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#Ethanol Groups Support Trump’s Election
November 10, 2016 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Donald Trump has been elected as 45th President of the United States. In response to the  news, several ethanol groups, on behalf of the industry, are sending out their congratulations.

“The president-elect …

Trump’s Victory Shatters Energy Landscape
November 9, 2016 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  …  Biofuels: Trump said in Iowa in January that he wants ethanol volumes set under the Renewable Fuel Standard restored to statutory levels, but he has surrounded himself with RFS …

US Elections: Who Wins, Who Loses – What Trump’s Victory Means for the Bioeconomy
November 9, 2016 – 10:17 am | One Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digests)  In Washington, Donald Trump captured the US Presidency in an upset victory that confounded pollsters and political pundits even as it delighted supporters of his maverick candidacy based on themes …

Ethanol’s Prime Spot in the E&C Chairman’s Race
November 7, 2016 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Mark Drajem & Ari Natter and James Rowley (Bloomberg)  … Similar to Hillary Clinton’s dilemma on pipelines, a Trump administration could be caught between competing interests on approval for renewable projects or transmission lines on …

Get Ready for Divided Government, Again
November 6, 2016 – 6:56 pm | No Comment

by Douglas L. Faulkner (The Cleantech Conservative/Biofuels Digest)  … America is divided in so many ways: by ideology, class, gender, education and race, and even by geography. There is a political and economic chasm between the …

A Trump Presidency Could Mean 3.4 Billion Tons More U.S. Carbon Emissions than a Clinton One
November 6, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

(Lux Research)  The U.S. energy landscape is poised for a transformation under either president, but Trump’s policies would leave emissions 16% higher after two terms than Clinton’s, Lux Research says – U.S. Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton …

Farmers Could Help Trump Win This Make-or-Break State
November 4, 2016 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Tom Philpott (Mother Jones)  Cue the pandering to King Corn. —  …  And while winning Iowa is far from enough to push Trump to national victory, he absolutely needs to win the state to …

Biofuels Finance Conference Meets in Minneapolis
October 24, 2016 – 9:22 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) … The lame duck Congress offers the next best chance for some movement on one issue important to the ethanol industry, said Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American …

Emails: Clinton Team Mulled Repeal of EPA’s Ethanol Program
October 24, 2016 – 8:02 pm | No Comment

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  Hillary Clinton’s campaign mulled supporting the elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuels program before a campaign tour through the corn state of Iowa last year, according to illegally …

Energy Lessons from Podesta’s Inbox
October 21, 2016 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  … Comb through the tens of thousands of messages from John Podesta’s hacked inbox long enough, and you can find a veritable roadmap to the energy policy Hillary Clinton would …

WikiLeaks Emails Show How Clinton’s Campaign Chief Once Opened Doors for Energy Firm
October 20, 2016 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Kevin G. Hall (McClatchyDC)  Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief once opened doors at home and abroad for an alternative energy firm whose investors include a Vladimir Putin-supported Russian company.

These ties were highlighted last week when …

Clinton Camp Worried Carbon Tax Would Be ‘Lethal’
October 14, 2016 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager feared that endorsing a carbon tax would be “lethal” to her campaign.  Hacked emails released Thursday by WikiLeaks belonging to John Podesta showed her top aides …

How Do the Presidential Candidates Stack up on Farm and Rural Policy Issues?
October 13, 2016 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Sara Wyant (Farm Forum)  As some of you know, Agri-Pulse made a significant commitment to track the presidential candidates, starting in 2015. We followed each one during the primaries, to the nominating conventions and …

Biogenic CO2 Coalition Launches Grassroots Outreach: Urges EPA to Remove its Regulatory Roadblock to Development of the Bioeconomy
October 12, 2016 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(Biogenic CO2 Coalition)  Today (October 6, 2016), a coalition of major agricultural groups launched a grassroots campaign to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to remove its regulatory roadblock to development of the emerging bioeconomy.

The Biogenic …

Hillary Clinton Said America Is Energy Independent. It Is Not
October 11, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC)  Hillary Clinton said during the second presidential debate on Sunday that the United States has achieved energy independence, but the country still imports millions of barrels a day of oil and petroleum …

What a Donald Trump EPA Will Look Like with Climate Change Skeptic Myron Ebell at the Helm
October 4, 2016 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Paul Raeburn (Newsweek)  … (Myron) Ebell, the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a prominent climate-change skeptic, was chosen at the end of September to head the …

Clinton’s Plan to Reduce US Oil Consumption Likely Won’t Work
October 4, 2016 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC)  … Clinton says she would extend standards for vehicle fuel efficiency, methane emissions, building codes and appliance standards that President Barack Obama implemented or supported, according to a campaign spokesperson. Clinton supports …

Trump Backs off Plan to Eliminate EPA
September 23, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Kyle Feldscher (The Washington Examiner)  Donald Trump appeared to back off his proposal to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency as president, instead promising to “refocus” the agency on a less regulatory-heavy mission.

He promised to …

Poet CEO Says Clinton, Trump Know Importance of Ethanol
September 22, 2016 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The head of ethanol giant Poet is optimistic presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton back renewable fuels despite recent developments that have left some in the industry uncertain about their positions.

