Growth Energy Responds to National Wildlife Federation Report

WASHINGTON, DC – Growth Energy, the coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, issued the following statement in response to a National Wildlife Federation report that proposes eliminating or reducing public policy that supports existing renewable fuels, such as low-carbon, renewable ethanol.

“The science proves that grain ethanol is 59 percent cleaner than gasoline, creates U.S. jobs and strengthens our national and economic security. The National Wildlife Federation report suggests we wait for a “someday” fuel that is decades away from the marketplace, but we need more low carbon fuel, like ethanol, in the marketplace today,” said Growth Energy Director of Public Affairs Chris Thorne.

“Ethanol is the only widely-available and commercially-viable alternative we have to gasoline refined from oil. Ethanol creates U.S. jobs, cleans the air, strengthens national security – and best of all, it is here right now. Every day, ethanol producers are developing technological improvements to increase efficiency, reduce water use, and boost the amount of energy derived from corn kernels or from cellulosic biomass. Ethanol is not a “someday” fuel. It is the renewable, clean-burning alternative we have to gasoline today.”

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About Growth Energy

Growth Energy is a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy. Growth Energy members recognize America needs a new ethanol approach. Through smart policy reform and a proactive grassroots campaign, Growth energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and creating American jobs at home. More information can be found at