Policy

August 19, 2016

US EPA commits to meeting statutory RFS reporting requirements

BY Erin Voegele On Aug. 18, the U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General published a report finding that two of the agency's offices have not complied with certain statutory reporting and analysis requirements concerning the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

August 17, 2016

Truck stop association against redefining obligated party in RFS

BY Erin Voegele The National Association of Truck Stop Operators has issued a statement opposing efforts to move the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) from refiners and importers to rack sellers, a position supported by oil lobby AFPM. READ MORE

August 10, 2016

Sustainability certifications 'not fully reliable' says EU court

BY Ron KotrbaA recent report from an EU court says achievement of the 10 percent transport target may be questionable as statistics might be overestimated because member states could report biofuels as sustainable when its sustainability was not verified READ MORE

August 09, 2016

Big Oil petitions US EPA to redefine obligated party under RFS

BY Erin Voegele Big Oil's industry association AFPM filed a petition for rulemaking with EPA asking the agency to move the point of obligation under the RFS to the owner of hydrocarbons at the rack, which is the same point where fuel excise taxes are are collected. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

40 US senators call for higher biodiesel targets in RFS

BY The National Biodiesel Board Forty U.S. senators from across the country called on the EPA July 21 to strengthen biodiesel volumes in the pending renewable fuel standard (RFS) proposal. The EPA proposed 2.1 billion gallons for 2018, but the senators are pushing for 2.5 billion. READ MORE

July 14, 2016

40-plus groups call on Congress to end tax breaks for Big Oil

BY Ron KotrbaIn a letter to U.S. legislators, a diverse coalition of environmental, veterans, labor, renewable fuels and social justice groups is challenging Congress to repeal nearly $4 billion a year in taxpayer subsidies given to Big Oil. READ MORE

July 13, 2016

Bill intro'd in Senate to reform, extend tax credit through 2019

BY Ron KotrbaA bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate to extend the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit through 2019 and restructure the incentive from a blenders credit to a domestic production credit. The bill mirrors House legislation introduced in May. READ MORE

July 12, 2016

NBB's RFS comments: Proposal fails to build on industry's success

BY The National Biodiesel Board The U.S. EPA is significantly underestimating biodiesel's capacity to deliver more advanced biofuel to U.S. consumers in the coming years, the National Biodiesel Board said in public comments on a pending renewable fuels proposal. READ MORE

July 11, 2016

Hawaii Gov. Ige signs renewable fuels production tax credit

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies Pacific Biodiesel President Robert King attended in early July the formal signing of the Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit by Hawaii Gov. David Ige, a long-awaited incentive for biofuels producers in the state. The credit takes effect in 2017. READ MORE