Jeff Broin, …

Ethanol Blog: Science Improves on Land-Use Change, Biodiesel
September 19, 2016 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN-The Progressive Farmer)  Purdue University agriculture economics professor Wally Tyner isn’t exactly ready to discount the theory of indirect land use change, or ILUC, that has been the bane of biofuels’ existence …

Trump Biofuel Proposals Echo Those of Backer Icahn
September 17, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to weigh into a debate over a controversial U.S. biofuels program with a proposal that would back the position of billionaire investor Carl …

When It Comes to Science, Trump and Clinton Have Common Ground — But Not Much
September 14, 2016 – 10:20 am | No Comment

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post) Earlier this summer, the folks behind ScienceDebate.org sent the presidential candidates a list of 20 questions that likely won’t garner much airtime in the televised debates this fall. They asked about climate change, mental …

Commentary: Are Presidential Hopefuls Ignoring Real Issues of Renewable Fuels?
September 13, 2016 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Jacqueline Campos (Fuel Fix/Opportune)  … When it comes to this year’s election, renewable fuels continue to be well-supported, but policy mandating the use of those renewable fuels in gasoline remains to be seen.

The dilemma is that …

Trump Focuses on Farmers
August 30, 2016 – 10:22 pm | No Comment

by Eddie Scott (TheVillagesSuntimes)  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the second annual Roast and Ride at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. — … Trump promised to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard and corn-based ethanol, eliminate burdensome …

Jill Stein Calls for ‘Green New Deal’ to Address Climate Change
August 25, 2016 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  … Climate change, she (Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein) said during a National Press Club event on Tuesday, is an “emergency expounded by racial disparities. … We call for a joint …

Iowa Teen Promotes Ethanol at DNC, RNC
August 23, 2016 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Kathie Obradovich (Des Moines Register)  It’s hard to beat this as a summer job for a Des Moines teenager: Two weeks at the Republican and Democratic national conventions as part of an Iowa team promoting ethanol.

Otto …

Libertarian Gary Johnson on 2016: ‘This is the demise of the Republican Party’
August 23, 2016 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by John Harwood (CNBC)  …  JOHNSON: I do think that climate change is occurring, that it is man-caused. One of the proposals that I think is a very libertarian proposal, and I’m just open to this, …

Hillary Clinton Picks TPP and Fracking Advocate To Set Up Her White House
August 17, 2016 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Zaid Jilani and Naomi LaChance (The Intercept)  Two big issues dogged Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary: the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP) and fracking. She had a long history of supporting both.

Under fire from Bernie …

Trump Announces Farm and Rural Advisory Team
August 17, 2016 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by  Sara Wyant and Philip Brasher (Agri-Pulse)  Donald Trump’s campaign has set up a geographically diverse team of agricultural leaders that includes congressmen, governors, state agriculture commissioners, trade association leaders and producers of grain, livestock, …

RINferno
August 17, 2016 – 10:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Let me see if we got this right. Donald Trump loves the Renewable Fuel Standard  —   Carl Icahn loves Donald Trump   —   Therefore, Carl Icahn hates the Renewable Fuel Standard

With that, …

API Ads Target RFS: RFS Reform, Repeal Efforts Continue
August 11, 2016 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … Yet Trump gave an economic speech Monday in Detroit in which he touted boosting domestic oil and gas production and made no references to renewable energy. Trump cited …

Trump Should Push Biofuels on Corn Belt Swing, Santorum Says
August 5, 2016 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg)  Republican nominee Trump backs U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard; Tactic would exploit a Clinton weakness, Rick Santorum says  —  Donald Trump’s campaign swing through the Corn Belt on Friday should include a …

Report: Clinton Talking about RFS Alternative
August 4, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Ed Tibbetts (Quad City Times)  A new report saying that Hillary Clinton’s campaign has talked with California officials about how the Renewable Fuel Standard might be revamped is drawing criticism from a top Republican …

Recharge Wrap-up: Pikes Peak Tesla Abandoned at Supercharger, Gen. Wesley Clark Champions Ethanol
August 1, 2016 – 10:01 pm | No Comment

by John Beltz Snyder (AutoBlog) …  General Wesley Clark argued in support of ethanol at the Democratic National Convention. While some gas stations advertise the fact that their product contains no ethanol, General Clark – a …

Voters Question Trump-Pence Stance on Ag, #Biofuels
August 1, 2016 – 9:56 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Is the Trump-Pence Republican ticket good for agriculture, energy?”

During his campaigning Trump has been supporter of biofuels and has repeatedly said he could “be a …

Hillary Clinton’s Climate and Energy Policies, Explained
August 1, 2016 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by David Roberts (Vox)  … I’m going to break this down as a series of numbered lists — not one, not two, but five lists of three:

The three key facts the campaign took as starting points

Democrats Strike ‘All-of-the-Above’ Energy Policy from Platform
July 26, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Valerie Richardson (The Washington Times)  Say good-bye to the Democratic Party’s long-standing support for “all-of-the-above” energy, and hello to “some of the above.”

