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.
All eyes were on Iowa this weekend for the Iowa Agriculture Summit, with speculation flying around whether presidential hopefuls would bow to the pressure of Big Ethanol.
After taking a few days to review the letter Senators Markey (D-NH) and Boxer (D-CA) sent you regarding the EPA’s recommendation to lower the Renewable Fuel Standard, we’ve taken the liberty of making sure you had a version that aligns with reality.
In addition to discussing individual concerns, the SFF coalition presented OMB with a petition from nearly 13,000 SFF advocates calling for a lowered ethanol mandate.
Tthe Renewable Fuels Standard uses a combination of Renewable Identification Numbers and Renewable Volume Obligations for proper implementation. The system involves consumers, blenders and now traders on the open market, but it all stems from the RFS.