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Briefing Date:10/03/2011
Topic:Renewable Fuel Standard: Potential Economic and Environmental Effects of U.S. Biofuel Policy

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division on Earth and Life Studies
and
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Committee on Economic and Environmental Impacts of Increasing Biofuels Production

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Congressional Briefings
Monday, October 3, 2011
304 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 1:30 p.m.
1301 Longworth House Office Bldg. – 3:00 p.m.
190 Ford House Office Bldg. – 4:00 p.m.
and
Friday, October 7, 2011
190 Ford House Office Bldg. – 1:30 p.m.
and
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
2325 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 12:15 p.m.

on

Renewable Fuel Standard:
Potential Economic and Environmental Effects of U.S. Biofuel Policy

Requested by Congress in P.L. 110-234 and P.L. 110-246, this new report from the National Academies provides an assessment of the economic and environmental benefits and concerns associated with achieving the renewable fuels standard (RFS) that was amended by the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). As amended, the RFS mandated volumes of renewable fuels to be used in U.S. transportation fuel from 2008 to 2022.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on October 4, 2011 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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