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Growth Energy Launches Campaign to Preserve Summer Access to E15

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Growth Energy launched a new ad campaign calling on the Biden administration to protect summer access to E15, an affordable, cleaner-burning fuel option. The digital advertising campaign will run across multiple platforms, including key news sites and YouTube. Watch the ad here.

“The clock is ticking, and drivers across the country need action now to maintain access to lower-cost, earth-friendly fuel this summer,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “Our retail partners need time to ensure uninterrupted delivery of E15. That’s why we’re rallying advocates, members, and elected leaders to press the administration to move quickly on a summer waiver, as they have for the past two years.”

To reinforce the message, biofuel producers and retailers from across the country are fanning out across Capitol Hill for Growth Energy’s spring fly-in. From April 16 to April 18, they will remind lawmakers that E15 has saved consumers an average of 10 to 30 cents per gallon—and up to one dollar per gallon in some places—but without an emergency waiver from the Biden Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American motorists could lose access to these cost savings on June 1.

“For the past two summers, ethanol producers and farmers have welcomed the Biden administration’s emergency E15 waiver, ensuring drivers across the country have access to an affordable, American-made fuel choice,” said Allison Schwingle, Communications Manager at Marquis Energy who will be on the ground at the fly-in later this month. “This year should be no different. That’s why we’re heading to Washington D.C. to remind lawmakers of the critical need for uninterrupted access to E15 to ensure drivers have a low-cost option to fuel their commutes, road trips, and everything in between.”

Learn more about E15 here.

BACKGROUND 

Growth Energy has led the charge on E15 since first submitting and receiving approval on the 2011 Green Jobs Waiver to allow E15 in 21st-century engines. Most recently, Growth Energy has rallied supporters to demand the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) move swiftly on an emergency waiver, which would override outdated restrictions imposed during the summer months. Alongside industry allies, Growth Energy has also pointed out that E15 can play a vital role in protecting U.S. energy security amid ongoing disruptions to global energy markets.

ABOUT E15 (UNL88)

E15 (UNL 88) is a fuel blend made of gasoline and 15% ethanol. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved its use in all cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) made in model year 2001 and newer—representing more than 96% of all vehicles on the road today. E15 can be found at over 3,400 gas stations across the country and to date, Americans have driven more than 100 billion miles on this fuel blend. In 2022 and 2023, consumers choosing E15 experienced average cost savings of 10-30 cents per gallon, with some locations offering over $1 off per gallon.

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