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Ricketts Leads Resolution Announcing Renewable Fuels Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE), member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, led a bipartisan resolution to designate May 2024 as Renewable Fuels Month in America.


“Biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel are a win for Nebraska and a win for America,” said Senator Ricketts. “This resolution recognizes the essential role renewable fuels play in lowering prices for consumers, reducing our impact on the environment, supporting rural communities, and lessening our reliance on foreign adversaries. I want to thank this bipartisan group of colleagues for their support and call on all Americans to continue choosing renewable fuels.”


Additional co-sponsors of the bill include U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Roger Marshall (R-KS), John Thune (R-SD), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tina Smith (D-MN), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Deb Fischer (R-NE). The resolution also has the support of Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Nebraska, and Clean Fuels Alliance America.


The text of the resolution can be found here.




Clean Fuels Alliance America’s Kurt Kovarik: “Clean Fuels thanks Senator Ricketts for highlighting the importance and supporting continued growth of the biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuel industry. We also applaud his leadership in working to open new fuel markets for Nebraska soybean farmers like marine, by introducing the Renewable Fuels for Ocean-Going Vessels Act.”


Growth Energy’s Emily Skor: “Sen. Ricketts has long been an advocate for America's renewable fuels industry, and we commend him for introducing this resolution. Today, American-made bioethanol is lowering carbon emissions while saving consumers money, and with the right policies, it could be doing even more. We hope Renewable Fuels Month becomes an annual event that calls attention to the many benefits our industry delivers for the rural economy, the environment, and the nation's energy security.” 


Renewable Fuels Nebraska’s Dawn Caldwell: “Renewable fuels like ethanol are the clearest sign of America’s continued energy leadership. They lower costs for our families at the gas pump, they minimize our impact on the environment, and they strengthen our national security by reducing our dependence on foreign energy — all while providing economic opportunities for our farmers, ranchers, and producers. We’re grateful to Senator Ricketts, Senator Fischer, and their colleagues for shining a light on renewable fuels this month, as well as for finding ways to encourage even greater growth in our industry.”


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