The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s emergency waiver allowing fuel marketers to sell E15 during the summer this year is causing a bit of a hubbub.
Purportedly intended to offer consumers a lower-price gasoline amid soaring fuel prices, the waiver has garnered a lot of attention, with many folks weighing in on the pros and cons. This is largely because to what extent E15 should be sold long-term remains one of the most important issues facing the fueling industry.
With that in mind, we encourage everyone involved in the sale of E15 to learn more about the issue in order to form your own opinions.
For your consideration, here are some respected authorities on the matter, as well as a few resources that reflect the spectrum of opinions.
Respected E15 Experts
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Renewable Fuels Association
Recent News & Reports
Eight Midwest States Request Permanent Waiver to Sell E15 Fuel Year-Round
Iowa Governor Signs E-15 Requirement Bill into Law
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences “Environmental Outcomes of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard”
Ethanol and Corn Markets: Impact from the E15 Gasoline Waiver
Engineering Explained: America Was Wrong About Ethanol — Study Shows
At Bioenergy Crossroads, Should Corn Ethanol Be Left in the Rearview Mirror?
Several states have asked the EPA to make the year-round sale of E15 a permanent change. That notwithstanding, several states would still need to take actions to adopt the year-round sale of E15, which would make a uniform, national approach to E15 unlikely.