Biden Announces Commitment to RFS
Democratic presidential nominee says Biden-Harris Administration will promote and advance renewable energy, ethanol and other biofuels
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Aug. 25 issued a statement describing his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard and criticizing the Trump Administration’s administration of the program, reports Ethanol Producer Magazine.
"Those waivers severely cut ethanol production, costing farmers income and ethanol plant workers their jobs," Biden said. "Now, President Trump refuses to announce the 2021 renewable fuel production levels until after the election, leaving farmers concerned of further cuts to production. The Renewable Fuel Standard marks our bond with our farmers and our commitment to a thriving rural economy.
"A Biden-Harris Administration will promote and advance renewable energy, ethanol, and other biofuels to help rural America and our nation’s farmers, and will honor the critical role the renewable fuel industry plays in supporting the rural economy and the leadership role American agriculture will play in our fight against climate change."