Putting Biofuels on the Right Track: Renewable Fuels Standard Safeguards Protect Wildlife and the Environment

Fact Sheet
April 01, 2008

The verdict is in: Do biofuels right, or they will cause more harm than good. Fortunately, the 2007 Energy Bill (the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, or EISA) puts biofuels on the right track. EISA’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) program was carefully designed to ensure that federal biofuels policies result in renewable energy that mitigates dangerous climate change, while avoiding costly and harmful unintended consequences to wildlife and the environment. These RFS safeguards are the best way to ensure that biofuels don’t become just another dirty fuel.