EPA could soon allow electric vehicles to qualify for RFS credits

Source: By Noah Wicks, Agri-Pulse • Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

 The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to act later this year on the 15-year-old Renewable Fuel Standard language that would allow power derived from renewable biomass for electric vehicle charging to qualify for credits through the program.
The EPA, which has ignored the language for years, has taken a distinct interest in finally implementing the provision, a biofuel industry source told Agri-Pulse. The agency’s efforts are being spurred by a White House focused on expanding the use of electric vehicles, according to a report by Reuters. Approval for the EV provision is likely to come when the agency proposes its 2023 Renewable Volume Obligations, which must be done by September 16, the biofuels industry source said.