1. EPA gives final approval to E15 for MY2001 and newer vehicles. For the first time ever, Americans driving conventional vehicles will be provided the opportunity(??<<<or will it be legislated?... ) to choose ethanol blends in excess of 10 percent. <<<There goes your mpg numbers downward... While a strong argument could be made for the end of the tax incentive as the year’s top story, the impact of an expanded market through E15 blends will have an exponentially greater impact on the U.S. ethanol market than the temporary adjustment caused by the end of VEETC.