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'Green News Report' - February 2, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sen. Ted Cruz promises to eliminate all energy subsidies -- but there's...

Majority of Presidential Candidates Support Controversial Fuel Standards

Andrew Clark | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Andrew Clark

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Tuesday at the 10th annual Iowa Renewable Fuels conference that he supports the notion to maintain the standard, a declaration that must have boded well with many citizens of a state with 41 corn ethanol plants in attendance.

Ethanol and Politics

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

The continuing political drama has brought us many surprises but perhaps nothing compares in my book to Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) taking on the ethanol lobby in Iowa.

The Issue That Could Sink Ted Cruz In Iowa

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

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Biomass, Biofuel, Biopower, and Bioenergy: Sound So Cool But Wreck the Climate and Rip Us Off

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Climate change is telling us to stop pitching pollution into the atmosphere--in much the same way that the bubonic plague taught our ancestors to stop dumping filth into the streets in the Middle Ages. We listened then, but not now.

EPA Boosts Amount Of Ethanol In Gasoline Supply

AP | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply d...

A Balancing Act: Food for the Hungry, Fuel for Your Car

Shenggen Fan | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Shenggen Fan

How can we strike a balance in achieving food security and nutrition for the poor (who are often rural farmers in developing countries), while supporting innovation for alternative fuels?

Not All Renewable Energy Is Created Equal

Kelly Stone | Posted 08.25.2015 | Green
Kelly Stone

Energy sources must be closely examined and their impacts on both the environment and communities accurately assessed. The world, and its most vulnerable people, cannot afford anything less.

Save the Bees: Eliminate Biofuel Mandates

Angela Logomasini, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | Green
Angela Logomasini, Ph.D.

It's clear why politicians in Congress continue to defend corn ethanol: They want to support from corn-growing constituents. The question is why the Obama Administration would choose corn growers over environmentalists, consumers, and even the pollinators they claim to want to protect.

Kate Sheppard

The EPA Announced New Requirements For Biofuels, And Basically Everyone Is Unhappy

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed new volume requirements for biofuels, to a chorus of complaints from all sides. ...

Obama Saying So Long to Green Biofuels?

Paul Alexander | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Paul Alexander

In the seventh year of his presidency, Barack Obama is being forced to defend himself against the unusual charge that he's not progressive -- or at least not progressive enough. Forget that in the past critics have called him a socialist.

On 5th Anniversary Week of BP Disaster -- Another Oil Industry Trick to Keep America Addicted to Oil

Robert Creamer | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Robert Creamer

On this fifth anniversary week of the disastrous BP oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico, it becomes clearer and clearer that oil spills are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to damage the oil industry is doing to our one and only planet.

Samantha Lachman

Non-Republicans Welcome (But Not Really) At 'Bipartisan' Iowa Event For 2016 Hopefuls

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

The inaugural Iowa Agriculture Summit, held this past weekend in Des Moines, was an ostensibly bipartisan affair: Potential presidential candidates fr...

Biofuels Plant Converts Plant Waste To Ethanol

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new biofuels plant in southwest Kansas represents the future of ethanol production in the United States, Energy Secretary Ern...

Does EPA's Proposal to Cut Biodiesel Portend Administration Caving to Big Coal?

Lindsay San Giacomo | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Lindsay San Giacomo

Is a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal to cut biodiesel -- an environmentally friendly fuel that burns significantly cleaner than ...

Proposed City of Chicago Ethanol Ordinance Would be a Step in the Right Direction

Michael Wang, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2014 | Chicago
Michael Wang, Ph.D.

A proposed City of Chicago ordinance that would require most gas stations to offer E15 fuel - 15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline - is one example of a smaller step we can take now to increase our use of renewable energy sources.

GOP Senate Candidate Takes Heat For Big Oil Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst, who's running for Iowa's open seat, is under fire for planning to attend a fundraiser with the political action commi...

Ad Links Iraq To Domestic Gas Prices, Advocates For Preserving Renewable Fuel Rules

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The liberal group Americans United For Change released a new television ad Thursday tying the fight over domestic renewable fuel sta...

Big Oil and Big Corn Square Off: Biodiesel And Democrats Lose

Lindsay San Giacomo | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Lindsay San Giacomo

Until 2014, the Obama Administration always supported raising the RFS, which mandates the amount of biofuels blended into our national fuel supply every year. But now the EPA is proposing keeping the 2013 standards through 2015. The big question here is why.

Can Fuel Economy Targets Survive All the Loopholes?

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The loopholes let the companies undercut the rules' strong targets and turn out cars and light trucks that increase pollution. It's akin to a doctor telling you: "Go ahead and smoke, as long as you go on a diet."

Monarch Butterflies: Industrial Agricultural Warfare Is Killing Them, Us

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

I saw only five monarch butterflies last summer at my home in western Massachusetts. I was thrilled and relieved, but sad, each time. It has been 52 years since Carson sounded the alarm about the devastating effects of pesticides. Haven't we learned that agricultural warfare is not the answer?

Wall Street Market Manipulation Example 3,789: Ethanol

Mike Lux | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Because of rampant Wall Street in what's called the RIN (which stands for Renewable Identification Numbers) market, taxpayers are once again helping Wall Street traders get rich. And to compound the problem, the biggest oil companies are colluding with the Wall Street guys to make extra money at our expense as well.

Senators Face Uphill Battle With Latest Push

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - A group of U.S. Senators introduced a bill on Thursday to eliminate ...

The Climate Post: EPA Proposes Lower Biofuel Mandate

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday announced cuts to a federal mandate dictating how much ethanol must be blended into gasoline....

EPA Proposes Reducing Biofuel Mandate

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO and MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 11.15.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply, acknowledging the biofuel law champion...