There have been advocates on both sides of the Renewable Fuel Standard debate calling for either outright repeal or holding firm on the existing requirements.
BPC had a very busy December to close out 2014. We welcomed Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and International Energy Agency Director Maria van der Hoeven for an in-depth review of U.S. energy policy, traveled to Ohio to discuss prospects for electoral reform with Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, and held events examining topics like mobile payments and the future of health information technology.
Scott McKee, senior policy analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center, explains why he believes the RFS should not be repealed and discusses the options lawmakers and the Obama administration have for improving the rule.
BPC released a menu of 40 policy options for reforming – not repealing – the Renewable Fuel Standard.
“Given the technical complexity and political intensity of the RFS debate, BPC decided to craft a set of detailed policy options rather than propose a single package of improvements,” BPC president Jason Grumet said in a statement.
“We found a lot of people were laying out lists of problems, and wanted to start discussing possible solutions,” BPC Senior Policy Analyst Scott McKee said hours before the report was released.
There have been strong advocates on both sides of the debate calling for either repeal of the RFS or holding firm on existing requirements. BPC chose to explore a middle ground where we think progress can be made to reform the program.
Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Energy Project published the final two commissioned background papers on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The papers present two separate law firms’ perspectives on the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to amend the…
The Bipartisan Policy Center released the first three of five papers it commissioned on the federal Renewable Fuels Standard. The papers are part of its effort to foster discussions on ways to reform the RFS, which was established by the…