EPA Proposes Rule Changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), always a contentious topic, is once again in the spotlight. On October 3, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed rule change to RFS that aims to support further growth of the program. EPA will be accepting comments on the proposed rule, called the Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) rule, for sixty days following its publication in the Federal Register. 

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Briefing Recap: 

Public Attitudes about Climate Change and Clean Energy

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing discussing American perceptions of climate change as awareness and concern for its impacts continues to rise among the electorate. The latest polling indicates seven in ten Americans say climate change is happening, and a majority feel their member of Congress should be doing more to address this global issue.

The presentation delved into recent work from the polling sector, including what Americans really think about climate change policy, how mainstream reporting has adapted its coverage of climate issues over the years, and how voter attitudes towards climate change and clean energy may influence the 2016 election cycle. Polling trends at both the national and state level were discussed, as Dr. Edward Maibach explored the gap between the data and real-world experiences in measuring public opinion. Check out the briefing re-cap for a full summary.




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