Time to Repeal the Ethanol Mandate
Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Keywords: biofuels; Energy and environment; food; ethanol
Coverage: United States
Though intended to help consumers and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the ethanol mandate has done just the opposite, contributing to high food and gas prices with little environmental benefit. Representative Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has introduced H.R. 5911, the Remove Incentives for Producing Ethanol Act of 2008, which would eliminate the mandate and other benefits for ethanol, and other measures may soon be introduced.