July 2, 2010

Podcast: As we celebrate Independence Day, we must reaffirm our commitment to energy independence

In this podcast, Carl Sousek, a member of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and a farmer from Prague, reports that the Environmental Protection Agency will eventually allow higher ethanol blends to be used across the United States.

This is key, he said, for the United States to continue to grow its use of renewable fuels and meet the Renewable Fuels Standard that requires the use of ethanol from all sources to 36 billion gallons by 2022. "Without higher blends this will be impossible to meet," he said.

He also noted that Agriculture Secretary Vilsack recently said that as we prepare to celebrate Independence Day we must reaffirm our commitment to bring our country closer to complete energy independence.

As a reminder of that goal, Sousek noted that the Renewable Fuels Standard "was adopted in 2007 in a piece of legislation called the Energy Independence and Security Act. I think that says a lot, don’t you?"

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