Oil Industry Report Ignores Climate Benefits of Biofuels

WASHINGTON, DC — After the release of another report from API-funded biofuel critic John DeCicco, Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy, issued the following statement:

“Overwhelmingly, objective research demonstrates that biofuels are among the best tools we have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat the effects of climate change. The latest attacks from John DeCicco and his sponsors in the oil industry reflect the same bogus arguments they have made for years, and policymakers aren’t going to be fooled. As the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has demonstrated, ethanol is an earth-friendly biofuel that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 34 percent over its lifecycle, while advanced biofuels can reduce emissions by 100 percent or more over conventional gasoline.

“This latest report is just another desperate attempt to discredit the nation’s most successful clean energy program. The Renewable Fuels Standard is bringing cleaner, more affordable options to the gas pump, and those biofuels have helped to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 110 million metric tons every year – the equivalent of taking nearly 20 million vehicles off the road. Ethanol also has helped save consumers as much as $0.50 to $1.50 per gallon. More bogus climate science from the oil industry can’t change that.”