Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards

Final Rule – Phase 2, October, 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its final rule to establish a second set of emissions and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The standards will also create efficiency requirements for trailers for the first time beginning in the 2018 model year. The emissions requirements for tractors begin in the 2021 model year.
 
Regulations for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Commercial Trucks & Buses
EPA’s program overview.


Renewable Fuel Mandates (RFS)

Renewable Fuel Standards – Issue Brief
IFDA overview, position and talking points. July, 2013

Proposed 2019 Volume Requirements, June 2018
The EPA proposed to increase the amount of cellulosic and advanced biofuels in the nation's fuel supply but left overall renewable volumes about steady in its annual announcement on the renewable fuel standard.

2017 and 2018 Volume Requirements 
The EPA released it Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes for 2017 and 2018. The announcement represents an increase of about 700 million gallons from the 2016 level.
 
Statement by Feed Food Fairness Coalition on the 2017 and 2018 Volume Requirements
 
Renewable Fuel Standards, Overview & Issues
Congressional Research Service Report - Describes the general nature of the RFS mandate and its implementation, and outlines some emerging issues related to the continued growth of U.S. biofuels production needed to fulfill the expanding RFS mandate, as well as the emergence of potential unintended consequences of this rapid expansion. April 4, 2013
 
Environmental Protection Agency Site –  RFS program outline

Alternative Fuels
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Alternative Fuels Data Center is an interactive database of State and Federal laws and incentives.