Bill Sponsorship: Renewable Fuel Standard Improvement Act
To amend the Clean Air Act as follows:
Define 'lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions' as the aggregate quantity of direct greenhouse gas emissions relating to the full fuel lifecycle, as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Energy.
The term 'lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions' includes greenhouse gas emissions from all stages of fuel and feedstock production and distribution, from feedstock generation or extraction through the delivery and use of the finished fuel, accounting for the relative global warming potential of the greenhouse gases.
Reassign the baseline for renewable fuels at 3 year intervals, beginning in 2008.
Define 'renewable biomass' as materials, pre-commercial thinnings, or invasive species from National Forest System land and public lands that:
are byproducts of preventive treatments
that are removed to reduce hazardous fuels; to reduce or contain disease or insect infestation; or to restore ecosystem health;
would not otherwise be used for higher-value products; and
are harvested in accordance with land management plans; old-growth maintenance; and large-tree retention; or
any organic matter that is available on a renewable or recurring basis from non-Federal land including renewable plant material; feed grains; algae; crop residue; vegetative waste material; animal waste and byproducts; food waste and yard waste.
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18.
Question 18: Prioritize green energy
Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
Topic: Energy & Oil
Headline: Include agricultural products in renewable fuels
Headline 2: Sponsored bill promoting agricultural renewable fuels