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Read This Before You Fuel Up This Winter

What’s worse than getting coal in your stocking? Having trouble with your engine-powered winter equipment, thanks to the ethanol mandates.

EPA Announces the Rule for 2014 is No Rule At All

More than a year after announcing a plan to lower the ethanol mandate for 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided that the policy is so broken, it is easier to give up than announce a final rule.

Stakeholder Press Call Previews EPA Hearing on RFS

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, a diverse group of stakeholders held a press call to discuss the EPA’s proposed reduction to 2014 biofuel blending requirements, as well as their individual policy objectives, as they seek to limit the various negative impacts of the RFS.

The Motley Fool: 3 Powerful Graphs Behind the Food-vs.-Fuel Debate

Food Costs Are Eating American Family Budgets provide a powerful backdrop for the food-vs.-fuel debate.

EPA Releases 2013 Ethanol Mandate Target Numbers

On Tuesday, the EPA released the 2013 ethanol mandate target numbers, eight months later than original scheduled. There was no change in total or advanced biofuels numbers, but there was a reduction in the mandate for cellulosic ethanol—a type of fuel not yet commercially available in the U.S.

Energy & Commerce Committee Hearing on RFS Stakeholder Perspectives

This week, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held an extensive hearing on the effects of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Over the course of two days and three panels, diverse stakeholders testified on the many pitfalls of the ethanol mandates.

The Daily Caller: Industries spar over the future of renewable fuel subsidies

Industries as wide-ranging as oil refiners, biofuel manufacturers, chain restaurants and chicken farmers sparred over the future of the federal ethanol mandate Tuesday.

Daily Caller: Soaring renewable fuel costs spark new fight over ethanol mandate

Refiners are hesitant to blend more than 10 percent ethanol into the fuel supply over safety concerns. Skyrocketing renewable fuel credit prices indicate that the industry is nearing the limits of what it can blend, or the “blend wall.”

Fuel Fix: Renewable fuel standards distort markets, critics say

Most domestic ethanol is made from corn, but imports of cheaper, sugar-based ethanol from Brazil have cut into demand for ethanol from domestic producers.

Comments on Impacts of RFS

The House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce is issuing a series of white papers as the first step in reviewing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Each white paper poses a series of questions on the pitfalls of the RFS to stakeholders in affected sectors. Read the comments on the white papers:

Experts Outline Costs of RFS

This week, National Journal’s Amy Harder of the asked experts to share their thoughts on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)— “Defend, Revisit or Repeal.” The majority of responses argue that the RFS is not working. Below are some of the noteworthy responses:

Press Release: AFPM Applauds Bill to Reverse EPA’s Illegal Approval of E15

EPA chose to prematurely issue a series of fuel waivers to allow E15 to be used in vehicles manufactured after 2001, despite compelling evidence that the fuel will be costly and potentially dangerous for consumers.

Press Release: RFS Legislation Modification a Welcome Common Sense Approach

Despite three successive years of aggressive mandates, zero gallons of cellulosic biofuels were produced in 2010 and 2011, and only 1,741 in 2012. EPA continues to mandate millions of gallons, forcing refiners to write EPA a check to comply with a mandate they would otherwise be unable to meet.

Fuel Fix: Unusual allies fight renewable fuel standard

Humanitarians, environmentalists, farmers’ advocates and refiners on Monday came together to demand changes to a renewable fuel mandate they said is wiping out wetlands and driving food costs higher.

Press Release: Court Strikes Down Cellulosic Biofuel Mandate – Finds EPA Exceeded Statutory Authorit

In a decision that questions the motivation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit today vacated EPA’s 2012 cellulosic biofuel mandate, concluding that its biased forecast was in ‘excess of the agency’s statutory authority.’

AOL Energy: Oil Refiners Launch Counter Offensive on Obama’s ‘War on Fossil Fuels’

America's oil refiners are preparing to intensify efforts to press the federal government to drop mandates to encourage the development of advanced biofuels and counter the Obama administration's "war on fossil fuels."

Press Release: AFPM Criticizes EPA’s Decision to Continue Advancing Phantom Fuel Mandate

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, American Petroleum Institute and Western States Petroleum Association jointly filed a petition requesting that the EPA waive the 2011 cellulosic biofuel volume mandate in its entirety due to a non-existent domestic supply of the fuel.