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Louisiana Wood Pellet Plants Will Cater to Europe's Energy Needs

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Green
Susan Buchanan

U.S. pellet exports nearly doubled last year to 3.2 million short tons and headed mostly to Europe, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. European nations, particularly the UK, are using wood pellets to replace coal for electricity generation and heating.

Katherine Boehrer

New Method Could Help Produce Clean Hydrogen From Renewable Energy | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green

Scientists at Scotland's University of Glasgow say they've found a new way to produce hydrogen from clean, renewable energy sources. In a paper pub...

GMO E. Coli Could Turn Plant Waste Into Fuel

Posted 03.28.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Plant waste has long been seen as a possible source of sustainable biofuels, and new research out of Rice ...

The Lugar Energy Plan: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

Sen. Lugar is a realist who has long acknowledged the dangers of global warming, and who cares deeply about the U.S.'s leadership role in solving tough international problems. But his bill falls short

New Biofuels Strategy and EPA Policy: Promote Clean Energy & Green Jobs

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

With two important policy announcements, the Obama Administration is putting the nation on track to increase its production and use of clean-burning, American-made biofuels.

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.

Ethanol In California: How Everything Has To Change For A Little Bit Of Corn

gas 2.0 | Alexis Madrigal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

California, which is often forward-thinking on energy issues, challenged itself to use cleaner-burning fuels in the 1980s. Alexis Madrigal, writing fo...