by Ben Nuelle LISTEN: Money Matters 7-20-16
An Iowa-based renewable fuels coalition attends the Republican National Convention to push the Renewable Fuels Standard.
America’s Renewable Future is coalition pushing Republicans and Democrats to support the RFS.
The RFS program is a national policy. It requires a certain volume of renewable fuel to replace or reduce the quantity of petroleum-based transportation fuel.
Tim Albrecht is an advisor to America’s Renewable Future.
“We have a big presence at the Republican and Democrat National Convention because we believe it’s important for those who are the most politically engaged to hear the story of Iowa’s homegrown fuels.”
Albrecht says renewable fuels create local jobs.
“These are American jobs with an American product and with the uncertainty throughout the world it’s important for America to work towards energy independence. We’ve seen what a success story ethanol has been and we’re telling the story not just of E10 but E15 and giving consumers choice at the pump and allow the marketplace to determine the future of our independence in terms of energy.”
Again, America’s Renewable Future will also attend the Democratic National Convention next week in Philadelphia.