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July 19 -- The White House on Thursday doubled down on its support of a biofuel-blending rule that’s drawing intense attacks from the oil industry and lawmakers on Capitol Hill. >>View Article

July 17 -- For more than 130 years, Darling International has operated in a little-known corner of U.S. industry, breaking down the leftovers of the meat industry for products including cattle feed and cosmetics. >>View Article

July 3 -- Electric vehicles had their strongest month in June this year as major automakers cut prices and added hefty incentives to boost sales. General Motors Co. — after a series of disappointing sales months for its plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt — reported sales jumped by 53 percent to 2,698 in June, up over the 1,760 in June 2012 after it offered incentives worth as much as $5,000 off 2012 models and $4,000 off 2013 models. For the first half of 2013, sales are up 11.8 percent.  >>View Article

July 1 -- The Midwest could fuel its planes with biofuels in the future, according to a report released by Boeing, United Airlines and other partners on Thursday. >>View Article

Monday, 01 July 2013 14:17

RFS Fact Check

July 1 -- True or False? Natural gas is an approved alternative fuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard. False. >>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 24 -- Starting when they became friends in freshman year at Emory University in Atlanta, Jonathan S. Wolfson and Harrison F. Dillon would take off into the mountains of Wyoming and Colorado for weeks at time. They spent their days hiking in the wilderness and their nights drinking bourbon by the campfire, talking big about how one day they would build a company that would help preserve the environment they both loved. >>View Article

June 24 -- For the price of a single F-22 fighter jet, Congress could do more to strengthen national security and our economy than an entire combat squadron. When invested in military-led biofuel development, that cost could secure a safe, renewable domestic fuel supply and spur job growth in communities across the country. >>VIew Article

Thursday, 06 June 2013 13:39

United Airlines Buys Big Into Biofuels

June 6 -- United Airlines is taking a significant step forward in its use of biofuel with a plan to buy 15 million gallons of the stuff during the next three years. The airline signed an agreement with AltAir Fuels to buy fuel it will use on flights departing Los Angeles beginning next year. United says the renewable jet fuel is “price competitive” with the fuel now used by airlines and should, on a lifecycle basis, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent. >>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

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