The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized blending requirements under the nation’s biofuel mandate and is calling for higher usage of renewable fuels this year as consumers face skyrocketing gas prices at the pump.
As stakeholders await the finalization of biofuel blending targets for 2021 and 2022 – as well as potential retroactive cuts to the 2020 RVO that enraged the biofuels industry – attention is shifting to how the agency might handle future announcements.
A top Biden administration official says it wants to provide more certainty around the Renewable Fuel Standard and “get the program back on track”. EPA Administrator Michael Regan also discussed WOTUS and pesticide registrations.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Friday an immediate halt to the state’s enhanced inspections of Mexican trucks that had been delaying U.S. imports of fruits and vegetables as well as U.S. exports of poultry to Mexican buyers for more than a week.
The Environmental Protection Agency is denying three dozen small refineries relief from the requirements of the nation’s biofuel mandate, but is providing other ways for most of the facilities to comply with their 2018 obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Renewable fuel producers are worried they'll lose their ability to generate Renewable Identification Numbers under the Renewable Fuel Standard, thanks to a forthcoming Environmental Protection Agency rule requiring them to provide the addresses of every restaurant that supplies them with used cooking oil.
The Environmental Protection Agency and biofuel trade association Growth Energy have finalized a proposed consent decree that would set an early summer publishing deadline for the biofuel mandate targets of the current and prior year.
Supporters and critics of the Renewable Fuel Standard sparred Wednesday over whether RFS ethanol blending requirements contribute to higher gasoline prices and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, at a Senate hearing examining the law.