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Renewable Fuel Standard

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 06.13.2014 | 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.

Say What? White House Plots With Secretive Investment Firm With Ties to Bushes And Bin Ladens?

Paul Alexander | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

President Obama likes to say that his is "the most transparent administration" ever. But members of the environmental community and biofuel industry -- some of his most ardent supporters in the past -- might beg to differ.

Kate Sheppard

Some Democratic Senate Candidates Want To Talk About Climate; Others, Not So Much

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Republican Senate candidates are nearly unanimous in their desire to either ignore or deny the existence of global warming, the ma...

Kate Sheppard

Oil And Gas Lobby Lays Out 2014 Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The oil industry's leading lobby group, the American Petroleum Institute, debuted its 2014 agenda on Tuesday: Keystone, Keystone, and ...

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 ...

Lobbyists Swarm Washington As EPA Mulls Cutting Biofuels Mandate

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

By Cezary Podkul WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Industries with millions of dollars at stake over the U.S. government's plan to lower t...

The Renewable Fuel Standard Is Another Taxpayer-Funded Bailout

Ken Blackwell | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

We're all paying more at the pump. It's hurting consumers and dangerous for the fragile economy. And, it's because of a Washington handout to corn farmers and big Wall Street banks -- all disguised as a measure to promote renewable energy and clean-burning fuels.

Biofuels and Biomass Lose Favor: Investors Beware!

Rachel Smolker | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green
Rachel Smolker

Cutting, burning, and clearing our forests and fields to supply massive quantities of plant materials to electric utilities and refineries appears ever more ludicrous and misguided. Think ancient Mayan civilization collapse.

Don't Blame It on the Rain: The Ethanol Mandate Is a Bad Idea in Any Year

Christopher Knittel | Posted 10.27.2012 | Business
Christopher Knittel

The RFS has enriched corn farmers and it has not reduced gasoline prices significantly. Our government should not be picking big agriculture as winners over the environment and the poor.

Experts Say Repealing Ethanol Fuel Standard Would Have Little Effect

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green

(Adds gasoline comparative pricing in paragraphs 24, 25) * Food, livestock producers want US to waive ethanol mandate * ...

A Watershed in the Development of the Bio-based Economy?

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Stephan B. Tanda

The bio-based economy is far more than just bio-fuels. It is also about replacing the oil-based chemicals and materials in cars, shoes or electronic goods, with chemicals and materials derived from renewable biomass

Louisiana's Forests Could Be Tapped for Energy Soon

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.17.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Roots of mighty oaks push up through New Orleans sidewalks while trees in the metropolis often tower above nearby buildings. Nearly half of Louisiana, in fact, is covered with forests, and the southern U.S. as a whole is considered the nation's wood basket.

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.

Mixing Water Into The Energy Debate

Rob Runyan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Runyan

Dealing with one sector without thinking about the other is one-hand clapping. That's why we have popular alternative fuels like ethanol that don't factor in the drain on water resources.