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Lucia Graves

Senate Votes To End Ethanol Tax Credit | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted on Thursday to kill a major break for the ethanol industry while leaving the door open to future negotiations on contin...

Lucia Graves

Midwestern Senators Introduce Alternative To Cutting Ethanol Subsidies | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of Midwestern senators introduced a bill Tuesday as an alternative to Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) proposal to end the...

Ryan Grim

Grover Norquist Rebuked By GOP | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Grover Norquist's grip on the Republican Party's tax policy slipped dramatically on Tuesday, a development that is likely to have signif...

Ryan Grim

Koch Brothers: Ethanol Subsidies Should End | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Opponents of ethanol subsidies got a boost Monday from Koch Industries as the company announced its opposition to the giveaways on the e...

Jon Ward

Students Group Backs Huntsman, Finding Pawlenty 'Nebulous' And Rejecting Romney's Ethanol Stance | Jon Ward | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

When Students for Daniels found out that the Indiana governor was not going to run for the GOP presidential nomination, they turned their attention to...

Brazil´s Biofuel Drama Goes Global

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Brazil's biofuel drama is a reminder that solutions packaged in green wrappers fail to scale with billions facing starvation in the Americas, Africa and Asia.

The Climate Post: The World Has Passed Peak Oil, Says Top Economist

Mason Inman | Posted 07.06.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

The European Commission's director-general for transport and mobility policy warned if actions are delayed to reduce oil dependency, "we may be forced to drastically reduce all our mobility."

Koch Industries' Deep Web Of Influence

The Center for Public Integrity | John Aloysius Farrell | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business

By John Aloysius Farrell The Center For Public Integrity At an EPA hearing last summer, representatives from Koch Industries argued that moderate ...

Andrea Stone

Air Force Is Going Green, Flies F-15 Fueled On Plant Oil Over Phillies Home Opener | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

The sellout crowd that turned out Friday to watch the Phillies win their home opener against the Houston Astros in Philadelphia was treated to a pre-g...

Elise Foley

Coburn, Conservative Group Feud Over Ethanol Subsidy | Elise Foley | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn, one of three Republican members of a bipartisan group aiming to shrink the deficit, took aim on Tuesday at the conserva...

Secretary Vilsack's Defiant Defense of Ethanol

Ben Grossman-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Grossman-Cohen

Should the US reform its policies to help prevent a global food price crisis?

The Ethanol Myth and Innovation Gone Amok

Robert F. Brands | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert F. Brands

Some 'Improvements' Demand Serious Questions Next time you fill up at the pump, check for a new sticker: "Contains up to 10% Ethanol." It represents...

Small Farms and the Farm Subsidies Scandal

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Krotz

From 1995 to 2009, taxpayers shelled out nearly a quarter-trillion dollars in farm subsidies. But while ten percent of farmers received 74% of this money, 62% of American farmers got no subsidy at all.

Green News Report: December 28, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hot (yes, h...

Will Car Sales Ever Rebound to Meet U.S. Ethanol Targets?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

While the fiscal crisis causing governments to reduce funding for green energy, one of the most expensive yet least efficient of renewable fuels, corn-based ethanol, has been given another year of generous taxpayer support in the US.

Green News Report: December 23, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Paging Erin...

Green News Report: December 21, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The Planet ...

Price of Ethanol and Price of Oil According to the New York Times

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

In a classic example and contender for the Alfred E. Neuman "I Don't Get It" prize of the year the New York Times' editorial page of December 9th outdid itself in discussing oil, ethanol and subsidies.

Lame Duck Congress Goes from Bad to Worse on U.S. Ethanol Policy

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

Update: The Des Moines Register reports today that a tax agreement between congressional republicans and the White House will include an extension of ...

End of Ethanol Tariff & Subsidy Doesn't Mean the End of U.S. Ethanol

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

If Americans deserve access to better, less expensive prescription drugs, why not the same when it comes to renewable fuel?

Is Corn Ethanol a Dirty Word?

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

With the release of two Senate “Dear Colleague” letters in roughly 24 hours, Washington is much abuzz about ethanol policy. Yesterday saw a bipart...

Two Important Letters May Help Make Ethanol Reform a Reality

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

When the clock runs out, Americans will hopefully enjoy the economic, environmental and energy security benefits of sugarcane ethanol at last. Congress has every reason to make the right decision.

Ethanol Subsidies: Bipartisan Group Of Senators Calls For Their Expiration

Washington Post | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a clear sign of momentum against ethanol subsidies, a bipartisan group of more than a dozen senators has signed onto a letter urging Senate leaders...

An Alternate History of the Energy Crisis

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

What if the United States had been forced to cut down on gas starting in 1948? U.S. auto companies likely wouldn't have become the bumbling boneheads of the industrial world.

Lucia Graves

Some GOP Senators Become Unlikely Allies Of Green Groups In Fight To Gut Ethanol Subsidies | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- After being elected with a strong mandate to cut spending, all Republicans don't agree on how best to rein in the deficit -- and some ha...