COMMENT: Obstacles bedevil EISA’s RFS biofuels mandate

Is it possible for 36 billion gal/year of renewable fuels to be produced in 15 years, and if so, would it bring energy independence and security to the US?In this election year, the public is being offered numerous solutions to the energy problems that the US and the world must address.One such proposal being actively promoted is to replace transportation fuels refined from imported oil with fuels such as biodiesel, bioethanol, and other advanced biofuels.Often presented in the popular media and in political discourse is the notion that one of the most effective strategies to reduce our national dependence on imported oil is to have large quantities of biofuels produced from things that g...

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