Ten years ago, on December 19, 2007, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) into law and thus expanding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The RFS was not only sold as a policy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase energy security, but also…
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 to the Energy & Commerce Committee on the GHG emissions from the RFS corn ethanol mandate, the possibility of future emission increases from proposed RFS implementation strategies, and the steps that EPA or Congress can take to avoid those emissions increases going forward.
Clean Air Task Force offered comments in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s draft document titled, “Biofuels and the Environment: Third Triennial Report to Congress (External Review Draft).”