Tag Archives: renewable fuel standard

Weekly 5: House bill aims to limit ethanol

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. House bill aims to limit ethanol Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, has introduced HR 5180, the Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act of 2016, which would require the EPA ...

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EPA proposes increase in renewable fuels for 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed increasing renewable fuel volume requirements for 2017. The move was quickly greeted with dismay from the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which has long opposed higher levels of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply, due to concerns about damage to engines and other boat components. "The proposal increases the need for higher blends of ...

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Survey: Regulations still big worry for industry

Ethanol, RFS top list of concerns From tax policy to environmental regulations to the Renewable Fuel Standard, the government is making it more difficult to do business in the boating industry, say a majority of Boating Industry readers. That’s according to the latest Boating Industry reader survey of dealers, manufacturers, suppliers and others in the industry. We asked the readers of ...

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Survey: Ethanol, other policy issues big concerns for boating

From tax policy to environmental regulations to the Renewable Fuel Standard, the government is making it more difficult to do business in the boating industry, say a majority of Boating Industry readers. That’s according to the latest Boating Industry reader survey of dealers, manufacturers, suppliers and others in the industry. We asked the readers of our print and digital products ...

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Weekly 5: U.S., Canadian outboard shipments up

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Monday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. NMMA: U.S., Canadian outboard shipments up Shipments of outboards were up in February in both the U.S. and Canada, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reported. In the U.S., ...

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Showing up on ethanol’s radar

I've had some fun this month watching and reading the reaction to a column I wrote last month after the Iowa caucuses. In it I wrote that maybe Ted Cruz's victory showed that ethanol wasn't going to be the deciding factor it had been in the past for the nation's first caucuses. It was one of literally dozens of articles ...

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Another crack in the RFS armor

I'll admit it. I'm a political junkie. I was tracking the results of the Iowa caucuses all night Monday. I'm sure I'll be checking my phone constantly Tuesday night while I'm down at the Miami show to see the New Hampshire results. But even if you're not that interested in the race, one of the results out of Iowa should ...

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Weekly 5: Increasing resistance to ethanol mandate

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Increasing resistance to ethanol mandate As the political and economic climate has changed since the Renewable Fuel Standard first passed, so have feelings about ethanol -- even in ...

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What the new RFS ethanol levels mean for boating

Late in 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency issued its latest ruling on how much ethanol must be blended into the nation’s fuel supply, finalizing the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume obligations. The decision was a mixed bag of sorts for the boating industry, as the levels were not set as high as mandated in the original ...

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