Obama boosts biofuels and clean coal

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalised a rule to implement the long-term renewable fuels standard of 36 billion gallons by 2022 established by Congress. This would require biofuel production to grow from last year’s 11.1 billion gallons to 36 billion gallons in 2022, with 21 billion gallons to come from advanced biofuels.

Increasing renewable fuel use will reduce dependence on oil by more than 328 million barrels a year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 138 millio