EPA Proposes New Regulations for Renewable Fuel Standard to Implement Requirements of EISA; GHG Reduction and Indirect Land Use Change Effects Included
Green Car Congress
MAY 5, 2009
EPA’s draft results suggest that biofuel-induced land use change can produce significant near-term GHG emissions; however, displacement of petroleum by biofuels over subsequent years can “pay back” earlier land conversion impacts. Example of results from EPA lifecycle analyses in the NPRM.