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Join the Online Discussion at on Two New Papers Related to the Renewable Fuel Standard Commissioned by the Bipartisan Policy Center

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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 RFS.

This week, BPC has partnered with in a series of online discussions on these papers. Join the discussion and share your views on the RFS at In order to submit your view, please register to join’s group of experts here.

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 on technology, infrastructure, policy and law. Today, BPC released the final two papers in the series:

BPC is releasing these papers as they were presented to us. The findings and opinions expressed in these background papers are solely those of the authors. BPC takes no position on the findings nor conclusions developed in these papers; they do not necessarily represent the views of BPC staff or the RFS advisory group.

Members of BPC’s advisory group are biofuels stakeholders who believe that reforming, but not repealing, the RFS is an important and achievable near-term policy goal. BPC and the advisory group will consider both legislative and regulatory reform options for the RFS, and although the advisory group’s deliberations inform BPC’s development of policy options, the stakeholders are not expected to endorse any of the options.

Join the conversation online today at seeks individuals substantively engaged in energy-related fields who can contribute to a meaningful energy policy dialogue. Register to join’s group of experts here. Engage on Twitter using – @BPC_Bipartisan, #BPCenergy.

Rosemarie Calabro Tully
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(202) 641-6209 | @RCalabroTully
2014-03-18 00:00:00