The U.S. House welcomed President Obama’s return from the Paris climate change conference by passing a joint resolution to block the EPA from implementing its Clean Power Plan (CPP) to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants.
In an announcement that was welcomed by both the supporters and critics of ethanol as a renewable fuel, EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) said it intends to “begin preliminary research on lifecycle impacts of the EPA’s renewable fuel standard (RFS).”
Although it might seem obvious what renewable energy is, there is some debate about how renewable energy is defined, which has a definite effect on policy and regulation. What seems clear from various readings is that renewable energy does not include resources from fossil fuels or waste products from fossil fuel sources. According to the […]