Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act establishes LCFS for aviation fuel


Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., on Nov. 18 introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, a bill that aims to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and help the aviation sector reduce carbon emissions.
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Senate hearing addresses Forest Health and Biomass Energy Act


A county official from Arizona offered testimony in favor of the Forest Health and Biomass Energy Act during a Senate hearing held Nov. 18. The bill aims incentivize the removal of dangerous overgrowth in forests.
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EPA: 1.56 billion RINs generated in October


The U.S. EPA has released data showing nearly 1.56 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in October, down from 1.73 billion generated during the same month of last year.
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Wood pellets can help Biden administration reach climate goals


FutureMetrics LLC published a white paper in mid-November describing how co-firing sustainably produced wood pellets at existing power stations can help the Biden administration meet its climate goals.
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Alliance for Green Heat urges Biden to support wood heating


The Alliance for Green Heat congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their 2020 presidential victory and welcome their commitment to scale up renewable energy and energy efficiency.
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UK 10-point plan addresses SAF, move to zero-emissions vehicles


The U.K. government on Nov. 18 issued its 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution, which addresses sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and an accelerated phase-out of the sale of new gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles.
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EU seeks comments on review of RED II, biomass sustainability


The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the EU's review of its Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) focused on aligning RED II targets with the European Green Deal and a review of sustainability criteria for for forest biomass.
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EPA: 6 more SRE petitions filed, 58 now pending


The U.S. EPA released updated SRE data on Nov. 19, reporting that six additional SRE petitions have been filed with the agency, including one for RFS compliance year 2019 and five for compliance year 2020.
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Quebec’s green economy plan addresses RNG, bioenergy


The government of Quebec on Nov. 16 unveiled its 2030 Plan for a Green Economy. The plan focuses primarily on clean electricity, but also addresses the use of renewable natural gas (RNG) and bioenergy for heating.
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Bill forces EPA to act on RFS pathway, registration petitions


Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., on Nov. 18 introduced the Streamlining Advanced Biofuels Registration Act, which aims to force the U.S. EPA to act on outstanding RFS pathway and registration applications.
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