The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has released an ‘infographic’ entitled “It’s Working” which provides a vivid depiction of how the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) and ethanol are reducing oil imports and saving Americans money at the pump.
ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings says the infographic’s attention-grabbing charts and statistics were an important part of the group’s recent DC fly-in and can be used to educate the media and general public about the benefits of ethanol. “We felt the need to create a unique and informative tool about what the RFS and ethanol are accomplishing during our fly-in. Sixty ACE members hand-delivered it to nearly 200 congressional offices and, based upon their feedback, the infographic enabled them to make a persuasive case about the need to keep the RFS intact,” said Jennings. “We encourage all grassroots ethanol supporters to make good use of this valuable resource by sharing it with their policymakers and local media.”
The infographic cites data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and other reliable third-parties and depicts noteworthy ethanol accomplishments since enactment of the RFS, including helping reduce oil imports and replace the need for 485 million barrels of imported oil, how U.S. ethanol production is greater than the gasoline which could be produced from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Bakken Shale Oil Formation, and proposed Keystone XL pipeline combined, and how ethanol helps save consumers money.
The image here is just part of the total infographic, which can be viewed in its entirety on the ACE website.