The party’s “all-of-the-above” energy commitment was stricken from the Democratic National Committee …

GOP Platform, Which Calls Coal ‘Clean’, Would Reverse Decades of U.S. Energy and Climate Policy
July 21, 2016 – 7:46 pm | No Comment

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  The Republican Party platform adopted Monday night would bring a total about-face on U.S. energy and climate policy, declaring that the priority placed on combating climate change under President …

Grassley Says Vilsack’s Better for Ag Agenda as Secretary, not VP
July 21, 2016 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Amy Mayer  (Iowa Public Radio)  U.S. Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack may be on Hillary Clinton’s short-list for a vice presidential running mate. Several national media outlets have reported that while …

GOP Platform Proposes Turning EPA into a Commission
July 19, 2016 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Eric Wolff, et al. (Politico Morning Energy)  … The Republican Platform 2016 offers a fresh plan for an old GOP target: it calls for converting the EPA into a bipartisan commission. As Pro’s Alex Guillén …

Trump VP Pick Draws Rave Reviews from Agriculture
July 18, 2016 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Spencer Chase (Agri Pulse)  … On the Renewable Fuel Standard, a policy that Trump supports, Pence voted in favor of the original 2005 legislation that created the program, but voted against the 2007 bill that created the current version …

Keep It in the Ground or America First?
July 15, 2016 – 11:14 am | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum) … One of the great benefits of the diesel platform is its capability to run on higher blends of high quality biofuels including renewable diesel fuel and biodiesel fuel. These fuels are considered …

Sanders’s Next Challenge: Where Will He Take His Revolution?
June 27, 2016 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by David Weigel and John Wagner (The Washington Post)  … Sanders’s role is under discussion, but he has said a more immediate priority is trying to find common ground on the issues he championed during the …

The Annual Battle for Renewables
June 17, 2016 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (The Hill)  … It’s worth recalling why a bipartisan coalition of policymakers, including President George W. Bush, worked together in 2007 to expand the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires oil companies to …

RFS Supporters Say Biofuel Is ‘Nuanced’ Issue
June 16, 2016 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today) … What happens in 2022 is that Congress stops setting annual levels of renewable fuel usage, but the actual law does not expire. It would take an act of Congress …

Eric Branstad to Lead Trump’s Presidential Campaign in Iowa
June 16, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Jason Noble (Des Moines Register)  Eric Branstad, the son of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and an advocate for Iowa’s renewable fuels industry, will serve as the Iowa state director for presumptive Republican presidential nominee …

You’re Not the Boss of Me
June 13, 2016 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Ron Lamberty (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … To oversimplify, ethanol’s opponents have gained support by defining ethanol as a fuel people are being forced to use. It is not coincidental that big oil …

Has Shifting to Renewable Energy Become ‘Irreversible’?
June 10, 2016 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan H Harsch (Agri-Pulse)  … At the heart of the battle is whether it makes sense to transition from fossil fuels to renewables like biofuels, wind, and solar energy. At issue is the choice between steering …

Ethanol Industry Blasts EPA ‘Hogwash’
June 9, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  The ethanol industry will lay into the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for proposing a 2017 renewable fuel standard that it says is based on oil industry “hogwash.”

The industry also …

GOP to Rule Out Carbon Tax
June 8, 2016 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill) House Republicans this week will vote to condemn taxes on carbon dioxide emissions, slamming the door on an idea that some members of their party have flirted with in the past.

The …

Growth Energy Applauds Trump’s Pro-RFS Statements
June 1, 2016 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth Energy has spoken out to applaud a statement made by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in support of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). Meanwhile, two former senators …

Donald Trump Just Made an Extremely Important Promise. It’s One of His Worst Yet.
May 31, 2016 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Greg Sargent (The Washington Post)  Believe it or not, Donald Trump has now made a very important policy statement. Introducing what he billed as an “energy plan,” Trump promised to “cancel the Paris Climate Plan.” …

Trump’s Right to Support Ethanol Mandates
May 26, 2016 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Kevin Skunes (Grand Forks Herald)  … Thankfully, there’s one vital energy policy that both Trump and his opponent, Hillary Clinton, have promised to support: the Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires that oil companies make increasing …

What Kevin Cramer Is Telling Trump about Making American Energy Great Again
May 20, 2016 – 11:28 am | No Comment

by Mark Drajem (Bloomberg)  Say what you will about the EPA, but it doesn’t take the easy way out.  EPA issued its proposal for the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard yesterday, surprisingly early given that it has been …

Hillary Clinton’s Climate and Energy Policies, Explained
May 10, 2016 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by David Roberts (Vox.com)  Media coverage of the Democratic primary has not shed much light on Hillary Clinton’s proposals for climate change and clean energy policy.  But oh, she has proposals. Lots of them! I …

There’s One Group Not Ready to Ditch the Donald: Ethanol Producers
May 10, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Mark Drajem (Bloomberg)  Bob Dinneen, president of the Renewable Fuels Association, says he’s confident that the next president — whether Donald Trump, or Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton — would be fine for the biofuel industry. …

THE REGULARS: Clean Energy Incentives Produce Spectrum of Benefits for Iowa
May 4, 2016 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Katie Colling (Sioux City Journal)  … So my question is, why should non-farming Iowans care about RFS or any of the tax incentives for production of alternative energy forms? … Iowa now has 41 corn ethanol plants …

Inaction in Congress Helping Ethanol Right Now
May 4, 2016 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … Ethanol also remains stuck in a battle with EPA over vapor pressure with 15% ethanol over the summer months. 10% ethanol, E10, has such a waiver so it …

