Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing to examine the status of advanced biofuels in the US. The message was clear: advanced biofuels grow the economy, lower gas prices and are good for the environment – and we need the RFS to keep it that way.
There’s a great story to be told in America today and it has to do with the cellulosic ethanol industry. Three major commercial scale cellulosic facilities are coming online this year, the product of years of innovation and hard work, buttressed by the Renewable Fuel Standard.
The President's proposal to cut back on renewable fuel in 2014 contradicts his rhetorical support for an "all of the above" energy policy. At the same time, progress toward clean, alternative fuels is a very real and undertold story.
UAW warns the EPA that if it carries out its proposed 2014 RFS requirements "high-skilled and specialized agricultural manufacturing jobs will be put at risk, thereby limiting the future growth of our manufacturing sector."