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.
Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) set the stage for the hearing by stating “Much has changed since the RFS was last revised in 2007”and stated his intention to start “a discussion that considers a host of potential modifications and updates to the RFS, with the end goal being a system that works best for the American people.”
Everything from the blend wall to non-existent cellulosic biofuels to gas prices and greenhouse gas emissions was discussed. See the comments below for more on each perspective.
Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton
Charles T. Drevna, American Fuel and Petrochemicals Manufacturers, testimony
Mr. Joseph H. Petrowski, National Association of Convenience Stores, testimony
Bill Roenigk, National Chicken Council, testimony
Ed Anderson, National Council of Chain Restaurants, testimony
Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group, testimony