Country:United States
Year:2008; updated 2010
Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2008; updated 2010
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Bioenergy
Agency:US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Legal References:Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Title II, Subtitle A, Sec. 210 Clean Air Act, Sec. 211

Transportation fuel sold or introduced into commerce in the US that is produced from facilities constructed after December 2007 will be treated as a renewable fuel only if it achieves at least a 20% reduction in life-cycle GHG emissions compared to baseline life-cycle GHG emissions. For calendar years 2008 and 2009, any ethanol plant that is fired with natural gas, biomass, or any combination thereof will be deemed to be in compliance with the 20% reduction requirement of Section 210 of EISA 2007 and Section 211 of the Clean Air Act. This requirement is implemented through EPA finalising regulations (as of February 2010) for the National Renewable Fuel Standard Program for 2010 and beyond.

This record is superseded by:Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)

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