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-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.
-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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EPA Found a Carbon Rule It Can Like

Submitted by on October 16, 2017 – 11:44 amNo Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Sure EPA is proposing to roll back the Clean Power Plan, but that doesn’t mean all carbon rules are off the table: The agency is even now working on a rule to regulate carbon from jet engines, Pro’s Eric Wolff reports . The rule would implement an agreement struck by the International Civil Aviation Organization to increase jet efficiency and thereby reduce carbon emissions on international flights. The rule is crucial for Boeing, which needs federal agencies to certify its engines before it can sell aircraft overseas in 2020, when the agreement takes effect. “For Boeing, GE and Pratt and Whitney, it’s critical,” said Daniel Rutherford, marine and aviation program director for ICCT. “If they want to sell aircraft after 2020, they need this rule.”

A good sign for HFCs agreement? The ICAO agreement had the strong backing of industry, much as does an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to reduce use of global warming hydrofluorocarbons. “Without reading too much into it, the administration’s pending carbon emission rule for aircraft could be a positive sign for its eventual support of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol,” Francis Dietz, spokesman for the Air Conditioning Refrigeration, and Heating Institute, told ME. “Just as the ICAO agreement has the U.S. aircraft industry’s support, so too is Kigali strongly supported by U.S. manufacturers, who would like to see a unified, global phase down of HFC refrigerants rather than the hodgepodge of national, regional, and even state policies that would likely be the case without it.”  READ MORE

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