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August 5 -- As we have witnessed over the past decade, the American energy landscape continues to transform. Not so long ago, energy scarcity was a significant concern, especially for transportation fuel as petroleum supply decreased. As a result, in 2005 our nation wisely chose to diversify our fuel supply with strong bipartisan leadership from American policymakers. At that time, under George W. Bush, we created one of the most successful energy policies ever enacted– the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). >>View Article

August 2 -- Most pundits don’t realize it but the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS, has led a renaissance in U.S. technology innovation. Following the establishment of the policy in 2005, companies across the United States made substantial investments to accelerate the development of cleaner-burning biofuels and new energy crops. Beyond biofuels, homegrown biotechnology advances are now being used to produce renewable chemicals and biobased products, including green plastics. >>View Article

July 31 -- No fuel at scale today comes close to equaling ethanol’s ability to prevent American cars and trucks from spewing pollutants from their tailpipes. Unfortunately, one of the most important incentives for the growth of biofuels is now under attack by misguided lawmakers and Big Oil. >>View Article

July 29 -- While there is a lot of back-and-forth in Washington about the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), there is just one fundamental choice at the heart of the debate: do we want alternatives to oil, or not? >>View Article

July 22 -- Biofuel producers will invest as much as $69 billion to expand output during the next decade, driven in part by U.S. policies that increase blending of plant-based fuels into petroleum-based fuel, according to a report from Navigant Consulting Inc. (NCI) >>View Article

June 27 -- With summer driving season here, a new public opinion poll gauges the consumer impacts of constantly fluctuating gas prices and reveals what Americans think is the solution: renewable fuel. The survey, conducted by Research Now and commissioned by Fuels America, identifies specific budget items families give up when they are faced with high gas prices, and their attitudes around oil, renewable fuel and the impacts both have on the economy and our environment. >>View Article

June 25 -- The Supreme Court blocked the oil and gas industry's challenge to a high-ethanol blend of gasoline Monday, scoring a point for a renewable fuel industry aiming to mix more plant-based materials into the nation's gasoline. >>View Article

Monday, 29 April 2013 15:53

Get Ready, Grads, For Greener Jobs

April 29 -- Technology still might not have the capacity to save the world, but creating systems that can save energy and water has a beneficial side effect — good jobs at decent wages for people needing work. Getting trained to perform green jobs — making homes and businesses able to use less and produce more — is a smart way for job seekers to reinvent themselves. >>View Article

Monday, 01 April 2013 13:53

Vilsack, Branstad Rally For Biofuel

April 1 -- Put two prominent Iowa politicians on the same stage these days, even when they’re from opposite parties, and an immediate defense of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard breaks out. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, a former Iowa governor, and incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad both used a ceremony at DuPont Pioneer’s research center in Johnston on Friday to get in licks in favor of the federal mandate that at least 10 percent of gasoline used in U.S. motor cars be ethanol. >>View Article

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

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