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GLRPPR Sector Resource: EPA Lifecycle Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Renewable Fuels

Title:
EPA Lifecycle Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Renewable Fuels

Abstract:
Ass part of proposed revisions to the National Renewable Fuel Standard program (commonly known as the RFS program), EPA analyzed lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from increased renewable fuels use. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) establishes new renewable fuel categories and eligibility requirements. EISA sets the first U.S. mandatory lifecycle GHG reduction thresholds for renewable fuel categories, as compared to those of average petroleum fuels used in 2005. The regulatory purpose of the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions analysis is to determine whether renewable fuels meet the GHG thresholds for the different categories of renewable fuel.

URL:
http://www.epa.gov/OTAQ/renewablefuels/420f09024.pdf

Source:
U.S. EPA Office of Transportation & Air Quality

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
May 2009

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