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Changing the Renewable Fuel Standard

Edgeworth works with companies and regulators to measure and analyze energy industry data, helping clients evaluate and measure trade issues, environmental impact, risk assessment, supply and demand challenges, and strategic development.

In 2017 Edgeworth published a report—commissioned by Growth Energy, an organization leading the effort to increase awareness of ethanol—evaluating the economic arguments from a number of companies and industry groups petitioning the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to change the rules governing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), as well as the EPA’s responses in its proposed denial to these petitions. Edgeworth’s analysis further provided independent opinions regarding the economic issues at stake.

The report was an adjunct to Growth Energy’s detailed comments submitted to the EPA on February 22, 2017. Growth Energy’s comments and the Edgeworth analysis detailed how a shift in point of obligation would be detrimental to growing the renewable fuels marketplace and would ultimately undermine an energy policy that has cut oil imports and reduced transportation-related emissions.

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