to the importance of a domestically-produced, renewable fuel alternative.
EPA’s proposed rule establishing 2014 RVOs under the RFS is expected to be published soon. Many believe the 2014 RVO will, for the first time ever, require obligated parties to move beyond the status quo and blend volumes of renewable fuel above the so-called “E10 blend wall.”
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has carefully completed reviewing 43 studies on the effects of E15 on engine durability, emissions, and other factors and issued a report finding that the available literature “…did not show meaningful differences between E15 and E10 in any performance category.”
In a letter to the editor, Bob Dinneen states that the RFS gives consumers choice at the pump. It’s time, he says, for people to stop attacking the most effective energy policy our nation has ever seen.
Need proof that the RFS is the single most effective energy policy this country has ever seen? Bob Dinneen submits the following reasons to the editor of the Marietta Daily Journal.
It’s time for a reality check. RFA's Geoff Cooper offers rebuttals to API’s far-fetched arguments from its recently-released report, tells the “rest of the story” that was conveniently omitted from the report’s misleading charts, and underscores the importance of staying the course with the RFS.