Back in May, the EPA put out its proposal for the new Renewable Fuels Standard… aka RFS-2… that got a lot of people talking about what is in the new standard.
Some of the biggest backers of some of the greenest fuels, ethanol and biodiesel, are worried RFS-2 will actually keep these mainstays of the renewables out of the program designed to promote those very same green energy sources.
During this edition of the Domestic Fuel Cast, we get comments from National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe and Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen about the comments they have just submitted to the EPA.
The biggest sticking point is the Indirect Land Use issue, which could charge American renewable fuels makers, especially biodiesel producers, with greenhouse gas emissions for something going on in another part of the world. Plus, Jobe and Dinneen say there are some issues with the baseline numbers and assumptions the EPA is using.
They believe that the RFS-2 can be corrected before it becomes law… if the EPA reads the thousands of comments the two organizations have submitted and heed what is being called common sense advice.
It’s a fascinating discussion, and you can hear more of it here: DFCast-10-02-09.mp3