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Klobuchar Ethanol Bill

Klobuchar Ethanol Bill

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Published by GrowthEnergy
Senators from the U.S. Midwest may attach a long-term extension of biofuel tax breaks to an energy bill being formulated by Democratic leaders.

Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota mentioned the idea of linking the issues during a speech on Tuesday to soybean growers. Two ethanol spokesmen and a Capitol Hill source said the approach was possible, but not guaranteed.
Senators from the U.S. Midwest may attach a long-term extension of biofuel tax breaks to an energy bill being formulated by Democratic leaders.

Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota mentioned the idea of linking the issues during a speech on Tuesday to soybean growers. Two ethanol spokesmen and a Capitol Hill source said the approach was possible, but not guaranteed.

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Title: To promote the production and use of
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renewable energy, and for other purposes.
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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
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United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
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(a) In General.—This Act may be cited as the “Securing
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America’s Future with Energy and Sustainable Technologies Act”.
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(b) Table of Contents.—The table of contents of this Act is as
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follows:
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Sec.1.Short title; table of contents.
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Sec.2.Definition of Secretary.
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TITLE I—RENEWABLE FUEL PROGRAM
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Sec.101.Definition of advanced biofuel.
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Sec.102.Biomass-based diesel.
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Sec.103.International indirect land use changes.
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Sec.104.Modification of definition of renewable biomass.
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TITLE II—PRODUCTION AND USE OF RENEWABLE
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FUEL
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Sec.201.Findings.
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Sec.202.Loan guarantees for projects to construct renewable fuel
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pipelines.
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Sec.203.Open fuel standard for transportation.
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Sec.204.Reducing barriers to supply chain manufacturing of
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renewable energy equipment.
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Sec.205.Tax incentives for qualified blender pumps.
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TITLE III—RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY AND ENERGY
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EFFICIENCY RESOURCE STANDARDS
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Sec.301.Renewable electricity and energy efficiency resource
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standards.
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Sec.302.Energy efficiency resource standard for retail
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electricity and natural gas distributors.
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Sec.303.Voluntary renewable energy markets.
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TITLE IV—WIND ENERGY
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Sec.401.Wind energy systems.
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Sec.402.Wind energy development study.
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Sec.403.Removal of certain tax restrictions to promote expansion
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of capital for wind farm investment.
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TITLE V—RENEWABLE ENERGY TAX EXTENSIONS
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Sec.501.Extension of provisions related to alcohol used as fuel.
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Sec.502.Extension of time for grants for specified energy
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property.
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TITLE VI—RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY INTEGRATION
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CREDIT
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Sec.601.Renewable electricity integration credit.
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SEC. 2. DEFINITION OF SECRETARY.
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In this Act, the term “Secretary” means the Secretary of
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Energy.
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TITLE I—RENEWABLE FUEL PROGRAM
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SEC. 101. DEFINITION OF ADVANCED BIOFUEL.
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Section 211(o)(1)(B) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C.
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7545(o)(1)(B)) is amended— 
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(1) in clause (i), by striking “, other than ethanol
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derived from corn starch,”; and
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(2) in clause (ii)(II), by striking “(other than corn
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starch)”.
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SEC. 102. BIOMASS-BASED DIESEL.
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Section 211(o)(2)(A) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C.
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7545(o)(2)(A)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
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“(v) G
RANDFATHERING BIOMASS
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BASED DIESEL
.—The Administrator
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shall promulgate regulations that exempt from the
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lifecycle greenhouse gas requirements of subparagraphs
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(B) and (D) of paragraph (1) up to the greater of
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1,000,000,000 gallons or the volume mandate adopted
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pursuant to subparagraph (B)(ii), of biomass-based
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diesel annually from facilities that commenced
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construction before December 19, 2007.”.
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SEC. 103. INTERNATIONAL INDIRECT LAND USE
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CHANGES.
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Section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)) is
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amended by adding at the end the following:
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“(13) I
NTERNATIONAL INDIRECT LAND USE CHANGES
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“(A) E
XCLUSION FROM REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS REGARDING LIFECYCLE
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GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
.—Notwithstanding the definition of
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‘lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions’ in paragraph (1)(H),
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for purposes of determining whether a fuel meets a
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definition under paragraph (1) or complies with paragraph
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(2)(A)(i), the Administrator shall exclude emissions from
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indirect land use changes outside the country of origin of
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the feedstock of a renewable fuel.
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“(B) N
ATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE REPORT
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“(i) I
N GENERAL
.—Not later than 180 days after the date
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of enactment of this paragraph, the Administrator and
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the Secretary of Agriculture shall jointly arrange for
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the National Academies of Science to review and report
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on specified issues relating to indirect greenhouse
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gas emissions relating to transportation fuels.
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“(ii) M
ODELS AND METHODOLOGIES
.—The report shall evaluate
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and report on whether there are economic and
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environmental models and methodologies that
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individually, or as a system, can project with
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reliability, predictability, and confidence— 
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“(I) for purposes of determining whether a fuel
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meets a definition under paragraph (1) or complies
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with paragraph (2)(A)(i), indirect land use changes
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that are related to the production of renewable
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fuels and that may occur outside the country in
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which the feedstocks are grown, and the impacts of
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those changes on greenhouse gas emissions; and
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“(II) indirect effects, both domestic and
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international, related to the production and
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importation of nonrenewable transportation fuels
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that have significant greenhouse gas emissions, and
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the impact of those effects on greenhouse gas
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emissions.
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“(iii) A
DMINISTRATION
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“(I) I
N GENERAL
.—The report shall— 
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“(aa) include a review and assessment of all
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