Results tagged energy+independence+and+security+act

Gazette Xtra: Con: Renewable Fuel Standard subsidies unneeded as sales of cleaner vehicles surge

The Renewable Fuel Standard has come to symbolize everything that is wrong with government-imposed mandates. It is causing more harm than good and should be scrapped.

Energy Insider: Why the Timing is Ripe for Ethanol Policy Reform

This April, two separate bills were introduced in the US House of Representatives to reform, or repeal, the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that mandates how much ethanol and other biofuels must be blended into gasoline.

Reuters: COLUMN-U.S. agency overestimates output of advanced biofuels

The EPA provides support for cellulosic ethanol producers by driving demand for cellulosic biofuel RINs from refiners. The over-estimate adds to the impression of a policy lagging reality, where the separate corn ethanol mandate is on the cusp of exceeding distribution capacity at filling stations.

National Geographic: Congress’s Affair With Ethanol: Love Gone Wrong?

Recently, Congress upped the ethanol mandate with two renewable fuel standards: the 2005 Energy Policy Act “required 7.5 billion gallons of renewable fuel to be blended into gasoline by 2012” and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 greatly expanded the program by:

Platts: US Congress committee examines RFS, plans hearings on renewable mandate

A third key congressional committee has entered the debate over the Renewable Fuel Standard, calling for comment on a series of questions and issuing a "white paper" detailing concerns about the biofuels mandate and some of the proposed solutions for increasing ethanol use.

The Hill: Renewable fuels: Due for a reality check

As prices at the pump climbed over the previous decade, biofuel proponents lobbied to replace oil with home-grown biofuels. Some major environmental organizations — enthralled by the prospect of growing energy instead of drilling for it — threw their weight behind the effort.

IER: Cellulosic Biofuels: Basically Still Nonexistent But Must Be Purchased Anyway

The problem is that EPA cannot forecast the amount of cellulosic ethanol correctly—or even closely. Further, EPA is likely to order an increased amount be purchased regardless of past failures in the hope that their mandated levels will mysteriously appear in the U.S. market.

The Baltimore Sun: Rethinking the Food vs. Fuel Debate

This year's drought, along with recent news reports of the lowest corn yield in 17 years, has rekindled the food vs. fuel debate — and, for good reasons.

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."