Tenacity Required to Secure Advanced Biofuels Future
May 4, 2016 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  Once again, we enter spring awaiting the U.S. EPA’s proposal for the renewable volumes obligations (RVO) for the next year. After six years in this cycle, we know …

Cruz Drops Out of US Presidential Race; Last Anti-Biofuels Candidate Toppled
May 4, 2016 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Indiana, the last anti-biofuels candidate for the US Presidency in 2016 exited the field, when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced that he was ending his presidential bid. The announcement …

Half of U.S. Conservatives Say Climate Change Is Real
May 3, 2016 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Eric Roston (Bloomberg)  Trump and Cruz reject global warming, while more Republicans see it as a threat.  —  The percentage of conservative Republicans who consider global warming a threat shot up 19 points in two …

Sanders and Clinton Back Bioenergy, but Activists Say It’s the Wrong Alternative
April 11, 2016 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Josh Schlossberg (Truthout)   Climate change is a pillar of the presidential campaigns of both Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who have both made proposals to offer tax subsidies and other financial incentives to …

The Problem With Hillary Clinton Isn’t Just Her Corporate Cash. It’s Her Corporate Worldview.
April 7, 2016 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Naomi Klein (The Nation) Clinton is uniquely unsuited to the epic task of confronting the fossil-fuel companies that profit from climate change. … The Clinton camp really doesn’t like talking about fossil-fuel money.

The very suggestion that taking …

Seismic Report Links Earthquakes to Fracking
April 7, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Adam Klasfeld (Courthouse News Service)  Officially linking a controversial natural gas-drilling method to earthquakes for the first time, the U.S. Geological Survey released a groundbreaking report documenting links between fracking and skyrocketing seismic activity.
Released …

Ted Cruz on Energy and Climate: Free Market Directions
April 4, 2016 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

by Robert Bradley Jr. (Master Resource)  … 1) Do you support ending all energy subsidies, including cleaning up the tax code to treat all types of energy the same?  A: Yes, I support a true all-of-the-above …

Election Impacts on the US Biofuels Markets
April 4, 2016 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

(Stratas Advisors)  The 2016 elections have raised clouds of questions for many involved in the US biofuels markets. The conflicting and inflated rhetoric surrounding biofuels and climate policy gives the impression that drastic change is …

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry
March 28, 2016 – 7:03 pm | No Comment

by Bill McKibben (The Nation) Our leaders thought fracking would save our climate. They were wrong. Very wrong.   …   Meet methane, otherwise known as CH4.  In February, Harvard researchers published an explosive paper in Geophysical …

In U.S., 73% Now Prioritize Alternative Energy Over Oil, Gas
March 25, 2016 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by Zac Auter  (Gallup)  Seventy-three percent of Americans say they prefer emphasizing alternative energy, rather than gas and oil production, as the solution to the nation’s energy problems. This marks the highest percentage of Americans …

Ethanol Fuels a Primary Challenge in Iowa to Cruz-backer Steve King
March 22, 2016 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

by Timothy P. Carney (Washington Examiner)  Rick Bertrand, a state senator from Sioux City, Iowa, has announced a primary challenge against GOP Rep. Steve King. What did King do to earn the challenge? In the …

Where The Remaining Presidential Candidates Stand On Energy
March 16, 2016 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Brigham A. McCown (Forbes)  … Based upon a review of her (Hillary Clinton’s) campaign website, The following are expressions of her current position on energy.

Plans to create a $60 billion Clean Energy Challenge, partnering with States, …

King Supports Cruz And RFS
March 14, 2016 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

(1380KCIM.com)  Congressman Steve King has endorsed Texas Senator Ted Cruz for the GOP Presidential nomination, causing many to ask Iowa’s fourth-district representative about his commitment to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). … Cruz’ plan is to …

The Miami Republican Debate: Trump vs. Cruz on Ethanol
March 14, 2016 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

(FactCheck) … Cruz said he bravely opposed ethanol mandates in Iowa where they are popular with corn growers, but Trump accused him of waffling on that issue.

During the run-up to Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses, Cruz publicly …

Include Climate Change in the Debates
March 9, 2016 – 7:52 pm | No Comment

by Helen Mountford (New Climate Economy/Miami Herald) Letter to Editor:  None of the 16 presidential debates so far have taken on climate change as a major focus. As candidates from both sides head to Florida …

Farmers Try to Make Sense of Presidential Race
March 8, 2016 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

by Chris Clayton (DTN/Progressive Farmer/KTIC Radio)  …  Kelly Nieuwenhuis, a farmer from Primghar, Iowa, said his take on the election is that “it’s mindboggling who is in the lead in the presidential campaign.” Nieuwenhuis supported …

Republican Jay Faison Launches Super PAC to Boost Clean-Energy Candidates
March 3, 2016 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Ballhaus (The Wall Street Journal)  Republican millionaire Jay Faison is pushing his party to embrace clean energy, saying conservatives don’t need to be on the defensive on climate issues.

