House Ag Committee Looks at Future of Electric Vehicles


Radio 570 WNAX (SD)

Jan 13, 2022


The House Ag Committee held a hearing on Wednesday on the “Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America”.  Geoff Cooper, President & CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association testified.


Cooper says it will take several decades for electric vehicles to provide the whole solution to climate change because 99-percent of the current transportation fleet runs on liquid fuels.


He also told the committee the renewable fuels industry realizes EVs are going to be a port of the move to a carbon neutral society, but he says they can’t do it alone by 2050.


Cooper says ethanol is already helping to lower greenhouse gas emissions...


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