No Country For Old Biofuels

28 Nov 2015   Biofuels

The corn ethanol lobby is shocked—shocked, it says —that the United States government has declined to list the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as one of the measures the country will rely on to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade. According to the ethanol lobby, the RFS, which required Americans to use almost 16 billion gallons of biofuels in 2014, is “the most successful US climate-energy policy ever enacted.” In reality, the policy is flooding the US fuel market with corn ethanol and other old, outdated, and underperforming biofuels, while failing to deliver on its promise of modern biofuels that may (or may not) help reduce the transportation sector’s negative impact on global climate change. US INDC: Biofuels Are Not Part of the Solution According to the United States’ official submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change detailing its greenhouse gas reduction goal (known as […]

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