7/13/2020
Growth Energy Testifies on Low-Carbon Ethanol and EPA Test Fuels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley offered testimony during a virtual public hearing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) test protocols for U.S. fuels. The agency is currently updating Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards to reflect the modern transition to higher blends of […]

7/8/2020
Growth Energy Urges EPA to Examine Real-World Data on Ethanol’s Air Quality Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Growth Energy submitted comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “anti-backsliding” report on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The draft study, required by the Clean Air Act and released in May 2020 as part of a consent decree reached in February 2019, omitted critical data on the environmental advantages of […]

7/2/2020
Growth Energy Urges EPA to Combat Particulate Emissions with Low-Carbon Ethanol

WASHINGTON, D.C. –This week, Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the agency’s review of the national ambient air quality standards for particulate matter (PM NAAQS). In his comments, Bliley noted that, “Through multiple rulemakings at EPA over the last decade including those on […]

7/2/2020
Growth Energy Welcomes House Opposition to Retroactive Biofuel Exemptions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor today welcomed a letter from 32 House lawmakers calling on the White House to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject retroactive oil industry exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “Rural communities are done playing regulatory games with the oil industry,” said Emily Skor. “We’ve […]

6/30/2020
Growth Energy Applauds Update to Iowa Tax Differential for Biofuel Blends

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy, the nation’s largest ethanol association, today welcomed enactment of legislation extending and modernizing Iowa tax incentives for higher biofuel blends. Signed today by Governor Kim Reynolds, the new law reduces the per-gallon excise tax on E15 and higher ethanol blends and B11 and higher biodiesel blends through 2026. “The tax update offers a welcome source of market certainty […]

6/30/2020
House Climate Action Report Recognizes Biofuels as a Solution to Decarbonizing Transportation Sector

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis issued an action plan to build a clean energy economy in the U.S. Growth Energy appreciates the Committee’s inclusion of biofuels as an important component of a comprehensive plan to decarbonize the transportation sector. “The evidence is clear that biofuels offer […]

6/29/2020
Growth Energy Champions Ethanol Blends in EPA Update to Fuel Regs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley submitted written comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposed “Fuels Regulatory Streamlining Rule.” On behalf of the nation’s largest renewable fuel organization, Bliley welcomed the agency’s efforts to “reduce burdensome and duplicative requirements on fuels” while cautioning […]

6/29/2020
Growth Energy Cheers Governors’ Biofuels Coalition Opposition to Gap Year Exemptions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor today thanked the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, which issued a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The governors noted, “Approving prior-year SREs in this manner ignores the court’s decision and congressional intent and will severely […]

6/25/2020
Growth Energy Thanks Senate Leaders for Rejecting Retroactive Exemptions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanked 16 senators, led by Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who drafted a bipartisan letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rejecting retroactive oil industry exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In their letter, the senators note, “These petitions should […]

6/24/2020
Growth Energy Submits Comments on Growing Climate Solutions Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor submitted comments to the record for today’s U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry hearing on the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which aims to accelerate innovations in climate-friendly farming. “With many states and localities increasingly exploring public policy options to lower carbon emissions, the use of biofuels can immediately contribute […]


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I’m proud to stand up for our farmers and producers as a @GrowthEnergy Biofuels Champion. Our biofuels provide good-paying jobs and the clean energy that keeps America running — when they’re strong, Iowa is strong. #IA01 https://t.co/96cepXXW0T

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Representative @daveloebsack took time to advocate for biofuels in the House Committee for Energy and Commerce yesterday. We need oversight like this to ensure gap-filings from the oil industry don't become another source of harm for our producers. Thank you, Congressman! https://t.co/JRDYxzgq67

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One of the biofuel industry's greatest allies in Congress over the last two years has been @RepFinkenauer, and Growth Energy CEO @EmilySkor sat down with her recently as part of our Biofuels Champions Series. Keep up the good work, Congresswoman! youtu.be/7La8pHuKyVc

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I spoke with @GrowthEnergy about the need for everyone to understand just how important renewable fuels are for Iowa's farmers and our nation. WATCH: https://t.co/Ik7Eu4Iry0

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