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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
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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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Rick Santorum: Refiners Attack President Trump at Their Peril

Submitted by on January 3, 2018 – 8:39 pmNo Comment

by Rick Santorum (Washington Examiner/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  … But some petroleum companies seem to be taking their influence for granted, and that could prove their undoing with a White House that is known for drawing a clear line between friends and foes.

Most recently, a few refiners have begun smearing the president and his allies in Congress for refusing to abandon the Renewable Fuel Standard, which protects U.S. production of biofuels made from agricultural crops, farm waste, and even used cooking oil. 

These refiners claim that allowing homegrown energy to compete at the fuel pump is too great a burden. A quick look their bottom line show that is simply not true. After the most recent quarter, Bloomberg reported that “oil refiners found themselves floating on a sea of cash.”

Moreover, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that starch-based ethanol cuts emissions by 43 percent, while research shows that cellulosic biofuels can cut emissions by 100 percent or more. It’s a win-win for America’s economy and the environment.

Thanks to the RFS, billions of dollars have been invested into making America the global leader in biofuel production, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs and shielding drivers against price manipulation by OPEC and Russia.

The petroleum market is not a free market. Global prices are under the direct influence of a foreign cartel, and oil companies still control the distribution and sales of motor fuel. In this environment, the RFS ensures that consumers benefit from real competition,  ….  Ethanol costs less than gasoline and it replaces costly additives, providing a high-performance octane boost without the expense of toxic alternatives like benzene.  READ MORE

FISCHER NOT DIGGING CRUZ RFS PROPOSAL (Politico’s Morning Energy)

 

Excerpts from Politico’s Morning Energy:  Sen. Deb Fischer, one of the few hearty legislators undaunted by Thursday’s deep freeze and still at the Capitol, told reporters she was “not super excited about” Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposal to change the Renewable Fuel Standard. Cruz staffers passed a proposal to the White House last month that would hold down biofuel credit prices to 10 cents, and shift sales of the credits to EPA. Sen. Chuck Grassley said before the break that corn-state senators would meet to discuss the proposal, but Fischer said nothing had materialized yet.  READ MORE

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