US Congressman Mark S. Critz (PA-12) announced that the “Clean Coal-Derived Fuels for Energy Security Act of 2011” was introduced in the House of Representatives; Critz is a an original co-sponsor of the legislation. The legislation was introduced by Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). This bill would require that certain fuels in the nation’s fuel mix contain a minimum volume of clean coal-derived fuel.
Under this legislation, the President has one year after the date of enactment to circulate regulations to refineries, blenders, distributors, and importers to ensure that covered fuel sold or introduced commercially in the United States contains the applicable volume of clean coal-derived (CCD) fuel. The fuel would apply to aviation fuel, motor vehicle fuel, home heating oil, or boiler fuel.
Under this legislation, the applicable volume of clean coal-derived fuel must be 750 million gallons by 2017. It would gradually increase to 6 billion gallons by 2024, and the President would review the program to determine the applicable volume for calendar year 2025 and beyond.