The North Carolina businessman this …

Using Data to Project Future Results: What Do Super Tuesday Primary Numbers Say About the General Election?
March 2, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Robert Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Editors Note: We usually don’t write about election results, but today’s mainstream media coverage of the Super Tuesday primaries seemed to call for some analysis. In some ways it’s …

Presidential Candidates Give Voters Big Choices on Energy Plans
February 26, 2016 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Natalie Jacewicz (Scientific American)  From Trump to Sanders, the 2016 White House hopefuls emphasize different strategies, from wind power to oil drilling. As Super Tuesday primaries loom, here is a comparison …  Marco Rubio: …

Fact Checking the 10th GOP Debate
February 26, 2016 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

by Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee (The Washington Post)  “What I said is that ethanol [mandate] will phase out; it is phasing out now. By 2022, that program expires by virtue of the existing …

Op-Ed: South Carolina Boats, Presidential Candidates and Ethanol Blended Fuels
February 25, 2016 – 7:59 pm | No Comment

(BOAT-US) … E0 (zero-ethanol) gasoline, which is sold at marinas and gas stations, is in effect being pushed out of boat fuel market to make room for the Renewable Fuel Standard-mandated E15 and higher ethanol blends. …

Let’s Not Leave the Discussion in Iowa
February 22, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Dave VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM/Urban Air Initiative)  … Regardless of where candidates stood on ethanol, having this first step on the road to the White House begin in Iowa provides an opportunity to talk about …

6 Things Bernie Sanders Would Do to Crack Down on Fracking, Even if Congress Doesn’t Go Along
February 22, 2016 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Ben Adler (Grist)  … Instead of embracing gas as a supposedly cleaner “bridge fuel,” Sanders wants to go straight to renewables.

Here are the six most significant executive actions that a President Sanders would likely take …

Con: As Climate Change Disasters Loom, It’s No Time to Discard Obama’s Environmental Legacy
February 12, 2016 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Wayne Madsen (GazetteXtra)  EDITOR’S NOTE: The writer is addressing the question, “Should the U.S. scrap ethanol mandates and use its energy surplus to spur the economy?”

Critics, particularly big businesses and right-wing conservatives, keep carping …

Why Flint? Why Dieselgate? Why Was the EPA Prevented From Acting?
February 9, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Of all the grandstanding by politicians over the Flint, Michigan, drinking water disaster perhaps the most hypocritical has been that of Democrats such as Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton …

Ethanol Supporters Push Back against ‘False Narrative’
February 3, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  Ethanol supporters are pushing back against what they say is a “false narrative” regarding Senator Ted Cruz’s victory in the Iowa caucuses.

Some political pundits say Cruz’s victory is a …

Here’s Where the 2016 Republican Field Stands on Climate Change
February 2, 2016 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Bloomberg BNA)  … Businessman Donald Trump: The Republican front-runner has disputed the notion that human activity significantly contributes to climate change. In 2012, Trump wrote, “The concept of global warming was created by and …

Cruz’s Iowa Victory Could Be Big Blow to Big Corn
February 2, 2016 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)   Feb 1 U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s victory on Monday in corn-rich Iowa could represent a major blow to the nation’s controversial biofuels program, reflecting its waning influence over politicians …

In the Ethanol Wars, Both Sides Are Wrong
February 1, 2016 – 9:01 pm | No Comment

by C. Boyden Gray (Des Moines Register)  The Iowa primary has put into play one of the more obscure issues in the political life of the nation — ethanol, of all things. Donald Trump led …

Ted Cruz: I Support an All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy; Remove the Ethanol Blend Wall
February 1, 2016 – 8:43 pm | No Comment

(NBC News Meet the Press)  … CHUCK TODD: Let’s talk about two issues here that seem to be potentially tripping you up here in Iowa. One is ethanol. You have come out against these subsidies, you called …

Ethanol Misinformation Clutters 2016 Campaign Coverage
January 29, 2016 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  … But the media play of ethanol has been inaccurate at times, for example when they refer to a corn ethanol subsidy. “There actually is no subsidy for corn ethanol. We gave …

Every Presidential Candidate’s Position on Ethanol
January 29, 2016 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Ben Potter  (Ag Web)  Agriculture has not provided many hot-button issues for the candidates of the 2016 presidential election to discuss – with one exception.

Because the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is oft-argued, and because …

Cruz Victory in Iowa Threatens Ethanol’s Power
January 28, 2016 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Alex Guillen and Jenny Hopkinson (Politico) … Already, the Republican Texas senator has defied the caucus’ usual political gravity by flying high in the polls in Iowa, despite his years of efforts to kill a …

Trump, Cruz, Clinton, Carson, Paul, Christie and the Ethanol Boondoggle
January 28, 2016 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by  John Stossel (Fox News)    …  They support ethanol because Iowa is the first state to vote on presidential candidates. Candidates want to look strong at the start of the race, so every four …

Ethanol Mandate Hurts Iowa Corn Farmers
January 27, 2016 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Pyle (The Hill/ American Energy Alliance)  … Fortunately for the corn industry, “advanced” biofuels have failed to take off as Congress expected. Moreover, EPA can reduce the volumes Congress called for in the statute, which …

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Speaks In Support Of Renewable Fuels
January 27, 2016 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

(CBC Online) Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton is on the campaign trail and she’ll be making a stop in Carroll prior to the Iowa Caucuses. Late last week Carroll Broadcasting talked with Clinton about lowered Renewable …

