Media: Governor’s Council on Biofuels Submits Recommendations for Growing Industry (EINPresswire)
Nov 3, 2020
CEE's Director of Policy and External Affairs Mike Bull has been appointed to the Governor's Council on Biofuels to assist in creating a consensus report of steps for the MN legislature to follow in order to grow the Minnesota biofuels industry.
From EIN Presswire:
The Governor’s Council on Biofuels has given Gov. Tim Walz its consensus report on the steps needed to grow Minnesota’s biofuels industry and get the state back on track to meet renewable energy goals.
Walz charged the 15-member council to recommend policies to accelerate achievement of Minnesota’s biofuels and greenhouse gas reduction goals. The group worked over the past nine months to find ways to achieve this that help farmers, rural communities, the natural environment, and economically disadvantaged populations.
“I am a longtime supporter of biofuels because they are good for both our environment and our economy. A strong biofuels industry in Minnesota not only provides good-paying jobs and helps our economy grow, but it also aids in reducing harmful greenhouse gases,” said Governor Tim Walz. “I am grateful for the work of each member of the Council, and I look forward to reviewing the full set of recommendations.”
The Council’s recommendations (pdf) include accelerating the state’s move toward 15% ethanol content in gasoline; adopting a Low Carbon Fuel Standard; increasing biofuels use in the state fleet; increasing public understanding and marketing of biofuels; and developing advanced biofuels.
”Gov. Walz, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and Commissioner Petersen convened us to ensure that Minnesota homegrown biofuels play a vital role in Minnesota’s response to the climate challenge,” said Mike Bull, director of policy and external affairs at the Center for Energy and Environment, and a member of the council. “I’m thankful for their leadership and grateful to my fellow council members for our good work together."...