Renewable Fuel Standard

An Unworkable Mandate

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was created in 2005, mandating that gasoline and diesel should contain more biofuels like ethanol.

E15 fuel poses a threat to the engines in tools and vehicles that millions of Americans use each day. Studies have shown that fuel with 15% ethanol (“E15”) can harm engines and fuel systems in cars. Lawnmowers, leaf blowers, snowmobiles, and other gas-powered equipment and boats can have compatibility problems as well.
Mandating high-ethanol fuels could also hurt our economy by raising the cost of doing business due to market uncertainty and higher delivery and equipment costs.
In addition, one of the main ingredients in ethanol is corn. Because of this, the RFS is driving up grocery costs for consumers. If we don’t speak up, the RFS has the ability to continue hurting families and small businesses. To protect our economy, food prices, and engines, our leaders in Washington need to repeal this unworkable mandate.

Did You Know?

  • Over 50% of retail fueling equipment may be E15 incompatible
  • Damage caused by E15 may not be covered under warranty

Supporters in your
community

The best way to determine if a new technology is sustainable, is to let it live or die according to the decisions of a free people spending their own money in a free marketplace. This is the only way we will identify truly sustainable renewable fuels to power our economy.

Brian W.

Fall Creek, WI

I have experienced damage to my outboard motor and chainsaw caused by ethanol. Ethanol increases both the cost of fuel in my car and the cost of food on my family’s table. Now some want to increase the government mandate and require we use more ethanol. We should be ending the mandate, not expanding it!”

Rich S.

Burlington, WI

I think natural gas is something that we’re realizing, more and more, that if you bring it in, you can do a lot with it.”

Susan O.

Wisconsin

I don’t think that energy is a partisan issue – the use of natural gas should be in everyone’s best interest.

Lorrie K.

Wisconsin

Frequently Asked Questions

Will ethanol hurt my car engine?

E15 fuel poses a threat to the engines in tools and vehicles that millions of Americans use each day. Studies have shown that fuel with 15 percent ethanol (“E15”) can harm engines and fuel systems in cars. Lawnmowers, leaf blowers, snowmobiles, and other gas-powered equipment and boats can have compatibility problems as well.

How does the renewable fuel standard increase costs?

One of the main ingredients in ethanol is corn. Because of this, the RFS is driving up grocery costs for consumers. It also raises the cost of doing business due to market uncertainty and higher delivery and equipment costs.

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