Foreign biodiesel producers ♥ RFS, consumers not so much

You would think a policy that was supposed to promote American energy independence would, well, do that. But that’s not the case with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a policy that forces increasing amounts of biofuels into the U.S. fuel supply.

Corn State Bullies Forcing the EPA’s Hand

A group of corn state senators decided to take political hostages over the EPA’s recent proposal to make modest reductions to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biodiesel mandate, and it appears those strong-arm tactics have been rewarded.

5 Reasons Why S.517 Fails Consumers

Congress wants to put a band-aid on the failed RFS with S.517, the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act. The bill would waive Clean Air Act Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) rules for E15 fuel—gasoline blended to contain 15 percent ethanol—allowing it to be sold during the summer months. Check out these 5 reasons why S.517 fails consumers and is another distraction from the already crippled RFS.

EPA Releases 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations

The EPA’s release of the proposed 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) shows that the government is taking a step in the right direction towards fixing the broken policy.

EPA Releases 2017 RVO Final Ruling

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a 1.2 billion gallon increase in the amount of biofuel Americans must consume in their gasoline in 2017 compared to 2016. The final renewable volume obligations (RVOs) released today are higher than the volumes EPA proposed in May of this year by 428 million gallons.

Clearing the Air on the Ethanol Mandates
EPA releases 2017 RVOs

With the release of the 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has demonstrated once again that it has not learned from its past errors.

Building an Unbreakable ‘Blend Wall’

Two Congressmen—an environmentalist from Vermont and a former oil man from Texas—are crossing party lines to take a stand and call for reform to the unworkable ethanol mandates.

WELCOME TO FUELTOPIA

Imagine a world where government ethanol mandates work as they are intended to—with high ethanol-blend fuels efficiently powering all cars, boats, motorcycles and every small engine imaginable.

Phasing out the “2022” myth
2015 Year in Review

Another year has come and gone, and thanks to the hard work of our supporters, we have made significant progress in the fight to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Moose Want Answers from Presidential Candidates

If you’ve seen any of our recent posts, you may find yourself asking, “What do moose have to do with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)?” The answer is, “A lot.”

EPA Decision Means Ethanol “Blend-Wall” Will be Breached in 2016

As President Obama speaks out against climate change at the 21st session of the Conference of Parties, or COP21, his administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is doubling down on ethanol mandates, a supposedly environmental policy that actually raises emissions.

RFS Makes Headlines at Florida Sunshine Summit

After hearing numerous Floridians explain the negative impacts of ethanol mandates, we hope it became clear to the candidates that something needs to be done.

Ahead of Fourth Republican Presidential Debate, Voters Demand Answers on Federal Ethanol Mandate

It’s time the GOP candidates give voters a clear answer about this important policy issue.

Election 2016: What the Candidates Say
Don’t Wait until Election Day

With Election Day only a year away, it’s more important than ever for you to speak up for the things you believe in. This can mean waiting to vote in the next election, or it can mean using your voice now.

Inconvenient Fact: Science Concludes Ethanol Mandates Harm Environment, Worsen Emissions

As a coalition of diverse organizations representing environmental, anti-hunger, consumer and business interests, Smarter Fuel Future is committed to spreading the truth about the innumerable negative impacts and unintended consequences of the government-imposed ethanol mandates created by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

The 5 Things You Need to Know About the RFS

This election season, with so many presidential candidates vying for our country’s highest office, it’s more important than ever to understand the federal policies that affect our daily lives.

RFS Roundup: The Real Environmental Impacts of the Ethanol Mandate

While environmental conversations may be happening through many different channels and among many types of people, one thing is clear: people of all stripes are ready to act for positive environmental change.

Why the RFS Matters in Election 2016

As we move into the second GOP debate of the 2016 presidential election, you may wonder: Why should I care about this issue right now?