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Let's Not Go Backwards on Biofuels: Fixing the Climate Bill's Biofuels Provisions

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

If we can repeal the last-minute biofuels amendments to ACES, we can instill a belief that biofuels done right can be a real, American-grown, global warming solution.

Will the Biofuels Industry Hang Itself in the Climate Bill?

Nathanael Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathanael Greene

The biofuels industry wants to put the market in overdrive, take the safety railings off and then blind EPA.

BIODISEL FACTS: All You Need To Know

Chelsea Green | Makenna Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The following is a guest post by Chelsea Green's Makenna Goodman: I remember a time when defenseless kids with hippie moms got made fun of for using...

Green News Report - June 9, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Protesting in Peru; Settling with Shell; Pollution solutions in Long Beach; PLUS: Republicans vow to block climate legislati...

Obama Gives Ethanol High Five, Slaps It In the Face

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

Even as they applaud the White House's moves, the powerful farm lobby and farm state politicians are readying for a fight.

All Biofuel Politics Are Global

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

The OPEC oil cartel hates ethanol - it eats into their domination and excess profits. Every gallon of gasoline not consumed in favor of ethanol means 50% - 60% fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

Time's Grunwald Grinds an Axe Against Biofuels

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

Far from being "rigged" in favor of biofuels, EPA's examination was rigged against biofuels and ignored petroleum products.

What Is The Best Biofuel?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

Ethanol and biodiesel are slowly sinking as biofuel options, but the Farm Lobby will ensure that, if we decide to form a methanol producing enterprise, we will have a few years to refine the effort.

Ethanol Vs. Methanol

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

Ethanol and biodiesel are dead, long live methanol! Methanol is the simplest alcohol, with one carbon atom; ethanol has two. Thus, given biomass, it should be cheaper to produce methanol than ethanol. Surely enough, in a comprehensive assessment Stone & Webster performed for the U.S. Department of Energy two decades ago, with the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute as an associate, this fact was confirmed.

Where's My Orangutan? Why Biofuels Don't Kill Apes

Josh Tickell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Tickell

The next time you eat a cookie off of your Mahogany table that was brought to you on diesel-fueled transportation, consider this: everything you touch, everything you buy and everything you eat comes at a price.

Since We've Made Tortillas Expensive, Let's at Least Use Biofuels Wisely

Rebekah and Stephen Hren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebekah and Stephen Hren

If we're truly interested in creating a sustainable transportation network, then we need to envision a future where our limited supply of biofuels is used for much more efficient modes of transportation.

Economic Stimulus: Biodiesels as Giveaways Could Build Community, Consumer Awareness

Josh Tickell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Tickell

How many biodiesels could we put on the road with the $15-30 billion the Big 3 Auto Monsters are going to receive? Let's tell Congress how many!

Review: "Fuel" Release Party (Photos)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Wellington Ennis

Celebrating its national theatrical release, the Sundance award-winning film Fuel held its party and screening at the most appropriate place for its topic: a gas station.

EPA's New Biofuel Standard: No Joy in Cornville

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The corn-producing states are used to special treatment from the federal government. Now, EPA's proposed ruling threatens to shut them out of future biofuels markets.

EPA & Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

Sandra Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Thompson

The goal of both EPA and industry should be better biofuels and not necessarily more biofuels. This can be accomplished in partnership from industry and the scientific community.

Brazil's Earth Day Present: A Sustainable Energy Policy

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eric Ehrmann

Brazil's sustainable energy dividend is the result of generations of trust and cooperation between a strong federal government, parastatal companies and global businesses who have developed the knack of working with them.

President Obama's Pledge to End "The Tyranny Of Oil"; "Peak Oil" Mutating to "Peak Consumption"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

A multiplicity of factors are in play that for the first time will begin to end the oil cabal's long and painful hegemony over our lives.

Will Detroit Budget Cuts Doom US in World EV Market?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The perfect financial storm decimating the US auto sector could result in the nation's largest manufacturing industry falling even farther behind overseas competitors when it comes to EVs.

One Man's Car Shows Why Aid to the Automakers Must Include a Commitment to Fuel Efficiency

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mitchell Bard

By forcing General Motors and Chrysler to shift focus to a future of fuel-efficient vehicles, all of the concerns can be addressed. The automakers can be saved.

Venice To Get Half Of Its Electricity From Algae

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Most talk of algae and renewable energy on TreeHugger involves liquid biofuels, but a new plan being put forth in Venice hopes to use algae to generat...

Arbitrary, Thy Name is ARB: The Flaws in the California Air Resources Board Carbon Reduction Proposal

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

In the debate over how best to reduce carbon emissions, there are some who claim, without much scientific support, that continuing to burn petroleum is better than shifting to renewable biofuels.

Saudi Muslim Cleric Warns That Biofuels Could Be Sinful

csmonitor.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Koran prohibits consumption of alcohol in three separate verses that were written over a period of several years. The first mention occurs in 4:43...

"You Can't Eat Enough French Fries" To Fuel The West On Cooking Oil

nytimes.com | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Used cooking oil has attracted growing attention in recent years as a cleaner, less expensive alternative to fossil fuels for vehicles. In many countr...

Ethanol Growth Unites OPEC and Environmental Fringe

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

For environmental activists to side with OPEC to protect the oil status quo is downright illogical and raises questions about the motives of such groups and the credibility of their arguments.

For Algae's Next Trick, It Will Clean Up The World

Huffington Post, Reuters | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If you've been at the bottom of the food chain for millions of years, you'd better have a few tricks up your sleeve. Algae, the tiny green plants with...