Partnership for Electric Pathways

The Partnership for Electric Pathways (PEP) is working to ensure that waste and waste gases are used to produce the renewable fuel of the future – electricity – to power electric vehicles.

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Expanding America’s Renewable Fuel Supply

Renewable fuels are fundamental to decarbonizing transportation, and electricity is becoming the fuel of the future. PEP represents a new partnership between the transportation, energy, and agricultural industries designed to expand America's renewable fuel supply.

We aim to simultaneously accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles and reduce emissions from the electricity that powers them using existing, available resources and organic wastes. The gases emitted at existing solid waste, wastewater, agricultural, and other organics processing facilities, including methane, can be captured and used to produce renewable electricity for EVs. 

Our mission is to ensure the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalizes its “Electric Pathways” framework proposal as part of its Renewable Fuel Standard Program (RFS) as soon as possible, allowing for the generation of electric-RINs (eRINs) for renewable electricity that is used to power electric vehicles.

The RFS Electric Pathways connect the four “Ws”: reducing emissions from waste gases, particularly methane (Waste); generating more renewable electricity (Watts); deploying more EVs (Wheels); and supporting hundreds of thousands of new, high paying construction and operations jobs in communities across the country (Workforce).

7 MMT of methane emissions avoided

7 million metric tons of methane are emitted each year from organic waste sources. Technology in use today can capture up to 90 percent of those emissions to produce electricity.


100 million MWh of renewable electricity

If captured and used productively, all of those waste gases would produce 100 million megawatt-hours of baseload, renewable electricity annually, enough electricity to power more than 45 million EVs.


13.2 million additional EVs

The US Department of Energy estimates the RFS Electric Pathways could add as many as 13.2 million EVs to the road by 2030 over baseline adoption.


400,000 new jobs

15,000 facilities that process organic waste in the U.S. could produce electricity. Developing these could result in 374,000 new construction jobs and 25,000 permanent operations jobs.

Latest News From PEP, Our Members, and Around the Web

Watts Going On

More to do on Methane

PEP members OPAL Fuels Inc. and American Biogas Council responded to a recent study by the journal Science, which revealed that methane emissions from landfills are higher than we thought, explaining how an eRIN pathway would hep reduce these methane and greenhouse gas emissions.
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Startup Targets Small Landfill Gas to Ease EV Power Grid Strain

PEP member Vespene Energy has received provisional approval for a $400m loan guarantee from the DOE's LPO to develop more than 50 small municipal landfills, many of which are currently emitting methane. Vespene's ability to advance the development of these projects will depend meaningfully on the eRIN program.
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Partnership for Electric Pathways (PEP) Launches, Urging EPA to Finalize eRIN Regulations

Coalition's 20+ members push for electricity generated from captured methane to qualify as renewable fuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard program.
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New coalition urges EPA to advance electricity pathway under renewable fuels program

“We share the common goals of reducing emissions, capturing waste, and decarbonizing transportation while growing the American workforce,” the groups wrote to EPA in a letter.
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Senators Urge EPA to Fully Implement the RFS eRIN Pathway

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and five Senators sent a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan regarding the eRIN Pathway.
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Congresswoman Pingree to EPA: eRIN Pathway Must Move Forward

Long-stalled eRIN Pathway must move forward to reduce emissions, fight climate change, says a group of eight Members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Unforced Error on Electrification Policy, According to CEO of Alliance For Automotive Innovation

John Bozzella, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance For Automotive Innovation, posts about EPA’s failure to finalize the eRIN Pathway.
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eRINs Are "Low-Hanging Fruit" with Large Climate Impact

Analysis from PEP and our members indicates that the EPA has clear legal authority to finalize its Electric Pathway framework proposal and that doing so will have large climate and economic benefits.
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eRINs: A Sustainability Tool Leveling the Field for Smaller Farmers by Increasing Revenue and Sustainability

Learn more about how EPA can support methane capture and conversion into renewable energy sources, empowering smaller agricultural operations and fostering a more resilient farming community.

Legal White Paper on the Statutory Authority for EPA’s Electric Pathway Framework Proposal

The Partnership for Electric Pathways (PEP) commissioned attorneys at Arnold & Porter to conduct a legal analysis of EPA’s Electric Pathway framework proposal.

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