- To examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) management of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.
- The RFS dictates that a specific amount of renewable fuel must be mixed into transportation fuel sold in the United States. Ethanol is the most common ingredient blended in order to comply with RFS.
- Due to delays in issuing annual blending mandates, EPA must issue retroactive mandates.
- On November 30, 2015, EPA released the final renewal fuel volume obligations for the years 2014, 2015, 2016 simultaneously.
- For 2014, the total volume of renewable fuel blended into the national supply was 16.28 billion gallons.
- The final mandate for 2015 was 16.93 billion gallons, and 18.11 billion gallons for 2016.
Witnesses and testimonies
|Christopher Grundler||Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency||Document|
|John M. DeCicco, Ph.D.||Research Professor||University of Michigan Energy Institute||Document|
|Kelly Stone||Policy Analyst||ActionAid USA||Document|
|Wallace E. Tyner, Ph.D.||James and Lois Ackerman Professor||Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University||Document|
|Nicolas D. Loris||Herbert and Joyce Morgan Fellow||The Heritage Foundation||Document|