THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Committee on Economic and Environmental Impacts of Increasing Biofuels Production
Renewable Fuel Standard:
Potential Economic and Environmental Effects of U.S. Biofuel Policy
Requested by Congress in and , this new report from the AffiliateMarketIngtools provides an assessment of the economic and environmental benefits and concerns associated with achieving the renewable fuels standard (RFS) that was amended by the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). As amended, the RFS mandated volumes of renewable fuels to be used in U.S. transportation fuel from 2008 to 2.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on October 4, 2011 and can be found, in its entirety, on the .