Skip to comments.Appeals court to EPA: ... being a little overly optimistic with the biofuels, there?
Posted on 01/28/2013 1:37:03 PM PST by rusty millet
The Environmental Protection Agency is getting taken to court left and right for their many overzealous regulations and intrusions into private industry, with varying results but on Friday, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that, why no, the EPA may not punish the oil industry for their noncompliance with the EPAs lofty Renewable Fuels Standard mandates in failing to blend a certain amount of cellulosic biofuels into their product, seeing as how those biofuels are not actually available.
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Tell somebody they have to make their product with a non-existent ingredient, then take money away from them when they fail.
That's a business model all Communists could like.
They knew fully well it was not achievable and that is exactly why they passed the regulation.
They want to do to oil what they have done to coal.
And don’t for a second believe it is for the environment as the magic negro is making sure energy prices are artificially high so his camel effing buddies can get more of our redistribution income. We have the energy here in fracking, coal, nukes and the communist progressives are doing everything possible to make sure we do not have access to that energy at a reasonable price.
Just like today there is NO solar, wind, skittle pooping unicorns, technology which can replace our traditional energy sources, there is no cellulosic ethanol available on a significant scale.
Large-scale production of cellulosic ethanol has been "just around the corner" since the time of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. It remains so today.
Progress has been made, but the energy equation remains negative.
Call me when any biofuel provides a 2:1 or better energy payback on the entire production process.
You must use Unobtanium in your products or pay the fines.........
Bush 43 even mentioned this in his SOU one year. Nothing has happened since.
It was always a longshot. Not only does the conversion process have to scale economically, the disruption due to land and water use constraints were hardly thought out. Then there’s the EPA constraint on a major shift on land and water use. Then there’s the potential objection from elitists.
Remember, windmills and solar are OK as long as the view from elitist property is not marred.
We can’t even get an oil pipeline through Nebraska.