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  • EPA Mandates Renewable Fuel Levels Above 10 Percent Blend Wall

  • May 24, 2016

  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the legal authority to modify the Renewable Fuel Standard mandate levels if the legislated requirements are not attainable. When Congress passed the levels of renewable fuels in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, it was expected that gasoline demand would continue to increase, so they mandated an increasing level of renewable fuels to match the increased levels of motor fuel demand expected. However, gasoline demand has actually fallen during recent years, making the levels Congress mandated non-attainable and unnecessary. Last November, the Environmental Protectio...
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the legal authority to modify the Renewable Fuel Standard mandate levels if the legislated requirements are not attainable. When Congress passed the levels of renewable fuels in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, it was expected that gasoline demand would continue to increase, so they mandated an increasing level of renewable fuels to match the increased levels of motor fuel demand expected. However, gasoline demand has actually fallen during recent years, making the levels Congress mandated non-attainable and unnecessary. Last November, the Environmental Protectio... Read More
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