January 26, 2020

EPA Biofuels- RFS2; Biofuels- Ethanol Blend Rates; Climate Change; Doha; Food Security; and CFTC Issues

EPA Biofuels- RFS2- Background

Recall that last month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicated that, “The EPA is announcing a public hearing to be held for the proposed rule ‘Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Changes to Renewable Fuel Standard Program’ (the proposed rule is hereinafter referred to as ‘RFS2’), which will be published separately in the Federal Register. The hearing will be held in Washington, DC on June 9, 2009.”

In addition, the EPA will be “hosting a workshop to present details of its lifecycle greenhouse gas analysis for Proposed Revisions to the National Renewable Fuels Standard Program. The intent of the workshop is to help ensure a full understanding of EPA’s lifecycle analysis, the major issues identified and the options discussed. This workshop will help ensure that the Agency receives submission of the most thoughtful and useful comments to the proposal and that the best methodology and assumptions are used for calculating GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions impacts of fuels for the final rule.” This workshop will be held today and tomorrow in Washington, D.C.