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VEIC to Host Webinar on New Electricity Pathway in the Renewable Fuel Standard

Aug 15, 2014

VEIC is teaming up with the Union of Concerned Scientists, the International Council on Clean Transportation, and Sutherland to discuss the new Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) pathway for biogas generated electricity used in transportation on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014.

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that a new pathway for electricity generated by specific types of biogas and used to power electric vehicles is now qualified under the RFS. Gases produced from landfills, municipal wastewater treatment facility digesters, agricultural digesters, and separated municipal solid waste digesters were all included as qualified biogas sources. This pathway provides utilities with a new potential revenue stream, creates opportunities for biogas producers, and allows for growth in the electric vehicle industry.

Karen Glitman, Director of Transportation Efficiency at VEIC, was quoted in a recent blog post written by Jeremy Martin, Senior Scientist in the Clean Vehicles Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), stating that the adoption of these new rules enables utilities to market on-farm generation of electricity with a new revenue stream coming from [renewable fuel credits] and the deployment of more EV charging stations to fulfill this pathway.

Jeremy Martin and Karen Glitman will both participate in the webinar discussion and share their expertise. Other presenters include Stephanie Searle, Senior Researcher in the Fuels Program at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Susan Lafferty, Counsel at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, and David McCullough, Associate at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. Each offers a unique and insightful perspective on the new RFS pathway, with experience in fields ranging from biofuel production, to environmental policy and regulation, to clean transportation.

See the articles below to learn more about the new pathway, and sign up for the webinar to hear from the experts and join in the conversation.

What Do Ice Cream and Electric Vehicles have in common?– Blog post by Jeremy Martin

In new twist, RFS could boost electric vehicles– Article by Amanda Peterka

Let’s update US fuel policy to promote electric vehicles (Part II)– Blog post by Stephanie Searle

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