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Is the Renewable Fuel Standard program helpful or hurtful?

August 30, 2016Bloomberg Government

Bloomberg Government’s First Word Energy team publishes a daily newsletter of top stories affecting the energy market. CVR Energy’s Chief Executive Officer Jack Lipinski and Brooke Coleman, Executive Director of the Advanced Biofuels Business Council recently shared their views on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance program.

Another billionaire bailout?

Written by Brooke Coleman, Executive Director of the Advanced Biofuels Business Council. An excerpt:

When Carl Icahn talks about markets, people listen. So when the Wall Street billionaire called the renewable fuel credit markets that underpin the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) “rigged” and threatened to get political with SuperPAC money to make the point, it didn’t go unnoticed.

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Setting the record straight: The real issue with the renewable fuel standard program is the blender loophole

Written by Jack Lipinski, Chief Executive Officer of CVR Energy. An excerpt:

I read with great interest the opinion column written by Mr. Brooke Coleman, executive director of the Advanced Biofuels Business Council, which was published by Bloomberg Government on Aug. 24, 2016. What surprises me most is Mr. Coleman’s complete lack of understanding of the great damage that is being caused by flaws in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance program.

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