WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor outlined the top federal priorities of the U.S. biofuel industry, highlighting critical steps policymakers must take to achieve the nation’s energy and climate goals.
“If we want to decarbonize the transportation sector, we must use all the tools in the toolbox – including plant-based biofuels like ethanol, which reduce carbon emissions by 46 percent compared to gasoline,” said Skor.
“Affordable for drivers, earth-friendly, and engine smart,” she noted, “biofuels are the most abundant and readily available climate solution to immediately reduce carbon emissions for cars on the road today.
“The research shows that our climate goals cannot be realized without harnessing the power of homegrown energy,” she added. “That’s why it is critical that policymakers ensure that our farmers and rural producers remain at the forefront of the nation’s efforts to accelerate our transition to a healthier, zero-emission, 100% renewable energy future.”
Specifically, Skor highlighted the association’s key priorities, focusing on opportunities for regulators and policymakers to promote cleaner fuel choices, reduce carbon emissions, and protect the environment. These include:
Restore Certainty to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS):
Eliminate Barriers to Higher Blends of Low-Carbon Ethanol:
Utilize Biofuels as a Low-Cost Pathway to Achieve Climate Goals:
“To build on the zero-carbon momentum driven by the Biden administration’s emphasis on climate change, addressing these priorities and utilizing biofuels is critical. We look forward to working with Congress and the White House to take these key steps toward a low-carbon future,” Skor said.
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