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Bipartisan Policy Center Releases Three Commissioned Papers Related to the Renewable Fuel Standard

[February 4,, 2014] the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Energy Project published three of five commissioned background papers on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The remaining two, which are two separate law firms’ perspectives on the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to amend the RFS, will be released by the end of February. Throughout the course of this year, BPC is working to foster constructive dialogue and action on reforming the RFS. As mentioned when the effort first launched, BPC is convening a diverse RFS advisory group to discuss opportunities for reform, hosting public workshops to solicit broad input, and ultimately publishing viable policy options based, in part, on the advisory group’s deliberations. As part of this effort, BPC has commissioned a series of background papers on various RFS topics. These papers are targeted at a broad audience that includes not only BPC’s advisory group, but also policymakers, industry, and the public, with the intent to educate and inform the wider debate surrounding this issue. Given a topic as complex as the RFS, these papers cover multiple issues, providing a focused view from the perspectives of technology, infrastructure, policy, and law… BPC released the first three of five background papers in the series:

  1. Technical Barriers to the Consumption of Higher Blends of Ethanol, by The International Council on Clean Transportation
  2. Petroleum and Renewable Fuels Supply Chain, by Stillwater Associates LLC
  3. Inventory of Federal Regulations Affecting Biofuels other than the Renewable Fuel Standard, by Van Ness Feldman”

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