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Upcoming Deliverables

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

Sign On Letter Calling on Iowa Ag Summit Speakers to Support Renewable Energy. March 4, 2015

Advanced Biofuel Coalition Sign On Letter Supporting FY16 Appropriations to DOE For Development of Drop-In Aviation and Marine Biofuels. March 3, 2015.
             ACORE Press Release. March 4, 2015.

Letter to Christopher Grundler, Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, USEPA, re: D3 RINS Market for Cellulosic Biofuels. January 21, 2015.

Coalition Letter on Section 526 of NDAA. November 13, 2014.

Sign On Letter Endorsing Volkswagen of America's Request for EPA to Issue the F Factor Guidance Letter. November 11, 2014.

Comments on Oregon Clean Fuels Program Phase 2 rule. November 7, 2014.

Comments on DOE’s Request for Information (RFI) on Biofuel Pathways. May 30, 2014.

Letter to Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry & Nutrition, Supporting a Hearing on Economic Benefits of Advanced Biofuels and Sharing ACORE RVO Comments.  April 7, 2014.

Letter to Senators Wyden, Hatch, Landrieu, Murkowski , Supporting Tax Extenders  Package, Including Biofuel Tax Credits. April 2, 2014.

Comments on USEPA’s 2014 Proposed Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program. January 24, 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.

Letter to Editor of New York Times re: “End the Ethanol Rip-Off,” by Robert Bryce (Op-Ed, March 10). by Robert Bryce (Op-Ed, March 10). March 20. 2015

National  Journal Policy Insider Discussion: Will the RFS Matter in 2016? March 12, 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.

ACORE Letter of Congratulations to Poet for Opening of Project Liberty. August 25, 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.

          Blog: When You Start with a Faulty Assumption, You End Up with a Faulty Conclusion:  
          The Problem with an Anti-Cellulosic Ethanol Study. 
April 24,  2014.

Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Expert Panel Discussion: The Most Important Legal and Policy Issue in Relation to the RFS. March 21, 2014.

Statement from ACORE President & CEO, Michael Brower, on Passage of 2014 Farm Bill. ACORE. February 4, 2014.

Attacks on the RFS, No Matter How Well Funded, Don't Stand Up to Scrutiny.  March 12, 2014.

Blog: USEPA Sending Mixed Messages on Climate Change. February 3, 2014.


Resources

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.

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