Beginning in July, all diesel fuel sold in Portland, OR, must be a blend of at least 5-percent biodiesel.
The city’s own vehicles will use a 20-percent blend, and gasoline will have to be a blend of at least 10-percent ethanol, according to media reports.
Meanwhile, The Washington Post reports that the cost of biofuels may end up being higher than anyone expected.
According to The Post
, when you factor in tax breaks and subsidies, the biofuel industry could cost the nation $140 billion during the next 15 years – most of which is predicted to be in the form of uncollected taxes.