Media: Ethanol and electric vehicle advocates join forces on clean fuel plan (Energy News Network)

Mar 2, 2020

Exerpted from Energy News Network:

After years of fighting their own policy battles, ethanol and electric vehicle advocates are tentatively banding together against a shared enemy: fossil fuels ... In January, the coalition released a white paper outlining a concept known as a low-carbon fuel standard or clean fuels policy for the Midwest, which would reward fuels or technologies based on their lifecycle carbon emission reductions ...

... Collaboration between biofuels supporters and electric vehicle proponents has been rare, with both camps more often competing for limited attention and funding from policymakers. The proposal outlined in the report attempts to move past that tension with a fuel-agnostic approach to decarbonization ...

... "I know that biofuels aren’t always an easy topic for the clean energy and conservation communities,” said Mike Bull, a policy director at the Center for Energy and Environment in Minneapolis, but climate solutions need to benefit rural communities. “We need agricultural producers to see opportunity in this clean energy transition we’re in, and biofuels are a critical component to that.” ...

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