On Thursday, November 30th, EPA announced the specific biofuel volumes that will be required next year in order to satisfy the Renewable Fuel Standard. The total renewable fuel mandate is 19.29 billion gallons. That’s 10 million gallons more than in 2017 and 50 million more than EPA originally proposed in July. All in all, this marks the highest biofuel mandate in U.S. history.
Forcing more biofuels into the fuel supply is not a reflection of consumer demand or existing infrastructure. It’s the result of a flawed government fuel mandate and a lack of courage among leaders to do the hard work of real reform.
See what some of the members of the Smarter Fuel Future coalition have to say about the latest disappointment from the EPA: