Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, announced he has been awarded the 2014 Fueling Growth award from Growth Energy.
This award honors leaders who have fought to increase the use of ethanol biofuels and renewable fuels. Loebsack has been leading the fight in Congress to expand the use of biofuels and pushing back against the proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligations announced last year.
Loebsack has also been a champion of green energy initiatives that create good-paying jobs and promote fuel production in Iowa, including ethanol and biodiesel. Growth energy represents the producers and supporters of ethanol and has previously honored Loebsack with this bipartisan award in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
“I am proud to lead the fight in Congress to increase access to biofuels and make sure the Renewable Fuel Standard remains strong,” Loebsack said. “Investments in homegrown biofuels create new jobs in our state, put us on a path towards energy independence, enhance our national security, and bring increased economic development to Iowa’s rural areas. I will continue to work to promote these clean, alternative energy sources and the good jobs they provide Iowans.”