Biofuels, Trade Latest Hot Ag Topics for Presidential Candidates
January 26, 2016 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

(NorthernAg.Net)  The Montana Farm Bureau is closely following the “Rural Route to the White House,” U.S. presidential election coverage produced and distributed by Agri-Pulse. The American Farm Bureau is officially the exclusive sponsor of this …

How Much Do Iowans Care about Ethanol?
January 25, 2016 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by James Q. Lynch (The Gazette)  Not as much as they used to, poll suggests, but results open to debate  —  A free-market think tank has made a seven-figure ad buy to alert caucus goers of …

RFA Issues One-Pager to Correct Anti-Ethanol Rhetoric on the Presidential Campaign Trail
January 22, 2016 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuel Association)  In response to the anti-ethanol rhetoric that has been dominating the presidential campaign in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sent a one-pager to media outlets to …

Horowitz: Ethanol is the Anchor Baby of our Economic System
January 22, 2016 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Daniel Horowitz (Conservative Review)  … In the same respect, we can say the ethanol mandate is the anchor baby of our economic system.  Energy is the lifeblood of a free economy.  Much like immigration stands …

Iowa Governor Calls for Anti-Cruz Vote on Ethanol Issue
January 20, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by David Pitt (Associated Press) Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz received an anti-endorsement from the governor of Iowa, Tuesday, host of the country’s lead-off presidential caucus, on account of his failure to support renewable fuels like …

King Vows to Protect Renewable Fuels Standards
January 19, 2016 – 8:28 pm | No Comment

(KIOW)  There has been a lot of discussion among political candidates regarding the production of ethanol fuels. Some candidates are against the idea while still others have proposed a plan to phase renewable fuel standards …

Biofuel Industry’s United Stand
January 19, 2016 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The biofuel industry continues to maintain its united front on encouraging legislative support for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) especially during the presidential campaigns. Leaders from the renewable fuels and agriculture community …

Aircraft Operators Rack up over $1 Million in UK Penalties for Non-Compliance with EU ETS
January 15, 2016 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online) Following the civil penalties handed out to five aircraft operators last June (see article), a further 18 operators of corporate or VIP aircraft and two airlines have been issued with penalties for failing to …

Ethanol, RFS Are Points of Contention in Ag States
January 15, 2016 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)  A pair of volunteers holds up a sign near a rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. It says “I’m caucusing for ethanol in 2016.”

The message is clear. Ethanol supporters …

The Candidates and Media Are Getting the Iowa Ethanol Debate All Wrong
January 15, 2016 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Michelle Ye Hee Lee (Washington Post Fact Checker)  … The Fact Checker will explore an important distinction in the rhetoric over the ethanol mandate that has been mischaracterized by politicians, including Cruz, and even members of …

Anti-Cruz Campaign Could Backfire on Ethanol, Backer Says
January 14, 2016 – 8:21 pm | No Comment

by Philip Brasher (Agri-Pulse)  The ethanol industry risks losing its long-standing political clout in presidential elections if Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wins the Iowa caucuses despite the industry’s attacks on him, says Iowa Rep. Steve …

CORRECTED: Cruz Still Favors Slashing Ethanol Mandate Every Year for Five Years
January 14, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

by Timothy P. Carney (Washington Examiner)  With some hasty blogging — and exacerbated by an Iowan’s mistaken assertion about the ethanol mandate, Ted Cruz’s shrewd answering, and the ethanol lobby’s odd response — I contributed …

Rubio: ‘Let’s Be No. 1’ in Renewable Energy
January 13, 2016 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Kyle Feldscher (The Washington Examiner)  Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told a crowd of voters in New Hampshire Tuesday that he wants the United States to lead the world in renewable energy.

It’s a surprising …

Renewable Fuel Standard Just Makes Sense
January 12, 2016 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Erin Torkelson (Des Moines Register, Letter to the Editor)  Question: What bipartisan, commonsense law enacted in 2005 under President George W. Bush is directly responsible for creating more than 73,000 Iowa jobs, providing more than …

ARF Releases Candidate Report Card on RFS Support
January 11, 2016 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

(America’s Renewable Future/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  America’s Renewable Future recently released its final candidate report card. The report card places each presidential contender into a good or bad category based on their support for the federal …

Bill Aims for Long-Term Extension of Renewable Energy Tax Credits
January 11, 2016 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In mid-December, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is seeking the democratic presidential nomination, introduced legislation that aims to enact long-term extensions of several clean energy tax credits that benefit …

Ethanol Industry Reacts to API Criticism of RFS
January 11, 2016 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen has spoken out to reject (American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack) Gerard’s claims.  “I’m not sure what reality Jack is …

Trump’s Trump Card in Iowa?
January 11, 2016 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  Donald Trump is an unabashed backer of federal support for ethanol, a popular issue in Iowa that could provide the GOP front-runner with an effective closing argument against Sen. Ted Cruz …

‘When Ethanol Attacks,’ Starring Ted Cruz
January 8, 2016 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

by David Weigel (The Washington Post) (Wednesday, January 6, 2016) 11:45 a.m. … “Because of this EPA wall, the market is currently dominated by low-level ethanol blends, such as ‘E10’ (10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline),” …

