EISA Provision Poses Major Problems

Law360, New York (March 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A little-known provision of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) is increasingly being seen as making sales of fuel to the federal government far more complex, creating potential trade conflicts, and boosting certain technologies at the expense of others.

Background

EISA Section 526 states that: "No Federal agency shall enter into a contract for procurement of an alternative or synthetic fuel, including a fuel produced from nonconventional petroleum sources, for any mobility-related use, other than for research or testing, unless the contract specifies...
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