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House Committee Releases Climate Crisis Plan

The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis in the present day launched a complete plan titled “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America.”

The Climate Crisis Action Plan, launched as a majority workers report, acknowledges the position agriculture performs in offering priceless local weather and ecosystems advantages. Investing in American agriculture is one in all 12 pillars within the plan, recommending an elevated funding to assist the voluntary efforts of America’s farmers and ranchers to make use of local weather stewardship practices. The report additionally recommends setting local weather stewardship apply objectives throughout all U.S. farmland and incentivizing producers to include power effectivity and renewable power on-farm.

Biofuels teams are happy to see the inclusion of a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) within the suggestions.

“The Committee correctly points out that the LCFS policy model already has a proven track record and that renewable fuels have played a crucial role in achieving the objectives of the California LCFS,” stated Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “We also concur with the Committee’s position that high-octane, low-carbon fuels could deliver substantial carbon benefits at a low cost in the years ahead.”

RFA and the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) had been amongst a broad coalition of stakeholders that labored collectively to developed a framework and set of guiding rules for a Midwest LCFS program.

“The Select Committee’s report not only cites our Midwest Clean Fuel Policy framework as a positive example of progress, it also mirrors our recommendations to reflect the best-available science for lifecycle assessments and reward farmers and biofuel producers using climate-smart practices that reduce carbon emissions, store soil carbon, and reduce nitrous oxide emissions,” stated ACE CEO Brian Jennings.

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