The Environmental Protection Agency published an analysis January 27 finding that biodiesel and renewable diesel fuels produced from palm oil do not achieve the 20 percent life-cycle greenhouse gas reductions necessary to qualify as renewable fuels. According to the analysis, biodiesel from palm oil has 17 percent lower life-cycle GHG emissions than comparable petroleum fuels, and palm oil-derived renewable diesel fuels would have 11 percent lower life0cycle GHG emissions. Under Clean Air Act Section 211(o), as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, a fuel qualifies as renewable if its production results in a 20 percent reduction in life-cycle emissions for renewable fuels produced at new facilities, a 50 percent reduction for biomass-based diesel or advanced biofuels, and a 60 percent reduction for cellulosic biofuels.