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The 124th Legislature enacted RESOLVE Chapter 210 LD 1632, Resolve, Regarding Biofuel in Number 2 Heating Oil whereby the Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS) was required to oversee a study of the energy, environmental and economic feasibility of setting a requirement for the percentage of biofuel to be used in number 2 heating oil.

The OEIS submitted this report to the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. The publication examines:

  • The feasibility of linking annual production of biofuel in the State to use goals and requirements;
  • Consideration of biofuel supply, price and infrastructure issues for number 2 heating oil;
  • Consideration of federal regulations and programs, including, but not limited to, the United States Environmental Protection Agency's renewable fuels standard and the United States Department of Agriculture's biomass crop assistance program;
  • Consideration of relevant legislative proposals and actions in the United States Congress, including, but not limited to, low-carbon fuel standards;
  • Consideration of relevant policies in other states, particularly in other New England states; and
  • Conformance of goals with the State of Maine Comprehensive Energy Action Plan



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