U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard Should Be Informed by Environmental Impact

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U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard Should Be Informed by Environmental Impact

Posted by Brent Erickson
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 4:30pm
 
For the first time in the short history of the U.S. government’s Renewable Fuel Standard, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to decrease the total amount of renewable fuel required as part of the national supply, with a 41 percent cut to the advanced biofuel category.
 
But a study recently published by our organization found that EPA’s proposed reductions in biofuel use in 2014 would automatically increase use of petroleum and increase the associated emissions of greenhouse gases. In order to achieve lower emissions in 2014, compared to 2013, EPA must ensure an increase in biofuel use.
 
Keywords: Energy | Alternative Energy | EPA | Energy | Environment | Environmental Protection Agency | National Geographic | Renewable Energy | carbon dioxide emissions | climate change | energy efficiency

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