Ethanol Group Picks Its Winners, Losers in Presidential Race
January 4, 2016 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(Farm Futures)  America’s Renewable Future released its final U.S. Presidential candidate report card last week, declaring “good” and “bad” category candidates based on support for the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Iowa-based ARF says it will publicize …

Bernie Sanders Unveils Forceful Climate Change Plan, And He’s Going After Big Oil
December 31, 2015 – 8:27 am | No Comment

by Laura Barron-Lopez (The Huffington Post)  He even wants to bar fossil fuel lobbyists from working in the White House.  —  Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled a forceful climate change plan Monday …

After Paris Accord, Most U.S. Republicans Back Action on Climate
December 23, 2015 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

by Megan Cassella (Reuters)  A majority of U.S. Republicans who had heard of the international climate deal in Paris said they support working with other countries to curb global warming and were willing to take …

Carson Decries Ethanol Subsidies, Rubio Focuses on Manufacturing
December 18, 2015 – 7:27 pm | No Comment

(RadioIowa)  Republican candidate Ben Carson says he’d like to see all subsidies for the biofuels industry done away with if he wins the White House.

Support for ethanol has become a flash point in the race. On …

Iowa Voters Have Given up on Ethanol; Presidential Candidates Are Following Suit
December 18, 2015 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

by Evan Halper (Los Angeles Times)  … Now that fuel, corn-based ethanol, finds itself threatened with a defection that was once unthinkable: Iowa voters.

The electorate here in the early voting state often defined by its …

Cruz Out of Sync on Ethanol with Likely Republican Caucus-Goers in Iowa Poll
December 17, 2015 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by John McCormick (Bloomberg Politics)  The poll also shows the parochial nature—and potential for hypocrisy—surrounding federal assistance programs  —  Ted Cruz’s position on a requirement that’s key to corn-based ethanol runs counter to the views …

Presidential Hopeful Would Eliminate Ethanol Subsidies
December 15, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by James Q. Lynch (The Gazette/AgriView)  Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is defending his energy plan that would terminate federal support for ethanol production, claiming that ending subsidies for all forms of energy would expand the …

Eric Branstad: Cruz Oil Stains
December 9, 2015 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Douglas Burns (Des Moines CityView)  Governor’s son rips leading GOP presidential candidate over renewable energy  —  Eric Branstad, leader of a fierce grassroots organization backing renewable-energy sources like ethanol, said last Thursday that Ted …

Fiorina Wants to Earn ‘A’ on Ethanol
December 8, 2015 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Douglas Burns (Daily Times Herald)  Republican presidential candidate tours Coon Rapids POET plant — … America’s Renewable Future, a highly visible advocate at presidential campaign events in Iowa, scored Fiorina, a Republican, as “needs work” …

Candidates Are Skipping Traditionally Mighty Farm Issues in Iowa
December 7, 2015 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

by Scott Canon (Kansas City Star)  … The discussion of ethanol policy puts conservatives in an awkward spot —  …Yet even in Iowa this year, Grain Belt concerns now draw less attention than in the past. …

Bernie Sanders Unveils Climate Plan
December 7, 2015 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Alex Seitz-Wald (NBC News)  Democratic presidential Bernie Sanders rolled out an expansive climate plan Monday that aims to cut U.S. carbon emissions 80% by 2050 and create 10 million clean energy jobs.

To accomplish these …

Ethanol Group Hits Cruz in Iowa
December 3, 2015 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  An Iowa-based ethanol group is running advertisements against Sen. Ted Cruz, just as the GOP presidential hopeful’s campaign is gaining steam in the Hawkeye State.

The ads from America’s Renewable Future …

Jeb Bush Responds to New Ethanol Mandate
December 2, 2015 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Jason Nobel (Des Moines Register)  Jeb Bush faulted the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to provide “clarity” with the updated ethanol mandate released on Monday, but was generally supportive of the levels prescribed.

The Republican …

Sanders: ‘To Hell with the Fossil Fuel Industry’
December 1, 2015 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Mark Hensch (The Hill)  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called for Republicans to abandon the corrupting influence of the Koch brothers and other wealthy energy magnates.

“This is a party that rejects science and …

Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Want US to Join International Climate Pact
December 1, 2015 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by  Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Two-thirds of Americans want the United States to join an international agreement to fight climate change, a new poll found.

The survey, from the New York Times and CBS, could provide …

Rubio Commits to Supporting RFS through 2022
November 30, 2015 – 9:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, Sen. Marco Rubio speaking about the Renewable Fuel Standard in Council Bluffs Iowa, said “Whether you like it or not, it isn’t fair to yank away something in …

AP Fact Check: Most GOP Candidates Flunk Climate Science
November 23, 2015 – 8:33 pm | No Comment

by Seth Borenstein (Associated Press)  When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican contenders are flunking, according to a panel of scientists …

Rubio’s Sugar Support Draws Corn, Soybean Questions
November 19, 2015 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Mackenzie Ryan (Des Moines Register)  …  After Republican rival Ted Cruz took aim at sugar subsidies during last week’s GOP debate, Iowa agriculture and biofuel leaders began questioning how Rubio’s support for that industry compares with his stance …

Ethanol Loses Its Few Friends
November 18, 2015 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Marita Noon (Breitbart)  Early in his campaign, now top-tier Republican presidential candidate, Ben Carson, supported ethanol—a position for which I called him out. It has long been thought, that to win in Iowa, a candidate …

Donald Trump in Iowa: I Love Ethanol
November 13, 2015 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

(Breitbart)  Billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump met with leaders of POET, an ethanol company here in Iowa, and some of the co-chairs of the American Renewable Fuels group to talk about the importance of ethanol.

