A coalition of over 20 organizations and companies launched the Partnership for Electric Pathways (PEP) to work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to secure a viable pathway for renewable electricity to get credit under EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. “We steadfastly support EPA’s most recent proposal to effectuate the Agency’s 2010 and 2014 regulations to allow for electricity derived from eligible biomass resources to qualify as RFS renewable fuel,” said PEP in a letter sent today to EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan.

“Our consortium includes a range of entities involved in producing and using electricity to power electric vehicles—throughout the value chain. This coalition also includes existing RIN generators and RFS compliance entities. We share the common goals of reducing emissions, capturing waste, and decarbonizing transportation while growing the American workforce.”

The finalization of EPA’s 2022 proposed electric pathway framework regulations would allow for electricity derived from eligible biomass resources and used to power electric vehicles to qualify as renewable fuel and obtain credits called eRINs. This would have manifold benefits to U.S. sustainability and energy security goals, including providing an incentive for landfills and farms to capture methane that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere, increasing and diversifying domestic fuel options, supporting the deployment of electric vehicles, and renewing local waste facilities.

The following companies and organizations are initial members of the PEP coalition:

  • Alliance for Automotive Innovation
  • Ameresco
  • American Biogas Council
  • American Honda Motor
  • Anew Climate
  • Audi of America
  • Biomass Power Association
  • bp
  • Bridge to Renewables
  • Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas
  • DTE Vantage
  • EDL Energy
  • Electric Drive Transportation Association
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors
  • Hyundai Motor America
  • Kia Corporation
  • Lucid Motors
  • Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
  • National Milk Producers Federation
  • NextEra Renewable Fuels
  • Nissan North America
  • OPAL Fuels
  • RFS Power Coalition
  • Rivian
  • Toyota Motor North America
  • Volkswagen Group of America
  • Volvo Car USA
  • WM

If you are interested in joining the coalition, e-mail [email protected].

For more information, visit www.electricpathways.org.