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  • A ‘Made in Canada’ fuel standard?

    The government's decision to introduce new fuel economy standards that at least match recent US standards of 35 miles per gallon by 2020 has been criticized by both automakers and environmental groups alike. The auto industry feels the standards are too high and too soon; while some environmentalists believe they are not high enough and the process of curtailing auto emissions is moving too ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Renewable fuel standard increased for 2009

    The 2009 renewable fuel standard (RFS) will be 10.21 percent to ensure that at least 11.1 billion gallons of renewable fuels be blended into transportation gasoline. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) established the annual overall renewable fuel volume targets, reaching a level of 36 billion gallons in 2022. To achieve these volumes, EPA calculates a percentage-based ...

  • EPA proposes 2014 renewable fuel standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed for public comment the levels of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel as required by Congress under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Developed with input from the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture, the proposal seeks public input on annual volume requirements for renewable ...

  • EU weakens fuel efficiency standards for vans

    The automotive industry, backed by the governments of Germany, Italy and France has succeeded in severely weakening an EU law setting CO2 standards for new vans. The deal, agreed this evening at a behind-closed-doors meeting of representatives of the European Commission, Parliament and member states, will lead to higher fuel costs for millions of small businesses across Europe and runs counter to ...

  • EPA Proposes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing the 2013 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS2). The proposal announced today will be open for a 45-day public comment period and EPA will consider feedback from a range of stakeholders before the proposal is finalized. EPA continues to support the use of ...

  • California Governor Sets Low Carbon Fuel Standard

    SACRAMENTO, California (ENS) - Electric, hybrid and hydrogen vehicles got a power boost today as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an Executive Order establishing the world's first greenhouse gas standard for transportation fuels - the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Because greenhouse gas emissions 'pose a serious threat to the health of California's citizens and the ...

  • EPA proposes 2011 renewable fuel standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed the 2011 percentage standards for the four fuels categories under the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program, known as RFS2. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) established the annual renewable fuel volume targets, reaching an overall level of 36 billion gallons in 2022. To achieve these volumes, EPA ...

  • EPA Announces 2008 Renewable Fuels Standard

    Today, the EPA is setting a new renewable fuels standard (RFS) of 4.66 percent to meet the 2005 Energy Policy Act's mandate that at least 5.4 billion gallons of renewable fuels be blended into transportation gasoline in 2008. Based on the standard, each party determines the minimum volume of renewable fuel that it must ensure is used in its motor vehicle fuel. The standard for 2007 was 4.02 ...

  • New global standard for management of aviation fuel quality

    The Energy Institute (EI) and the Joint Inspection Group (JIG) have today (on November 14, 2013) published EI/JIG Standard 1530 Quality assurance requirements for the manufacture, storage and distribution of aviation fuels to airports (1st edition), representing a major step forward for the aviation fuel supply industry. EI/JIG Standard 1530 has been produced in response to the concern that there ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • EPA proposes 2011 renewable fuel standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the 2011 percentage standards for the four fuels categories under the agency"s Renewable Fuel Standard program, known as RFS2. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) established the annual renewable fuel volume targets, reaching an overall level of 36 billion gallons in 2022. To achieve these volumes, EPA calculates a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BIO Welcomes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard Rules

    The Renewable Fuel Standard continues to ensure that the U.S. fuel market will be open to advanced and cellulosic biofuels as producers ramp up production. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of proposed RFS rules and volume projections for 2013: “This is a pivotal year for cellulosic and advanced biofuels. ...

  • New standards in UK for hazardous fuel storage sites

    Oil and fuel depots across Britain must improve environmental and safety standards for the bulk storage of hazardous liquids, with the release of a new containment policy that comes in the wake of the Buncefield investigation. Developed in partnership with the oil and fuel industry by the Competent Authority (CA) for the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) – comprising the Environment ...

  • Nationwide Renewable Fuels Standard Begins Saturday

    WASHINGTON, DC, August 30, 2007 (ENS) - The nation's first renewable fuels standard, RFS, program is set to take effect on Saturday, September 1. Authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the program will require all motor vehicle fuels to contain an escalating percentage of ethanol, biodiesel or other fuels made from renewable sources. The program grants credit for both renewable fuels ...

  • EPA finalizes 2012 renewable fuel standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized the 2012 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS2). EPA continues to support greater use of renewable fuels within the transportation sector every year through the RFS2 program, which encourages innovation, strengthens American energy security, and ...

  • EPA finalizes 2011 renewable fuel standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the 2011 percentage standards for the four categories of fuel under the agency’s renewable fuel standard program, known as RFS2. The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) amended the Clean Air Act to greatly increase the total required volume of renewable fuels each year, reaching a level of 36 billion gallons in 2022. To ...

  • BIO Urges EPA and Congress to Stay the Course on the Renewable Fuel Standard

    Jim Greenwood, president & CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today issued the following statement in reaction to a letter sent by 156 Members of the House of Representatives to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, where they urged the EPA to reduce the federal Renewable Fuel Standard: “Some Members of Congress want to ...

  • EPA extends comment period for renewable fuel standard program

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is extending the comment period by 60 days on its proposed rule revising the national Renewable Fuel Standard program, commonly referred to as RFS2. The original comment period was to end on July 27, 2009 and will now end on September 25, 2009. The proposed rule would dramatically increase the volume requirements for renewable fuels, establish four ...

  • California appeals ruling blocking low-carbon fuel standard

    California appealed a ruling by a federal judge who blocked the state's low-carbon fuel standard after finding that it discriminates against out-of-state corn ethanol and crude oil and violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The judge's decision and a related court order blocks the state from enforcing rules discouraging refiners such as Chevron Corp. (CVX) and Tesoro ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Growth Energy and RFA to Hold Joint Press Conference on the Renewable Fuel Standard

     Following recent calls for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive the current volume goals of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) will be holding a joint press conference to discuss the current drought, ethanol production and the unnecessary calls to waive the RFS. Additionally, RFA and Growth Energy will discuss the built ...


    By Growth Energy

  • NPRA Calls on EPA to Reduce Unrealistic Renewable Fuel Standard

    The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association called on the Environmental Protection Agency today to reduce mandated volumes of cellulosic and advanced biofuels in gasoline and the total Renewable Fuel Standard this year. Gregory M. Scott, NPRA executive ...


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