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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.

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 ...

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...

Drought, Corn Shortage Pushes Gas Prices Higher

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Money

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Gasoline prices in the United States rose over the past two weeks, driven partly by supply disruptions and a drought-indu...

The Hidden Ingredient in Rising Food Costs

Marie Clarke Brill | Posted 09.11.2012 | Green
Marie Clarke Brill

The U.S. is the largest exporter of corn in the world, but the latest USDA estimates are that we will be exporting 300 million fewer bushels due to tight supply and higher prices. What is the hidden ingredient in rising corn prices?

Matt Sledge

Richard Mourdock: Sen. Dick Lugar's Ethanol Policies Making You Pay More For Gas

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

Facing a fierce primary challenge this year from the right, Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar found himself accused Wednesday night of driving up gas prices ...

The Need for a Federal Czar to Oversee the Development of the Nation's Oil Reserves

Ed Koch | Posted 03.10.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

For whatever reasons, Congress was able to resist the pressures of the farm lobby to extend the ethanol subsidy. Now it's time for Congress to show the same intelligence and courage and end subsidies for a host of industries.

Farmers Defy Weak Economy To Have One Of Their Best Years Ever

AP | By JIM SUHR | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

ST. LOUIS -- An Illinois farmer made so much money this year he made loan payments on one tractor a year in advance and exchanged some older ones for ...

Pair Of Senators Propose Immediate End To Ethanol Tax Credit

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Two senators from ethanol-producing states proposed Thursday to immediately end a tax credit for the corn-based fuel and agreeing t...

Fueling Resistance: Rx. for Trouble

David Wallinga, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2011 | Home
David Wallinga, M.D.

Some producers fermenting corn into ethanol add human antibiotics to their fermentation tanks. Why? To control bacteria in the tanks, which can reduce their yields if they get out of control.

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 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...

The EPA -- Judge Them by Their Enemies

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The EPA may be the most effective agency in the Obama administration and they are delivering on their legal mandate to protect the environment and human health.

Glaring Hypocrisy in U.S. Ethanol's Subsidized Exports

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

American taxpayers are paying hard earned money to lower prices at the pump for Europeans and other drivers around the world.

Another Blow to Ethanol Subsidies and Trade Protection from Iowa State

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

Fresh competition will ultimately benefit consumers with reduced prices at the pump in the long run.

Time to Stop Subsidizing Ethanol

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

The $5 billion VEETC subsidy pads the pockets of Big Oil but does almost nothing to advance its stated purpose of actually promoting ethanol production.

Jason Linkins

Deficit Commission's 'Chairman's Mark' Doesn't Mention Wasteful Ethanol Subsidies

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'm not going to be the first one to note that the "chairman's mark" that was birthed so suddenly into our lives yesterday lacks a certain amount of s...

Amanda Terkel

Tea Party Porkers: Secretive Anti-Bailout Group Quietly Lobbies For Government Handouts

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most troubling aspects of the thriving industry of shadowy independent expenditure groups popping up in this election is the fact that the ...

Winning the Race for Renewable Energy

Jeff Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Simmons

America needs to be a leader in the clean energy economy of the future. If we are serious about winning this race, now is not the time to take our foot off the pedal.

Congress -- It's Easy to Save Taxpayers $6 Billion -- Cut Fuel Costs

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

2010-09-22-sugarcanecopy.jpg Current U.S. ethanol policies include an interlocking system of subsidies and tariffs that cost taxpayers $6 billion per year.

New Energy Report: There's a Bright Spot

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Review 2009 was released in August, and there are two aspects of the report that will seem like qualified environmental victories.

After 30 Years of Federal Subsidies and Tariffs, Ethanol Can Go It Alone

Joel Velasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Velasco

As the world's top producers of ethanol, the United States and Brazil should lead by example in creating a free market for clean, renewable energy.

Nitrogen Fertilizer's Toll: Not Just Dead Zones

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donald Carr

It is time for agriculture to dramatically reduce the millions of pounds of nitrogen pollution that flow off farms every year and then contaminate public waterways and drinking water supplies.

Taxpayer Investment in Ethanol Yields Little Relief from Oil

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donald Carr

Between 2005 and 2009, U.S. taxpayers spent a whopping $17 billion to subsidize corn-ethanol blends in gasoline. What did they get in return? A reduc...

Greenwashing Corn: Industrial Ag Tries to Bolster its Tarnished Image

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donald Carr

EWG can hardly wait to get our invitation to hear how the corn growers are going to boost their image with environmentalists by growing more corn.