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Cuts to the Renewable Fuel Standard Would Hurt San Diego’s Biofuel Industry

By Roy L Hales

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to reduce renewable fuel standard (RFS) by almost 3 billion gallons in 2014. In their press release, the EPA explained that this was a response to a drop in gasoline consumption which meant that there was also a glut of ethanol (the “E10 blend wall”), but less than half of the proposed reduction would be ethanol. A third of the amount is advanced biofuels,  such as the algal biofuels being produced by San Diego based companies. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy maintains that Biofuels are still “a key part of the Obama Administration’s ‘all of the above’ energy strategy,” but the Renewable Fuels Association suggests “EPA is proposing to place the nation’s renewable energy policy in the hands of the oil companies.” Cuts to the Renewable Fuel Standard Would Hurt San Diego’s Biofuel Industry Continue reading Cuts to the Renewable Fuel Standard Would Hurt San Diego’s Biofuel Industry