EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard: The federal regulation that’s pushing home heating bills even higher this winter

In fact, for the average American household, the RFS is on track to add an extra $100 to heating oil bills this winter.

Given 5.5 million American households relied on heating oil as their main source of space heating fuel last year, more than 80 percent of which were located in the Northeast region, it’s estimated the RFS will add approximately hundreds of millions of dollars to U.S. home heating bills nationwide.

How is the federal biofuel mandate driving up home heating costs? It goes back to the unpredictable, unsustainable, and unproductive costs of “RINs.”

Due to this hidden tax, the average American household with a 500-gallon heating oil tank will pay an extra $100 in already high heating costs this winter.

In the U.S. Northeast, where consumers used about 2.9 billion gallons of heating oil in 2019, that means the Renewable Fuel Standard is on track to add $580 million to consumer home heating bills this year.

With family budgets already stretched thin by rising consumer prices, and an administration with few other options to shield Americans from rampant inflation and the growing global energy crisis, President Biden has a clear opportunity to provide millions of American families with some relief on their home heating bills this winter by fixing the RFS.

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