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What CFDC has done for you lately

Thanks to its broad-based membership, CFDC has been an important player in the development of this country's energy strategy. Over the past decade, CFDC has:

  • Worked with a broad coalition of industry and government supporters to help pass the Energy Security Act of 2005. The bill includes a provision establishing a renewable fuels standard that would increase the market for ethanol, biodiesel, and other renewable fuels by more than 4 billion gallons over current production.

  • Helped draft and support the oxygenated fuels, reformulated gasoline (RFG), and deposit control additives provisions in the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments and later served on the EPA Regulatory Negotiation (Reg Neg).

  • Worked with General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, and Ford to have oxygenated fuels included in reformulated gasoline provisions and to coordinate automaker language recommending the use of these fuels.

  • Supported corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) incentives for dedicated - neat and flexible fuel-powered vehicles as part of the Alternative Motor Fuels Act of 1988, and continues to support alternative fuel vehicle development.

  • Worked directly with states and local governments seeking to develop pollution-control strategies through clean fuels. CFDC has been an active participant on various state advisory boards and councils in such states as Arizona, California, Colorado, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Nebraska and Texas.

  • Worked for the extension of the excise tax exemption and the blender tax credit for ethanol through 2007.

  • Continues to serve as the center of information and education for RFG. CFDC members and staff appeared on radio, television and in the print media throughout 1995--1996 as part of a national education campaign across the U.S. kicking-off the Reformulated Gasoline Program.

  • CFDC members and staff regularly testify before Congress and federal agencies on a wide range of energy and environmental issues.

  • CFDC sponsors various workshops at the federal and state level covering ethanol, clean fuels and automobile issues.

  • Supported the passage of the Energy Security Act of 2005. This bill includes a provision establishing a renewable fuels standard that will increase the market for ethanol, biodiesel, and other renewable fuels by more than 4 billion gallons over current production.


CFDC has sponsored three separate inaugural balls that brought together many of the leaders of the energy and environmental communities. Doug Durante welcomes U.S. Secretary of Energy Federico Pena while Solar Energy Industry Association President Scott Sklar applauds.