Today, Growth Energy, along with other members of Fuels America, sent a letter to President-elect Trump congratulating him on his successful election, and expressing a desire to work with the new administration to ensure that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) remains a driving force of domestically produced renewable energy. The letter also urges his administration to continue to advance the development of homegrown renewable biofuels like ethanol that enhance our energy security, economic growth, and consumer choice.
Growth Energy CEO, Emily Skor, issued the following statement in support of the Fuels America letter:
“The members of Growth Energy are encouraged by President-elect Trump’s vocal support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). As he prepares to take office next month, we look forward to being an important part of the President-elect’s effort to improve manufacturing and employment in our country. America’s ethanol industry provides more than 10 percent of the nation’s vehicle fuel and ethanol is already blended in 97 percent of the gasoline currently sold. Clean burning ethanol also helps to significantly decrease our dependency on foreign oil, while simultaneously replacing toxic additives and reducing harmful emissions. This homegrown source of energy supports hundreds of thousands of American jobs, reduces fuel costs, and provides consumers with more choices at the pump.”