The …

ARF Releases Candidate Midterm Report Card
November 10, 2015 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(America’s Renewable Future)  Today, America’s Renewable Future (ARF) released a midterm report card placing 2016 presidential candidates into three categories—good, needs work, and bad—based on their support of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The …

Strong RFS Support Offers Low-Risk Opportunity for Democrats to Connect with Voters They Need to Retake Majority
November 9, 2015 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Fitzpatrick (Third Way)  Although relatively obscure by Washington standards, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) carries a unique level of importance and visibility in many rural states. The fact that the RFS invariably becomes …

Will the Renewable Fuel Standard Impact the 2016 Elections?
November 9, 2015 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan H Harsch (Agri-Pulse)  The escalating battle over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) added another front Thursday. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson warned President Obama that lowering the RFS volume requirements could result in …

New CRS Report: How Corn Ethanol Mandates Have Hurt Ohio’s Environment and Economy
November 6, 2015 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(Center for Regulatory Solutions)  Washington-imposed mandates that have forced increasing volumes of corn ethanol to be added to Ohio’s and our nation’s fuel supply have produced an additional 1.92 million metric tons of CO2 emissions …

Santorum Loves up Ethanol at Galva Stop
November 6, 2015 – 11:29 am | No Comment

(The Storm Lake Times)  …  Presidential candidate Rick Santorum, R-Pa., endorsed stronger ethanol investment during visit Friday to the Quad County Corn Processors in Galva.   … “One of the things that’s helped rural small …

Democratic Presidential Contenders Join Calls To Investigate Exxon
October 30, 2015 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Daniel Marans (Huffington Post)  Two Democratic presidential candidates indicated on Friday (October 16, 2015) they support an investigation of oil giant ExxonMobil for concealing research on fossil fuels’ contribution to climate change, following a …

Carson Shifts Course on Ethanol Policy
October 29, 2015 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by Brianne Pfannenstiel (Des Moines Register)  Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson appeared to reverse course on ethanol policy Wednesday, backtracking from his earlier idea to help the ethanol industry rather than the oil industry.

In May, Carson said he “would probably …

Got Corn? Ethanol Is No Longer King In Iowa Among Candidates
October 27, 2015 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Clay Masters (National Public Radio)  … But this election cycle, ethanol is not the campaign force it once was. …

“I think, ultimately, we need to get to a point where there aren’t winners or losers …

The Digest’s Official Guide to the 2016 US Presidential Elections for the Bio-Curious
October 23, 2015 – 10:22 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s for it? Who wants to phase it out? Who wants to end it, not mend it? When it comes to the 18 US presidential candidates in this cycle, the …

Slice through Political Chatter this Election Season
October 22, 2015 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)   It is imperative for the biofuels industry to pay attention to what presidential candidates are saying about the nation’s energy policy and the RFS, writes Bob Dinneen.

In the age …

America’s Renewable Future and DuPont Release New Poll Showing Republicans and Democrats United in Support of Renewable Fuel
October 21, 2015 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

(PR Web/America’s Renewable Future/DuPont)  Today America’s Renewable Future (ARF) and DuPont (NYSE: DD) jointly released new poll findings showing that, once informed about the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and biofuels, a solid majority of caucus-goers …

Bernie Sanders Calls For Federal Investigation Of Exxon
October 21, 2015 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Emily Atkin (Think Progress)  Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wants ExxonMobil investigated by the Department of Justice.  In a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday, Sanders charged the oil giant …

Santorum Tours Biodiesel Facility during Farley Visit
October 7, 2015 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by William Garbe (TH Online)  GOP presidential hopeful listens to Western Dubuque Biodiesel general manager explain regulatory issues facing his business.  Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum received an informal primer in renewable fuels Monday in …

Prez Candidates Recommit RFS Support
October 3, 2015 – 1:05 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  … Sen. Santorum reaffirmed his support at a forum hosted by Heritage Action in South Carolina on Friday, at Iowa’s Faith and Freedom Presidential Forum on Saturday, and at the taping of …

Many Conservative Republicans Believe Climate Change Is a Real Threat
September 29, 2015 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Coral Davenport (The New York Times)  A majority of Republicans — including 54 percent of self-described conservative Republicans — believe the world’s climate is changing and that mankind plays some role in the change, …

Pataki Flips Stance on Renewable Fuel Standard
September 21, 2015 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Linh Ta (Des Moines Register)  Former New York Gov. George Pataki said Saturday that he would keep the government’s promise of the Renewable Fuel Standard, changing his stance on the issue since discussing it …

Rural Issues Focus of 3 Candidates’ Stops in West Des Moines
September 21, 2015 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

by Kim Norvell (Des Moines Register)  … U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and former senators Jim Webb and Rick Santorum were invited by the agricultural network to a taping of its Rural Town Hall, a one-hour TV show …