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March 14 -- Thirty governors in the Governor’s Biofuels Coalition have issued a letter to all members of Congress urging them to stay the course on the federal renewable fuel standard (RFS). The Iowa Biodiesel Board praised the move as a bold statement of refusal to back down to the unrelenting false accusations leveled by opponents of biofuels. >>View Article

March 7 -- Large oil companies like to tell the public "We Agree" when it comes to clean energy. But in Sacramento and Washington, their motto seems to be "It Can't Be Done." A Jan. 31 article in the San Jose Mercury News, "Chevron and its allies take aim at California's low carbon fuel standard," demonstrates how the oil industry has once again banded together to oppose groundbreaking environmental initiatives. >>View Article

Thursday, 07 March 2013 17:58

GM's Chief Touts Electric Vehicles

March 7 -- General Motors's chief executive said the auto maker would cut fuel-consumption of its 2016 vehicles by almost 10% over current models by reducing the average weight of its cars and trucks. >>View Article

Friday, 08 February 2013 16:37

The Renewable Fuel Standard Works

February 8 -- The RFS provides industry with a predictable market signal, rewards innovation and investment in the development of new renewable fuel technologies, the steady improvement of their environmental benefits and the expansion of domestic fuel production in rural America. >>View Article

December 17 -- This has been a tough year for the U.S. biofuels industry: drought curtailed corn starch ethanol production and investment in the industry shrank to its lowest level in nearly a decade. Headed into 2013, though, industry momentum appears to be regaining steam. Led by advanced biofuels, the potential for expanding biofuels production has improved dramatically as Washington offers clarity on key policy issues. >>View Article

November 29 -- As a twenty year veteran of the Air Force, much of my service revolved around issues of energy dependency and national security. Early in my career, I had the opportunity to serve on the National Security Council staff of President George H. W. Bush. >>View Article

Friday, 16 November 2012 19:42

U.S. EPA Maintains Renewable Fuels Standard

November 16 -- U.S. EPA today announced that the agency has not found evidence to support a finding of severe “economic harm” that would warrant granting a waiver of the renewable fuels standard (RFS). The decision is based on economic analyses and modeling done in conjunction with the USDA and U.S. DOE. >>View Article 

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