Adopt GREET Act reintroduced


Adopt GREET Act reintroduced

U.S. Senators John Thune of South Dakota and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota have reintroduced their bipartisan bill that would require the EPA to update its greenhouse gas modeling for ethanol and biodiesel.

The so-called “GREET” bill would make the EPA adopt the Argonne National lab’s model (Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation) for both fuels and update it every five years OR report to Congress an assessment of the tool.

Thune says the legislation will more accurately reflect the emissions reductions achieved by biofuels.

Klobuchar says it’s critical that EPA’s decade old greenhouse gas modeling be fully updated to reflect the newest science and technology.

The bill has strong biofuels industry support and is cosponsored by Senators Tammy Baldwin, Dick Durbin, Joni Ernst, Chuck Grassley and Mike Rounds.