March 05, 2021

Washington House passes bill to establish Clean Fuels Standard

BY Erin VoegeleThe Washington House of Representatives on Feb. 27 voted 52 to 46 to pass H.B. 1091, a bill that aims to establish a state-wide Clean Fuels Standard. The legislation is currently pending in the Washington Senate. READ MORE

March 04, 2021

Oil groups urge Supreme Court to overturn SRE ruling

BY Erin VoegeleSeveral groups representing oil refining interests filed amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in late February and early March urging the court to overturn the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals January 2020 ruling on SREs. READ MORE

March 04, 2021

UK charges former biodiesel trader with fraud, money laundering

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Serious Fraud Office on Feb. 25 announced it has charged biodiesel trader Gianni Rivera with fraud and money laundering in connection with an investigation launched in December 2018 concerning the sustainable fuel sector. READ MORE

March 03, 2021

Biofuel infrastructure, GHG modeling bills introduced in House

BY Erin VoegeleCo-chairs of the House Biofuels Caucus on March 3 introduced two pieces of legislation that aim to expand access to higher biofuel blends and fully recognize the environmental benefits of renewable fuels. READ MORE

March 02, 2021

CLEAN Future Act includes RFS, renewable energy provisions

BY Erin VoegeleHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce democrats on March 2 introduced the CELAN Future Act, which sets a goal to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. The bill includes provisions related to the RFS and bioenergy. READ MORE

March 02, 2021

Bill funds tax credit that could benefit biofuel, CCS projects

BY Erin VoegeleSens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Joe Manchin, D-W.V., on March 1 introduced the American Jobs in Energy Manufacturing Act of 2021, which aims to incentivize domestic manufacturing of advanced energy technologies. READ MORE

February 26, 2021

REG produces record 519 million gallons of biofuel in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleRenewable Energy Group Inc. released fourth quarter financial results on Feb. 25, reporting the company produced a record volume of biofuel in 2020. Company officials also detailed adjustments it is making to correct an error related to fuel blending READ MORE

February 26, 2021

Senate conforms Granholm as secretary of energy

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Senate on Feb. 25 voted 64 to 35 to confirm Jennifer Granholm as secretary of energy. Granholm, a former two-term governor of Michigan, was sworn in later that day. She is the second woman to lead the DOE. READ MORE

February 25, 2021

EPA: 1.4 billion RINs generated in January

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for January, reporting that more than 1.4 billion RINs were generated during the month, down from 1.57 billion generated during the same month of 2020. READ MORE