Growth Energy welcomes adoption of GREET Act
The bill will require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use Argonne National Lab’s Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) Model for greenhouse gas modelling of ethanol, biodiesel, and all approved fuel pathways under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
“Biofuels are playing a crucial role in helping our nation meet our energy and climate goals,” said Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy.
“As a country, we can’t afford for renewable, affordable biofuels to be held back by outdated and inaccurate modelling.
“Years of rigorous, peer-reviewed research have shown that corn ethanol already cuts greenhouse gas emissions nearly in half compared to gasoline.
“Unfortunately, EPA’s outdated model fails to fully capture the enormous decarbonization potential of ethanol.
“Growth Energy and its members applaud Senators Thune and Klobuchar for sponsoring this commonsense legislation. It’s past time for the EPA to implement sound science and fully recognise biofuels’ outsized role in creating our clean energy future.”