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Get Yer Hot Hot E15 Action Here!
July 19, 2017 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)   Sen. Jim Inhofe will take to the Senate floor to opine on the need for Republicans to work together to support fossil fuels. Sources familiar with Inhofe’s thinking say he’d …

Taxing Carbon — Letting Markets Work
July 7, 2017 – 9:30 am | No Comment

by Tom Ewing (Renewable Energy World) A new business-based climate advocacy group stepped into the CO2 spotlight this summer. The Climate Leadership Council (CLC) took center stage with op-eds in the nation’s biggest dailies and a full-page ad …

Trump Won. What Does It Mean for Low Carbon Fuels & Vehicles?
November 17, 2016 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Tammy Klein (Biofuels Digest/Future Fuel Strategies)  … With Trump’s outspoken refusal to accept the reality of climate change and promise to reinvigorate the fracking and coal industries, are LCFV initiatives stone dead? What can we expect …

With Canada and Mexico on Board, Carbon Pricing Could Become a Reality Across North America with Expanded U.S. Action
November 4, 2016 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Center for American Progress)  Carbon taxes and emissions trading systems, once considered political moonshots in the battle to combat carbon emissions, have found purchase in Canada, Mexico, and parts of the United States, raising the …

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
The three …

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 …

A Simple Regulatory Solution for Biogenic Emissions
July 8, 2016 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

by Bob Cleaves (Biomass Magazine/Biomass Power Association) …  Also at the top of the list is how the plan will eventually treat biomass.  For us, there is a very simple solution: If fuel is derived from …

The Huge Flaw in How Congress Is Approaching Burning Wood for Energy
June 16, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  … The controversy centers on a specific provision in theHouse appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017 regarding the burning of biomass (typically wood and other plant material) for energy. The bill proposes that …

University of Maryland Publishes Study: Considering the Cost of Clean: Americans on Energy, Air Quality and Climate
May 4, 2016 – 11:15 am | No Comment

(University of Maryland Program for Public Consultation) … To find out what Americans would recommend when given facts and arguments, the Program for Public Consultation at the University of Maryland developed an in‐depth survey instrument called a ‘policymaking …

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 …

A Look at Six State Proposals to Tax Carbon
March 21, 2016 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Peter Vail and Dallas Burtraw (Resources for the Future)  As the political likelihood of passing comprehensive national climate policy has remained low, many states have taken up the mantle. This devolution of climate policy has been …

2016 National Renewable Energy Policy Forum: What’s Next? Driving Growth in a New Policy Landscape Explores a World of Clean Power Plans and Favorable Tax Incentives; Exposes Potential Cracks
March 19, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  For a meeting about renewable energy held on St. Patrick’s Day, EPA Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, Janet McCabe, began her address with appropriate …

McCarthy Addresses RFS, Role of Biomass in CPP during Hearing
February 22, 2016 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 11, the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing on U.S. EPA policies that impact the rural economy. The renewable fuel standard (RFS) and Clean Power Plan …

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 …

Renewable Accounts: Solid Biofuels, Part One
February 3, 2016 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by David Ripplinger (NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics)  When I returned to the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University in 2010, I expected my research to focus on the …

Study: Renewable Energy Best Way to Achieve Climate Targets under Clean Power Plan — Unaddressed Methane Leakage From Natural Gas Sector Could Undercut Emissions Reductions
January 28, 2016 – 11:48 am | No Comment

(PSE Healthy Energy)  New analysis from PSE Healthy Energy and University of California at Berkeley finds that increased deployment of renewable energy is the best way to meet or even surpass Clean Power Plan targets, …

Paper, Wood Products Manufacturers File Biomass Litigation on CPP
December 30, 2015 – 6:56 pm | No Comment

(American Forest & Paper Association, American Wood Council/Biomass Magazine)  American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman and American Wood Council President and CEO Robert Glowinski have issued the following statements after filing a joint …

Budget Deal Oil-for-Renewables Trade Would Substantially Reduce Carbon Emissions
December 21, 2015 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Varun Sivaram and Michael Levi (Council on Foreign Relations)  …  In this post we’re going to estimate the climate impact of the renewables tax credit extensions. We focus on 2016-2020 for three reasons: (a) …

