RFA President wants more details about Biden energy, climate plans
The President of the Renewable Fuels Association says he is optimistic about the possible role of renewable fuels in Democratic campaign proposals. Geoff Cooper commented on Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s plan during a call with reporters Thursday. He says, “Obviously, he’s got a focus and a priority on policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, and we believe renewable fuels like ethanol can and should play a significant role in those sorts of policies.”
Cooper would like to see more specifics from the candidate. “We would have liked to seen more discussion or conversation of renewable fuels in the plan that the Biden campaign released a few weeks ago, but, you know, we think that gives us just another opportunity to sit down with the Biden campaign and discuss the impact that renewable fuels can and should have.”
Cooper did not endorse the Biden proposal or any candidate but says the biofuels industry already has today a product at a scale that can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuel and the country should be taking advantage of that.