MFU supports strengthening Renewable Fuel Standard
ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Dec. 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposal calling for increased use of biofuels in the nation’s fuel supply over the next three years.
The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Set proposal requests public input on required volumes of biofuel for the next one to three years and on a series of modifications to the program.
“With this proposal, EPA seeks to provide consumers with more options while diversifying our nation’s energy mix,” said EPA Administrator Micheal S. Regan in a news release. “EPA is also focused on strengthening the economics of our critical energy infrastructure, needed to maintain and boost our energy security. We’re eager to continue the dialogue on how biofuels can bolster U.S. energy security, protect consumers from high fuel costs, strengthen the rural economy, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
“Minnesota has long been a leader in the production of renewable fuels and RFS Set proposal from the Biden-Harris administration is a great way to expand biofuel usage,” said Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU). “As I often say, renewable fuels are a win-win-win-win. They provide a market for family farmers, jobs in rural communities, lower-cost fuel at the pump and cleaner air for all. MFU also supports the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act co-authored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar to allow year-round E15 sales.”
A virtual public hearing on the RFS Set proposal will be held Jan. 10, 2023.
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