Final RFS rule a lot of trouble for little energy

08/09/2013
If Americans read the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule implementing the Renewable Fuels Standard for 2013 they’d understand why business people directly affected by the regulation want Congress to scrap the underlying law. To simplify, the law requires the impossible. It mandates sales of more conventional ethanol than the market needs—or soon will need. It requires far more cellulosic biofuel than anyone can produce. It stuffs requirements into confusing and overlapping categories—cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel. And it makes EPA sort out the mess. To EPA’s credit, the final rule for 2013, although months late when published Aug. 6, acknowledges two...
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