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CATF Comments on USDA Ag-Climate Solicitation 2021
CATF input on appropriate approaches to biofuels, biomass power, and methane abatement in response to USDA’s 2021 solicitation for comments on agriculture and climate.
Biofuels, Indirect Land Use Change, and Global Warming Emissions
When the Renewable Fuel Standard, a biofuel consumption mandate, creates demand in the United States for ethanol and biodiesel, the agricultural sector responds by growing more of the crops that can be used to make biofuel—crops like corn and soybeans.
CATF Comments on EPA’s 2020/2021 RFS Volume Proposal
Comments by CATF to EPA highlighting the environmental damage associated with the production of RFS-mandated conventional biofuels.
Comments on EPA’s Proposal to Allow Year-Round Sales of E15
Two sets of comments developed by CATF and in conjunction with other organizations detail the technical and legal shortcomings of EPA’s proposal to allow the sale of E15 year-round, including during the summer ozone season.
CATF comments on biomass and BSER in ACE proposal
CATF and three other organizations oppose the use of biomass co-firing as a compliance option for reducing GHG from coal-fired power plants under EPA’s proposed “Affordable Clean Energy” Rule.
CATF Feedback to the EU Consultation on High- and Low-Indirect Land Use Change Biofuels
Comments by CATF encouraging the European Union to adopt more stringent restrictions on the use of food-based biofuels and other high-emitting biofuels.
Comments on the treatment of biomass-based power generation in EPA’s Proposed ACE Rule
CATF and eight other organizations urge EPA to withdraw its proposal to treat the combustion of biomass from managed forests as carbon neutral.
Comments on 2019/2020 RFS Volume Proposal
Two sets of comments from CATF and a coalition of national and international public interest groups on the Renewable Fuel Standard’s Renewable Volume Obligations for 2019/2020. In both the full comments (six groups) and the abridged comments (18 groups), we urge EPA to reduce the proposed consumption requirements for environmentally-damaging…