White Paper- Why Policy Matters. (May2015)
Paper addressing the multiple benefits of biofuel and why effective implemention of the RFS and stable tax policy are essential to fostering continued biofuel development.
ACORE Comments on USEPA 2014-2016 Renewable Volume Obligations under Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). (Late September – Early October)
Letters to Senate Finance Committee & House Ways & Means Committee - Commenting on tax reform proposals (When proposals released)
Letters to Senate and House Committees - Supporting biofuel industry and effective Implementation of RFS (For relevant hearings)
Communicate the Facts about Biofuels and EVs and Discredit the Myths (Ongoing)
Pushbacks against misinformation and proactive efforts to share the facts about issues including:
- Fuel does not compete with food
- Biofuels reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- The renewable fuel standard (RFS) does not interfere with a free market but opens up highly regualted market to competition
- There is a sufficient supply of biofuel to meet the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS)
Formal Comments & Letters to Public Officials
ACORE White Paper: Co-Location Requirements Under the RFS Impede Advanced Biofuel Development. May 18, 2015
Coalition Letter on Section 526 of NDAA. November 13, 2014.
Comments on Oregon Clean Fuels Program Phase 2 rule. November 7, 2014.
OpEds, Blogs & Press Releases
OurEnergyPolicy.org: What's Next for the RFS? May 5, 2015.
Pushback Against Koch Brother’s Attack on RFS. April 17, 2015.
Blog: Fueling America: Imperium Renewables and the Biodiesel Industry. February 9, 2015.
Kansas Star Letter on Biofuels. October 3, 2014.
The Future Is Now! Poet-DSM's Project LIBERTY. September 4, 2014.
Carbon Capture and Utilization. Algenol. August 12, 2014.
Pushback Against Nebraska Corn Stover Study
OpEd in Tribune Review: Biofuels Push Back. May 7, 2014.
Statement from ACORE President & CEO, Michael Brower, on Passage of 2014 Farm Bill. ACORE. February 4, 2014.
Blog: USEPA Sending Mixed Messages on Climate Change. February 3, 2014.
FACTSHEET: Despite intense policy uncertainty, advanced biofuels reached an inflection point in 2014, spurring sustainable economic growth and reducing our reliance on foreign oil. Energy Fact Check (EFC).
FACTSHEET: The Renewable Fuel Standard creates jobs, lowers gasoline prices, and fights climate change. The EPA’s proposal to lower biofuel volume requirements will harm a thriving American industry. Energy Fact Check (EFC).
The Outlook for Renewable Energy in America. March 28, 2014.
Transportation Industry Review. July 2013.