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Wednesday, 21 August 2013 14:21

Statistically, Ethanol Is A Farm-Friendly Fuel

August 21 -- The Aug. 15 commentary “Yes — reconsider that ethanol blend rate” was chock-full of misrepresentations and cherry-picked data to allow the authors to make a case against other American farmers and the ethanol industry. >>View Article

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 14:22

Ethanol Is U.S.-Made, Cheaper Than Gas

August 13 -- In “Imaginary optimism” (Comment & Analysis, Aug. 12), The Washington Times asserts that oil companies are being forced to blend cellulosic ethanol that does not exist. The Times also claims that biofuel blending increases pump prices. We get it. The Washington Times is dubious of policies that promote biofuels, but facts are facts. >>View Article

Thursday, 08 August 2013 16:12

Green Water

August 8 -- With domestic oil production up, imports declining, and new oil and gas reserves being discovered, some question whether energy remains, or ever was, a security challenge and military vulnerability for the United States. The rise in oil prices back over $100 per barrel in the wake of Egypt's political turmoil provides a sobering answer. >>View Article

August 7 -- Silicon wafer maker SunEdison Inc said it expects a recovery in solar power installations during the current quarter to reverse a slump in sales that contributed to a bigger-than-expected loss in the three months ended June. >>View Article

August 7 -- Here is a “good-news” press release from the U.S. Department of Energy about the burgeoning wind energy industry in Texas. It seems that the Lone Star State has the greatest upside potential of any state when it comes to generating additional electricity through this “clean” source of energy. >>View Article

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 13:44

RFS Hasn't Hurt The Poultry Industry

August 6 -- I followed with interest the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearings concerning the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). I became very skeptical of the statements by those representing the livestock and poultry sectors of agriculture when, in a very complex economy, they are able to find a single cause, the RFS, for all the perceived or real challenges confronting their industry. So I did some research on the 2003-2007, pre-RFS period and compared it to the 2008-2012 period that followed enactment of the law. >>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

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