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Government Shutdown—What’s at Stake for RFS Reform

With the government shutdown, the rest of the country is left to bear the consequences of continued inaction. Reform to the ethanol mandate or RFS, which appeared to be moving forward, is now stalled with the rest of the government.

Reuters: Column-EPA offers palliative, not a cure, for RINsanity: Campbell

Eight months after the legal deadline the Obama Administration has released the 2013 Renewable Fuels Standard rule. More importantly it promised waivers next year that will supposedly keep this badly designed law from inflating gasoline prices.

Reuters: Column: Well intentioned but flawed, U.S. biofuel policy in need of change

As the blend wall approaches, the price of RINs skyrocketed from a few cents to around $1.40 per gallon of ethanol. RIN prices then declined sharply this week, to around $1.00, on hopes that the Obama Administration and Congress may be preparing to address the blend wall problem by easing the RFS.

Reuters: U.S. court says biofuel producers must face carbon emissions rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a three-year deferral put in place in 2011 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that temporarily exempted paper and wood product manufacturers and ethanol producers from curbing the release of greenhouse gases.

Reuters: EPA to issue ethanol use targets this summer

The RFS requires rising volumes of biofuels to be blended into U.S. gasoline and diesel supplies. Oil companies warn that the mandate could lead to fuel shortages and raise energy prices for consumers.

Reuters: Leading Democrat says US may not be able to meet biofuel targets

The chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Friday questioned whether the United States would be able to meet federal biofuel targets and pledged to take a closer look at the mandate's link to gasoline prices.

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.

Wall Street Journal: The Ethanol Gas-Pump Surcharge

With gas prices above $4 a gallon in many parts of the U.S., consumers have a right to know why. Crude oil prices have fallen by 1% since the end of February even as gas prices are up 12%. So higher oil prices aren't the answer. Blame this one, at least in part, on Washington and ethanol.

Reuters: Biofuels Cause Pollution, Not As Green As Thought – Study

Green schemes to fight climate change by producing more bio-fuels could actually worsen a little-known type of air pollution and cause almost 1,400 premature deaths a year in Europe by 2020, a study showed on Sunday.

Reuters: Analysis: Brazil Ethanol Returns to US as Biofuel Rules Pave Way

Brazilian ethanol is rushing back into the United States after a three-year ebb, drawn less by the severe drought that has inflated corn costs than by biofuel regulations that could more than triple next year's shipments.