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The Hill: Renewable fuel standard mandate is a failed policy

Corn ethanol is forcing its way into the marketplace and is likely increasing greenhouse gas emissions, according to the National Academy of Sciences. In fact, corn-based ethanol nearly doubles GHG emissions over 30 years and increases greenhouse gases for 167 years.

Herald-Index: Iowa will have to import corn

Iowa, the nation’s king of corn production, will have to import some of the prized kernels because this season’s dicey crop won’t meet demand, an analyst said Tuesday. A couple obig reasons: ethanol plants are returning to full production and livestock operations are growing and need more feed.

The Missing Piece in President Obama’s Environment Speech

We can’t have a conversation about greenhouse gas emissions and the environment without first addressing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Why? Because not only is the current generation of biofuels failing to deliver promised environmental benefits, it’s actually working against those goals.

GlobalWarming.org: Another Study Debunks RFA/Vilsack Claim Ethanol Reduced Gas Prices by $1.09/Gal

A new study by the Energy Research Policy Foundation, Inc. (EPRINC) further debunks the popular talking point of USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and the Renewable Fuel Association (RFA) that ethanol reduced gasoline prices by $0.89/gal in 2010 and $1.09/gal in 2011.

GlobalWarming.org: MIT Study Debunks RFA/Vilsack Claims on Ethanol, Gas Prices

When motor fuel prices increase by up to $1.09/gal nationwide over a 10-year period, refiners increase output and take advantage of this opportunity to sell more of their product at higher prices. In the process, supply would come back into balance with demand, pushing fuel prices down.