API: RFS plays small role in emissions reduction

05/28/2013 | FuelFix.com

The federal Renewable Fuel Standard is playing only a minor role in the reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions, the American Petroleum Institute said. Such recent reductions "are the result of a decrease in vehicle miles traveled and improvements in vehicle fuel economy, not the renewable fuel standard," API said. Advancements in vehicle technology will also contribute to projected drops in emissions, API added.

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