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Old 09-02-2011, 12:13 PM
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The only Federal Level Mandate that exists under th Energy Policy Act of 2005:

"Under the renewable fuels standard, gasoline was mandated to contain 7.5 billion gallons of renewable fuel annually by 2012. It is expected that most of this requirement will be met with ethanol. The 2007 RFS requires 9 billion gallons of renewable fuels in 2008, increasing steadily to 15.2 billion gallons in 2012 and to 36 billion gallons in 2022."

Then expanded to Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007,

NOTE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in February 2008 that it is raising the renewable fuel standard (RFS) for 2008 to comply with the Energy Independence and Security Act, which President Bush signed in December 2007. The RFS applies to refiners, importers, and non-oxygenate blenders of gasoline and sets a minimum percentage of the fuel that must be displaced with renewable fuels, such as ethanol. The EPA is raising that minimum percentage from 4.66% to 7.76%, a 66% increase, in order to meet the new energy act's requirement to consume 9 billion gallons of renewable fuels in 2008. The requirement will continue to ratchet up each year until it reaches 36 billion gallons in 2022

The Mandate did not say which states had to comply only that refiners must comply. How it is distributed by refiners have been based largely on state mandates and incentives.

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