It’s In the Plan: EPA Offers Clues on Woody Biomass Utilization
November 27, 2015 – 8:41 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Over the past several months, biomass stakeholders have expressed frustration at the administration’s failure to label the use of biomass feedstocks as carbon neutral.  The pellet industry and biomass advocates …

Algae: 2015, the Year in Review
November 23, 2015 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Matt Carr (Algae Biomass Organization/Biofuels Digest)  … Low oil prices, company mergers or evolving business strategies may be easily spun by the skeptics as reasons to fret, but in the case of our industry they …

Volkswagen’s Woes Could Affect Ethanol Plants
October 27, 2015 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by James L. Pray (Ethanol Producer Magazine/BrownWinick Law Firm)  … Diesel-powered Volkswagen cars and ethanol plants share more than their common tie to the auto industry.  Both must meet rigorous emission standards: For Volkswagen cars, it …

Carbon Offset Trading – Managing Risk in a Time of Regulatory Uncertainty
October 26, 2015 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Joshua Belcher and David McCullough (Sutherland Asbill & Brennan/Biofuels Digest)  Over the past decade, the market for carbon offsets has waxed and waned with the likelihood of a mandatory greenhouse gas reduction program being …

Makers of Fuel From Plants Feel Forsaken in Obama’s Climate Push
September 29, 2015 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)   Producers of motor fuels from plant waste say they have been left behind in President Barack Obama’s push to fight climate change.
Executives from about two dozen companies that produce advanced …

R Stands for Renewables, even Biofuels
September 28, 2015 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Timothy J. Rudnicki, Esq (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The recent release of the Clean Power Plan has started to spawn community gatherings and agency presentations. Stakeholders are being called upon to help inform a regulatory process …

Algae at the Crossroads: Tackling Big Markets, Big Challenges in the New Carbon Economy
September 22, 2015 – 9:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The make-or-break moment for algae-based and cyanobacteria fuels is nigh upon us, and it turns on the prospects for carbon capture and use.  Will policymakers enable low-cost carbon to become …

EPA Includes Carbon Tax in Final Power Plant Rule
August 30, 2015 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

(Common Dreams/Friends of the Earth)  Yesterday (August 3, 2015), the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants, under the Clean Air Act. The final rule has explicitly allowed …

Role of Biomass Not Yet Finalized in EPA’s Clean Power Plan – But Signs Are Promising
August 10, 2015 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … The Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources, which will codify how power generation with low-carbon biomass can be used as a compliance mechanism for the Plan, has …

Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary, aka Clean Power Plan
August 5, 2015 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, signed the following notice on 8/3/2015, and EPA is submitting it for publication in the Federal Register (FR). While we have taken steps to ensure the accuracy …

Editorial: Obama’s Clean Energy Plan Doesn’t Go Far Enough
August 5, 2015 – 11:12 am | No Comment

(Los Angeles Times)  … More important than the dollar amount are the greater losses of life, home and habitat expected to result from rising seas, weather catastrophes and changes in the environment that will affect the …

EPA Releases Clean Power Plan, Uncertainty for Biomass Remains
August 4, 2015 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has released the final Clean Power Plan rules, which contain some key changes from the original rule, as well as vague language related to using certain kinds …

Obama Climate Plan Revives Talk of a Carbon Tax
August 4, 2015 – 10:40 am | No Comment

by Ben Geman (National Journal)  Sweeping power-plant regulations would enable states to use pollution trading, fees to cut heat-trapping emissions. … In a change from the draft plan, the final EPA rule now explicitly says states …

How to Detect Nonsense about Climate Change
August 4, 2015 – 9:38 am | No Comment

by Stephen Stromberg (The Washington Post)  The final version of the Clean Power Plan, President Obama’s signature climate change policy, came out on Monday. Here’s how to tell whether the politicians, special interests and commentators …

EPA’s Endorsement of Carbon Utilization in Clean Power Plan A Huge Win for Algae Industry
August 3, 2015 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Opens the door for projects to convert waste CO2 into valuable products — The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection …