We are not accepting donations from people or companies in Florida due to unfair reporting requirements and fees not imposed by any other state.

Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
August 8, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.
-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

Read the full story »
Business News/Analysis

Federal Legislation

Political news and views from Capitol Hill.

More Coming Events

Conferences and Events List in Addition to Coming Events Carousel (above)

Original Writing, Opinions Advanced Biofuels USA

Sustainability

Home » Archive by Tags

Articles tagged with: climate change

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 …

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 …

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 …

Doing More (and Better) with Less: 2016 Global Agribusiness Forum Shows the Ways to Provide Food and Bioenergy, with Sustainability, for an Increasing Population
July 26, 2016 – 10:48 pm | No Comment

by Lais Thomaz* and Dan Quadros** (Advanced Biofuels USA) With diverse and dynamic programming involving agribusiness, food safety, nutrition, sustainability and bioenergy, the 2016 GAF achieved its mission to gather producers, companies and academia to discuss …

New Documents Reveal Denial Playbook Originated with Big Oil, Not Big Tobacco
July 20, 2016 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

(Center for International Environmental Law)  Industry documents show common playbook is decades older than previously recognized  —  New research by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) not only confirms that the tobacco and fossil …

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 …

The Paradox of American Farmers and Climate Change
July 1, 2016 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

by Beth Kowitt (Fortune Magazine)  Some U.S. farmers are skeptical of climate change, even though they’re among the most affected by it — … A survey conducted by Iowa State Professor J. Arbuckle and Purdue University …

Top Science Groups Tell Climate Change Doubters in Congress to Knock It Off
July 1, 2016 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Jason Samenow (The Washington Post)  … The effort to draft the letter was spearheaded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), whose leader, Rush Holt — a former member of Congress, vigorously promoted its …

Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action
June 15, 2016 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Keith L. Kline, Siwa Msangi, Virginia H. Dale, Jeremy Woods, Glaucia M. Souza, Patricia Osseweijer, Joy S. Clancy, Jorge A. Hilbert, Francis X. Johnson, Patrick C. McDonnell, Harriet K. Mugera (Global Change Biology: Bioenergy) …  Understanding the nexus of food security, bioenergy sustainability, and resource management …

Bloomberg Task Force Should Recommend Companies Be Required to Stress Test Their Business Plans against Risks of Climate Change Actions and Impacts
June 13, 2016 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

( London School of Economics and Political Science)  Companies that fail to plan for business scenarios in a low-carbon economy risk decline or even bankruptcy, according to a submission to the Task Force on Climate-Related …

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.” …

Smoke & Fumes
May 22, 2016 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

(Center for International Environmental Law)  This is a story about how the world’s most powerful industry used science, communications, and consumer psychology to shape the public debate over climate change. And it begins earlier—decades earlier—than …

Big Oil Could Have Cut CO2 Emissions In 1970s — But Did Nothing
May 20, 2016 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

by Chris D’Angelo (The Huffington Post)  New documents show the industry chose to prioritize costs over the planet.  In 1963, Esso (now Exxon Mobil) patented a design for a “novel and highly efficient electrode“ for …

This Scientist Just Changed How We Think about Climate Change with One GIF
May 12, 2016 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  Ed Hawkins spends his days doing, you know, climate science. A professor at the University of Reading in the UK, he has published widely on the overturning circulation in the …

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. …

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 …

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 …

The U.S. Oil and Gas Boom Is Having Global Atmospheric Consequences, Scientists Suggest
April 28, 2016 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  Scientists say they have made a startling discovery about the link between domestic oil and gas development and the world’s levels of atmospheric ethane — a carbon compound that can both …

RIMS 2016: Sea Level Rise Will Be Worse and Come Sooner
April 25, 2016 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Don Jergler (Insurance Journal)  … Sea levels could rise by much more than originally anticipated, and much faster, according to new data being collected by scientists studying the melting West Antarctic ice sheet – a …

New EPA Stats Confirm: Oil & Gas Methane Emissions Far Exceed Prior Estimates
April 18, 2016 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Defense Fund)  Higher Baseline Plus Year-on-Year Increase Make Sector the Top Emitter over Ag  —  The oil and natural gas industry has moved into first place as the highest sources of U.S. methane emissions, …

Investors with $6 trillion in Assets Back ExxonMobil Climate Change Resolution: UK Church Fund
April 18, 2016 – 11:26 am | No Comment

by Simon Jessop  (Reuters)  Institutions managing $6 trillion in assets plan to back a call for U.S. oil major ExxonMobil to disclose the impact of climate change policy on its business, one of the organizers …

Coal Companies’ Secret Funding of Climate Science Denial Exposed
April 12, 2016 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by Elliott Negin (Union of Concerned Scientists/Huffington Post)  According to recent press reports, Peabody Energy — the nation’s largest investor-owned coal company — is now on the verge of bankruptcy. Among the many consequences: The …

Putting a Price on Carbon: Ensuring Equity
April 8, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Noah Kaufman, Michael Obeiter and Eleanor Krause (World Resources Institute)  Putting a Price on Carbon: Ensuring Equity finds that the revenues form a carbon price can be used to address regional disparities and ensure that …

A Heated Mirror for Future Climate
April 8, 2016 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Richard B. Alley (Science Magazine)  Climate has always changed naturally, and this is not good news when contemplating a human-forced future. The natural responses have been as large as, or larger than, those simulated by …

Observational Constraints on Mixed-Phase Clouds Imply Higher Climate Sensitivity
April 8, 2016 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Ivy Tan, Trude Storelvmo, Mark D. Zelinka (Science Magazine)  How much global average temperature eventually will rise depends on the Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS), which relates atmospheric CO2concentration to atmospheric temperature. For decades, ECS has …

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 …

Investigation Broadens into whether Exxon Mobil Misled Public, Investors on Climate Change
March 31, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post)  More than a dozen state attorneys general gathered in New York earlier this week, ostensibly to announce their support for President Obama’s efforts to combat global warming and to underscore …

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 …

Efforts to Link Climate Change to Severe Weather Gain Ground
March 21, 2016 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Warren Cornwall (Science Magazine)  Scientists are tying climate change to individual cases of extreme weather with increasing confidence and speed. Although people have long said it’s impossible to blame climate change for any single weather …

US, Canada Pledge Cooperation on Paris Climate Accord, Clean Energy, Methane Leaks
March 14, 2016 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by Gavin Bade (Utility Dive)  … A key part of the climate mitigation strategy will be reducing emissions of methane — a greenhouse gas over 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide — from oil and gas operations. …

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 …

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 …

AAAS President Seeks Increasing Support for Curiosity-Driven Research
March 1, 2016 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by Earl Lane (Science Magazine)  From a childhood fascination with cactus plants, to fieldwork in Brazil tracing the wild progenitor of the cassava plant, to learning the subtleties of rice cultivation from an expert farmer …

What These Christians Are Giving up for Lent: Fossil Fuels
February 11, 2016 – 9:13 pm | No Comment

by  Chelsea Harvey  (The Washington Post)  A new initiative in the United Kingdom is not only calling for Christian communities to band together in support of clean energy, but actually helping them get their own electricity …

EPA’s FY 2016 Budget Proposal Increases Support for Communities to Deliver Core Environmental and Health Protections
February 9, 2016 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The Obama Administration Fiscal Year 2016 budget announced today for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lays out a strategy to ensure that all Americans benefit from the economic recovery we are …

Why the U.S. East Coast Could Be a Major ‘Hotspot’ for Rising Seas
February 8, 2016 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  New research published Monday adds to a body of evidence suggesting that a warming climate may have particularly marked effects for some citizens of the country most responsible for global warming …

2 House Members File To Form Bipartisan Caucus On Climate (Yes, They’re Both From S. Florida)
February 8, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(DemocraticUnderground.com)  Two congressmen — Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R) and Rep. Theodore Deutch (D), both of Florida, filed paperwork this week to create the Climate Solutions Caucus.
The group plans to look at options to address climate …

Biodiesel: Fightback Needed against the Merchants of Doubt, says NBB Chief
February 8, 2016 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Though optimistic, NBB CEO Joe Jobe also noted significant challenges still remain. “While our fight is not over, we have a different future. 2016 is going to be our strongest …

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 …

Mitigation of International Aviation Emissions: The Flightpath from Paris to Montreal
January 15, 2016 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  …  Of particular relevance is the development by ICAO of a global market-based measure (MBM) for consideration by the 39th Session of its Assembly later this year and intended implementation from 2020. Chris …

Reports from IMF and French Economists Call for Climate Taxes on International Aviation Fuel or Air Travel
January 15, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Two reports, one an International Monetary Fund (IMF) internal discussion note and the other by the Paris School of Economics (PSE), suggest taxing international aviation fuel or air travel could provide an equitable …

Obama, with No Elections Left to Lose, Drops Mention of Fossil Fuels
January 13, 2016 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Eric Wolff (Politico Morning Energy)  President Obama’s final State of the Union address made no mention of an “all of the above” energy policy, nor of natural gas or fracking, and it only mentioned …

Compilation of US State of the Union 2016: Selected Remarks on Energy and Climate Change
January 13, 2016 – 10:41 am | No Comment

(compiled by Biofuels Digest) “Gas under two bucks a gallon ain’t bad, either.”  …  We need the same level of commitment when it comes to developing clean energy sources.
Look, if anybody still wants to dispute …

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 …

Decarbonising Transport Must Take Centre Stage in Europe’s Efforts to Meet Historic COP21 Ambitions
December 21, 2015 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

(ePURE)  On 12 December, 195 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change agreed to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and strengthen global action to fight climate change. The Paris Agreement includes an objective …

Modeling Climate Change and its Social Costs
December 17, 2015 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Osaretin Oghomwen Omorodion* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On November 13th, the National Academies of Science’s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education convened with its board of Environmental Change and Society to assess current …

Meet the New Climate Villain: Cheap Oil
December 16, 2015 – 10:34 am | No Comment

by Charles Komanoff (Carbon Tax Center)  … The average price of gas sold in the U.S. over the past ten months is 25 percent below last year’s price — the steepest drop in at least 70 …

Biofuels May Curb Carbon Dioxide Levels
December 15, 2015 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Jeannine Otto (AgriNews)  “What is it that can do better than corn? We only know one plant right now, and that’s manioc — you know it as tapioca,” said Elwynn Taylor, ag meteorologist and professor …

The Paris Climate Agreement: What it Says, and What it Means
December 14, 2015 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “The World Starts from Tomorrow” says UN Secretary-General  —  In France, representatives from 195 nations approved the Paris Agreement on global, coordinated response framework for climate change. Acceptance of the …

Best Chance to Save the Planet: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the Paris Agreement
December 14, 2015 – 9:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Guiding the delegates at Paris for the recent, historic climate change agreement was a whole bunch of data on energy. One of the most intelligent offerings on that topic came …

Obama’s Climate Change Hypocrisy
December 11, 2015 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Paul Alexander (Huffington Post)  Some commentators have argued President Barack Obama suffers from a failure of leadership. That was evidenced once again last week when he traveled to Paris to demand the world cut …

Biofuels Contribution to GHG Emissions Offsets Significant
December 9, 2015 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  At the World Climate Summit under way in Paris, France, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance in cooperation with (S&T)2 Consultants Inc., an internationally renowned energy and environmental consulting firm, …

Does This Really Make Us More Secure?
December 8, 2015 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Gary Truitt (1010WCSI)  … Yet, the biggest indication that the President’s comments were flimflam came from within his own administration. Within hours of Mr. Obama’s remarks in Paris, the EPA announced the final rule on …

Biofuel Groups Call for 15% Biofuel in Transportation Fuel
December 7, 2015 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The global biofuels and industrial biotechnology sectors have united to call on world leaders attending the COP21 in Paris to support a global commitment to replace at least 15 percent of the …

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 …

Global RFA Urges COP21 to Support Biofuels
December 3, 2015 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  As world leaders continue to meet in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is asking themto signal their support for biofuels as …

Statement – Minister McKenna Congratulates Manitoba’s Climate Action Contributions
December 3, 2015 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(Environment and Climate Change Canada /PR Newswire)  On behalf of the Government of Canada, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, congratulated Manitoba on its contributions to climate action in Canada.
“Manitoba has placed great …

Unearthing America’s Deep Network of Climate Change Deniers
December 2, 2015 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Eric Roston (Bloomberg)  … The minority who remain skeptical of climate science—a group that includes presidential hopefuls and powerful lawmakers—can count on a dedicated network of several thousand professional supporters. …  A loose network of 4,556 individuals …

Columbia Journalism Dean Fires Back At ExxonMobil: Allegations ‘Unsupported By Evidence’
December 2, 2015 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Jordan Chariton  (The Wrap)  Steve Coll disputes oil company’s allegations that postgraduate students’ story misled regarding Exxon ignoring risks of climate change
Columbia University Journalism school’s Dean of Students Steve Coll fired back on Tuesday …

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 …

Paris Is Covered In Fake Ads That Mock the Climate Talks’ Corporate Sponsors
December 1, 2015 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

by George Dvorsky (Gizmodo)  UK-based activist group Brandalism has peppered the streets of Paris with 600 fake outdoor ads meant to expose the hypocrisy of COP21 Climate Conference corporate sponsors.
The fake, unauthorized outdoor ads were strategically placed …

11 Top Low-Carbon Fuel Players, WCSBD Publish COP 21 Guide to Slashing Transport-Based Greenhouse Gas Emissions
November 24, 2015 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, 11 leading low carbon fuel companies present a comprehensive guide that identifies a variety of available and accessible low carbon fuel solutions.

Today, only 3% of transportation fuels are low …

Here’s How the U.S. Can Dump Fossil Fuels for Good
November 24, 2015 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by  Joe Uehlein and May Boeve (Grist.org)  The world must go fossil-free — and fast. But the proposals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that the U.S. and other countries are proposing for the upcoming climate summit …

Why Are So Many Americans Skeptical about Climate Change? A Study Offers a Surprising Answer.
November 24, 2015 – 10:43 am | No Comment

by Joby Warrick (The Washington Post)  Climate change has long been a highly polarizing topic in the United States, with Americans lining up on opposite sides depending on their politics and worldview. Now a scientific …

Electric Cars and the Coal that Runs Them
November 24, 2015 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Michael Birnbaum (The Washington Post)  Cheap electricity, a changing climate This is part of a series exploring how the world’s hunger for cheap electricity is complicating efforts to combat climate change.  —  …  But …

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 …

New York Is Investigating Exxon Mobil for Allegedly Misleading the Public about Climate Change
November 6, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  The state of New York is investigating whether Exxon Mobil misled the public and investors about the risks of climate change, a move sought by environmentalists that could signal …

Acceptance of Global Warming Rising for Americans of all Religious Beliefs
November 2, 2015 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

(Ford School Center for Local, State and Urban Policy)  The release earlier this year of the Papal Encyclical, Laudato Si’, and the visit of Pope Francis to the United States have reinvigorated the discussion of …

Moderate GOP Senators Form Green Coalition
November 2, 2015 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Four centrist Senate Republicans are banding together to call for policies to protect the environment.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Mark Kirk (Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) describe the …

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 …

Exxon Sowed Doubt About Climate Science for Decades by Stressing Uncertainty (Part 6)
October 23, 2015 – 11:09 am | No Comment

by David Hasemyer and John H. Cushman Jr.  (Inside Climate News)  Collaborating with the Bush-Cheney White House, Exxon turned ordinary scientific uncertainties into weapons of mass confusion.
… No wonder: in the opening days of the oil-friendly Bush-Cheney …

Highlighting the Allure of Synfuels, Exxon Played Down the Climate Risks (Part 5)
October 23, 2015 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by John H. Cushman Jr. (InsideClimate News)  In the 1980s, Exxon lobbied to replace scarce oil with synthetic fossil fuels, but it glossed over the high carbon footprint associated with synfuels.
Early in the 1980s, … Exxon …

Exxon’s Business Ambition Collided with Climate Change Under a Distant Sea (Part 4)
October 23, 2015 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Neela Banerjee & Lisa Song (Inside Climate News) Throughout the 1980s, the company struggled to solve the carbon problem of one of the biggest gas fields in the world out of concern for climate …

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 …

Exxon Confirmed Global Warming Consensus in 1982 with In-House Climate Models (Part 3)
October 23, 2015 – 10:12 am | No Comment

by Lisa Song, Neela Banerjee, David Hasemyer (Inside Climate News)  The company chairman would later mock climate models as unreliable while he campaigned to stop global action to reduce fossil fuel emissions.
Steve Knisely was an intern …

Over 3 out of 4 Americans Now Acknowledge Climate Change Is Occurring–Including the Majority of Republicans
October 22, 2015 – 9:58 am | No Comment

by Sheril Kirshenbaum (Scientific American)   Maybe it’s the weather. Or the Pope. Or the irrefutable scientific data. Or perhaps a combination of all three.   The latest UT Energy Poll released this morning (October 20, 2015) …

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 …

Climate Scientist Faces Backlash for Urging Investigation of Fossil Fuel Companies
October 14, 2015 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Katherine Bagley (Inside Climate News)  A climate scientist who was the lead signatory on a letter urging President Obama to launch a federal investigation into whether fossil fuel companies “knowingly deceived the American people about …

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, …

Poll: Rural Nebraskans Ready to Act on Climate Change
September 22, 2015 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  Many rural Nebraskans are concerned about potential weather problems in their area, and most believe the state should develop a plan for adapting to climate change to reduce its impact on …

Scientists Ask Obama For RICO Investigation To End Climate Debate
September 17, 2015 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Richard (Examiner.com/Climate Change Dispatch)  According to Politico’s Morning Energy report published today, twenty climate scientists have sent a letter to President Obama urging him to jail climate skeptics using the RICO act. In …

Exxon’s Own Research Confirmed Fossil Fuels’ Role in Global Warming Decades Ago (Parts 1 and 2)
September 17, 2015 – 7:29 pm | No Comment

by Neela Banerjee, Lisa Song and David Hasemyer (Inside Climate News)  Top executives were warned of possible catastrophe from greenhouse effect, then led efforts to block solutions. … This untold chapter in Exxon’s history, when one …

Winning Coalitions for Climate Policy
September 14, 2015 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Jonas Meckling, Nina Kelsey, Eric Biber, John Zysman (Science Magazine) The gap is wide between the implications of climate science and the achievements of climate policy. Natural sciences tell us with increasing certainty that climate change …

No, Obama Isn’t a Climate Hypocrite
September 2, 2015 – 10:31 am | No Comment

by Stephen Stromberg (The Washington Post)  President Obama declared climate change to be the defining threat of the century in Alaska this week, before he literally hiked a melting glacier. But, once again proving that virtually …

Pope Sets up Yearly Catholic Church Day of Care for Environment
August 17, 2015 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Tony Gentile (Reuters)  Pope Francis, riding a wave of mostly positive reaction to his encyclical on ecology, on Monday set up a Catholic “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” to draw …

Bush Calls out EPA Climate Rules as ‘Irresponsible’ Overreach
August 10, 2015 – 7:33 pm | No Comment

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is calling out President Obama’s climate change plan as “irresponsible,” while at the same time admitting global warming is man-made and real.

While Bush scolds EPA …

Lindsey Graham: I Wouldn’t Disagree With Hillary Clinton on Science of Climate Change
August 7, 2015 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by  Rebecca Leber (New Republic) Only two candidates, Senator Lindsey Graham and George Pataki, in the second-tier Republican presidential debate on Thursday have accepted that climate change is real and man-made. That doesn’t neecssarily mean …

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 …

DoD Releases Report on Security Implications of Climate Change
August 4, 2015 – 9:27 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Defense)  Global climate change will aggravate problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership and weak political institutions that threaten stability in a number of countries, according to a report …

Climate Deniers Uncovered
August 3, 2015 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A paper published by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), “The Climate Deception Dossiers,” reveals decades of corporate misinformation campaigns by the fossil fuel industry. The paper focuses on seven deception …

“Nothing Will Happen without the Will” – Addressing Climate Change through Low-Carbon Fuels
August 3, 2015 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer Holmgren (LanzaTech/Biofuels Digest)  Condensed from remarks by Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech, on receiving the Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology,  from the Biotechnology Industry Organization. 
Listen to 8-minute speech.

Imagine how …

State Board Grants Provisional Charter for NY Climate Museum
July 21, 2015 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Fitzgerald (Associated Press)  The plan for a museum in the city that would focus on climate and climate change, with exhibits that could relate to health, social justice and rain-delayed baseball games, moved …

THE CASE FOR BIOFUEL: The Magic Bullet for Energy Security and Rural Development in Africa
July 16, 2015 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Around 770,000 BC, it was fire, at some point – wood, dung and coal, to the now-ominous fossil fuels. This is the evolution of energy, and today the evolution …

Treat Climate Change as Seriously as National Security: Report
July 15, 2015 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)  Governments should treat climate change as seriously as threats to national security or public health, partly by focusing more on the worst scenarios of rising temperatures, an international report said on …

The Beyond-Two-Degree Inferno
July 3, 2015 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Marcia McNutt (Science Magazine)  … 2°C above the preindustrial level. This is a target viewed as the boundary between climate warming to which we can perhaps adapt and more extreme warming that will be very disruptive …

Pope Blames Climate Change on Humans in 183-Page Call for Action
June 19, 2015 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  Global warming is happening, human activity is causing it and more needs to be done, especially by the world’s governments and policymakers, to stop it, Pope Francis writes in his …

How Climate Change Deniers Got It Right — But Very Wrong
June 17, 2015 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Tony Dokoupil (MSNBC)  It turns out the climate change deniers were right: There isn’t 97% agreement among climate scientists. The real figure? It’s not lower, but actually higher.
The scientific “consensus” on climate change has gotten …

Big Oil Companies Want a Price on Carbon. Here’s Why.
June 2, 2015 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Ben Geman (National Journal)  Natural-gas profits have Shell and BP, among others, calling for increased use of carbon-emissions fees ahead of a make-or-break climate summit in Paris.
Six oil and gas giants based in Europe …

Unprecedented Video Campaign: Scientists Talk About Why Climate Change Matters to Them Personally
March 23, 2015 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Anastasia Pantsios  (EcoWatch)  … We know that 97 percent of scientists agree: climate change is real and it’s driven by human activity. But well-funded climate deniers and their smooth-talking frontmen often manage to get the media to …

Bribery Is a Bargain for Big Oil
March 20, 2015 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Stephen Kretzmann and Matthew Maiorana (Oil Change International/Huffington Post) If you are wondering why a pipeline that would create fewer jobs than a new McDonalds is the number one priority of what used to be known …

Mann-Splaining the Global Warming Slowdown
February 27, 2015 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Darius Dixon (Morning Energy-Politico)  …A trio of climate scientists has pointed to the Pacific Ocean as a major culprit behind the slowing rate of average global temperature increases over the past decade. Climate skeptics …

8 Ways Obama Sucks on Climate
February 18, 2015 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Ben Adler (Grist) … But many of the administration’s moves, including a string of recent actions by federal agencies under Obama’s control, show this conventional wisdom to be false. Here are the president’s top eight …

A Biofuel Debate: Will Cutting Trees Cut Carbon?
February 11, 2015 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Eduardo Porter (The New York Times)  Does combating climate change require burning the world’s forests and crops for fuel? …
Absent a big increase in bioenergy supplies, the climate change panel’s analysis reported, it would …

In Major Shift, Obama Administration Will Plan for Rising Seas in All Federal Projects
February 6, 2015 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

by Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post)   President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing federal agencies to adopt stricter building and siting standards to reflect scientific projections that future flooding will be more frequent and …

Dangerously in Denial on Climate Change
January 20, 2015 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

by  Catherine Rampell (The Washington Post) … In recent weeks, West Virginia has snatched national headlines for its attempts to doctor school science standards to discredit climate change. The sixth-grade science curriculum, for example, was amended …

A New Pew Survey Shows Americans Might Finally Be Getting Serious about Global Warming
January 20, 2015 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

by Roberto A. Ferdman (The Washington Post)  Pew Research Center is out with a new survey and, for the first time in years, it actually bodes well for those hoping climate change will finally become a …

Delaware-Size Gas Plume over West Illustrates the Cost of Leaking Methane
December 30, 2014 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Joby Warrick   (The Washington Post)   The methane that leaks from 40,000 gas wells near this desert trading post may be colorless and odorless, but it’s not invisible. It can be seen from …

Poll: Half of Republicans Back Limits on Carbon
December 15, 2014 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by Dina Cappiello   (Associated Press/Seattle pi)    When Republicans take control of Congress next month, top on their agenda will be undoing environmental regulations they claim will harm the economy, chief among them President …

Lifting America’s Game in Climate Education, Literacy, and Training
December 8, 2014 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(The White House Office of Science and Technology)  …  Continued progress into the future will depend on ensuring a climate-smart citizenry and a next-generation American workforce of city planners, community leaders, engineers, and entrepreneurs who understand the urgent …

The Old Man and the Rising Sea
December 7, 2014 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Guo (The Washington Post)  Assateague, a 37-mile-long smear off the shores of Maryland and Virginia, is the East Coast’s climate change canary. It’s one of the most vulnerable islands in America, almost certain …

Wobbling on Climate Change
November 12, 2014 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by  Piers J. Sellers (The New York Times)  I’M a climate scientist and a former astronaut. Not surprisingly, I have a deep respect for well-tested theories and facts. In the climate debate, these things have …

U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet on Global Warming
November 3, 2014 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

by Justin Gillis (The New York Times)  … Despite growing efforts in many countries to tackle the problem, the global situation is becoming more acute as developing countries join the West in burning huge amounts of …

Obama: (Un)intentionally Reengineering the RFS for Big Oil?
October 29, 2014 – 11:38 am | One Comment

by Brooke Coleman (Biofuels Digest/Advanced Ethanol Council)  … It is doubtful that anyone on the Obama energy team regards themselves as having anything in common with someone like Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who has declared …

Read DoD report: 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap
October 17, 2014 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

(The Hill)  The Pentagon is integrating climate change threats into all of its “plans, operations, and training” across the entire Defense Department, signaling a comprehensive attempt to tackle the impacts of global warming.
In a 20-page …

Climate Change Is Real. Want to Live? It’s Up to People Like You
September 18, 2014 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jarvis Cocker (Creative Time Reports/The Guardian)  … You whisper now, but could it be that there is a higher power than … THE ECONOMY? I know that sounds a bit sacrilegious, but could it be that …

Greens Launch Pro-Republican Push
August 15, 2014 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Darren Goode (Politico)  … The Environmental Defense Action Fund is rolling out a seven-figure ad campaign to aid green-minded Republicans in the midterm elections, part of a longer-term effort to find GOP partners on priorities …

Reassessment of Inter-related Biofuel, GHG and FFV Policies Needed
July 18, 2014 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Reports out of Washington this week that the Obama administration’s lengthy delay in releasing a final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biofuel blending rule due to a White House desire to re-evaluate …

Platts Webinar – European Road Fuels
July 9, 2014 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuel USA) Tim Worledge, the Associate Editorial Director of Platts Agriculture relayed some of the history and the status quo of the biofuel industry in Europe during a webinar hosted by …

Exporting U.S. Natural Gas Isn’t as “Clean” as You Think
June 10, 2014 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  One of the rallying cries in favor of liquefying and exporting U.S. natural gas has been to help reduce greenhouse gases in other countries, by crowding out coal in …

Ultrafine Particles from Vehicles: A Missing Piece in Emissions Regulations
June 9, 2014 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) On Monday June 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took the single largest step to control stationary sources of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other harmful emissions in the nation’s history. …

Climate Panel and Years of Living Dangerously
May 27, 2014 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

By Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Enlightening and Shocking are apt words that describe the eighth episode of the Years of Living Dangerously that was screened on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, May 20. The event, …

Climate Change Deemed Growing Security Threat by Military Researchers
May 14, 2014 – 11:43 am | No Comment

By Coral Davenport (The New York Times)  The accelerating rate of climate change poses a severe risk to national security and acts as a catalyst for global political conflict, a report published Tuesday by a leading government-funded military …

25x’25 Responds to Third National Climate Assessment
May 9, 2014 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  The 25x’25 Alliance commends the U.S. Global Change Research Program for its candid appraisal of changing climate conditions that are currently effecting agricultural production and could have a broad negative impact on the nation’s …

Global Warming Alert: Methane Levels Continue to Climb
May 8, 2014 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

by Bill Chameides (Duke University)  … Recently, NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory released its Annual Greenhouse Gas Index, “a measure of the warming influence of long-lived trace gases and how that influence is changing each year.” The data presented …

The Contradiction of Obama’s Climate Policy
May 7, 2014 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Dana Milbank (The Washington Post: Opinion)  On the eve of the Obama administration’s release Tuesday of a report warning about grave consequences of climate change, presidential counselor John Podesta went into the White House briefing …

On a More Positive Note at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference
April 22, 2014 – 11:07 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)   After Day 1 at Biofuels Digests’s ABLC which served up depression, aggravation and despair; the group of intrepid travelers on the journey to a bio-based economy pulled themselves together …

The California Drought Equation Stresses Need For Biofuels
April 15, 2014 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Peter Brown( Biofuels Magazine) Except for volume, biofuels and petroleum-derived products have reached parity in production efficiency and availability. What that means is that anything pulled from the earth can now be created from …

Oil And Gas Sector Biggest Producer Of Greenhouse Gases In Canada
April 15, 2014 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Will Campbell (The Canadian Press/Huffington Post)  An environmental analyst says the rise of oil and gas production as Canada’s biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions adds further weight to calls for the federal government …

25x’25 Welcomes IPCC Recognition of Renewables in Mitigating Climate Change
April 14, 2014 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25) The 25x’25 Alliance welcomes the recognition by an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change work group report released this weekend that renewable energy is a critical element necessary to curb rising global temperatures …

Biofuels: When the Quest for ‘Perfect’ Becomes the Enemy of the Good
April 4, 2014 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Risk is a word closely associated with the agriculture industry ‑ and rightfully so. Farming and ranching are some of the most risk-prevalent callings on the planet, given the vagaries of weather, …

Obama Administration Proposal for 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard Will Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions
April 3, 2014 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

by Paul Winters (Biotechnology Industry Organization) If left unchanged, the Obama administration’s proposal to slash use of biofuels in 2014 would increase emissions of greenhouse gases next year, according to a new white paper from the …

Cyprus Developing Mediterranean Algae as Biofuel Source
April 3, 2014 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) The Agricultural Research Institute and Cyprus Energy Agency recently held a seminar to present work based on new micro-algae research and technology development that aims to contribute to the goals of the …

Landmark Agreement With Shareholders: ExxonMobil Agrees to Report on Climate Change & Carbon Asset Risk
March 21, 2014 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(Arjuna Capital/PR NewsWire)  In response to a shareholder resolution, ExxonMobil (XOM) – the largest U.S. energy company, for the first time ever has agreed to publish a Carbon Asset Risk report on the Company website …

Obama’s Climate Legacy May Come Down to Coal and ‘No’
February 5, 2014 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Bill Chameides (Duke University)  The Obama administration gave environmentalists little to cheer about last week, but the game is hardly over.  When it comes to climate change, Obama’s rhetoric has been striking and unequivocal (for …

New Study Exposes Flood of Dark Money Feeding Climate Change Denial
December 27, 2013 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

(EcoNews)  A new study conducted by Drexel University environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD, exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change countermovement. This study marks the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever …

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Reach $544B
December 10, 2013 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to the World Energy Outlook fossil fuel consumption subsidies have reached $544 billion in 2012, up from $523 billion in 2011. This news has caused the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance(GRFA) to criticize leaders …

Study: US Spewing 50% More Methane than EPA Says
November 25, 2013 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Seth Borenstein (Associated Press/US News and World Report)  The United States is spewing 50 percent more methane — a potent heat-trapping gas — than the federal government estimates, a new comprehensive scientific study says. …

Time to Reconsider a Carbon Tax?
November 21, 2013 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Wallace E. Tyner (PennEnergy/Purdue University) … First, with the new IPCC report it is abundantly clear that global warming and climate change represent a clear and present danger not only to the US but for …

A Few More Storms Like Typhoon Haiyan May Finally Make Our Leaders Act on Climate Change
November 18, 2013 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Jeffrey D. Sachs (The Washington Post/Earth Institute at Columbia University)  …Through all of this, Congress sits supine. And it’s no mystery why: The oil and gas industry has spent about $1.5 billion on registered lobbying in …

What Biofuels Can Do
October 2, 2013 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by José R. Moreira  (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)  Over the last three decades, the amount of land devoted to food crops has increased at a very modest rate, but worldwide food production has expanded significantly. The …

In the Black: Advanced Biofuels and Chems: Sizzling Carbon and Parity-Pricing Updates
September 18, 2013 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A report published by strategic energy consultancy Element Energy finds that by 2030, higher levels of advanced biofuels could cut Britain’s annual car CO2 emissions by 27% or 12 million …

Recent Reports Underscore Urgency of Climate Action and Roles for Biofuels, Agriculture, and Forestry
July 9, 2013 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The President’s call to climate action was supported by several recent government reports regarding: a) rapidly rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations; b) rapidly rising financial risks to the federal government posed …

Obama to Announce Tuesday He Will Regulate Existing Power Plants as Part of Climate Strategy
June 24, 2013 – 11:51 am | No Comment

by Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post)  … In Saturday’s statement, Obama emphasized the economic opportunities that could come from tackling carbon emissions.
“We’ll need scientists to design new fuels, and farmers to grow them,” he said. “We’ll …

Advanced Biofuels USA Urges Introspection on Climate Change at Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum in Washington, D.C
June 13, 2013 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) Robert E. Kozak, Advanced Biofuels USA founder and board member began his remarks at the Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum in Washington, D.C June 12, with …

Global Warming: We’d Better Get A Move On!
March 15, 2013 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Ironically, the effort to reduce global warming through the reduction of CO2 is one of the clear advantages of biofuels. Ethanol has been demonstrated through multiple studies to …

As Brazil Ramps up Sugarcane Production, Georgescu and Colleagues Foresee Regional Climate Effects
March 12, 2013 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Skip Derra (Arizona State University)  Conversion of large swaths of Brazilian land for sugar plantations will help the country meet its needs for producing cane-derived ethanol but it also could lead to important regional climate …

NRDC Post-State of the Union Poll: 60 Percent of Americans Support Presidential Action to Fight Ravages of Climate Change
February 15, 2013 – 11:26 am | No Comment

(Natural Resources Defense Council)  NRDC’s polling immediately after the State of the Union made clear that Americans consider climate change a serious problem and want the President to take action.
Sixty-five percent of Americans think that …

Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation
February 14, 2013 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released two comprehensive reports today that synthesize the scientific literature on climate change effects and adaptation strategies for U.S. agriculture and forests. The reports, entitled Climate Change and Agriculture: …

You Can’t Change the Climate from Inside Washington
January 25, 2013 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Theda Skocpol (Foreign Policy)  If Obama wants to make good on his inaugural promise, he’ll need to remember the lessons he learned as a community organizer.
…The inside game has failed in part because climate …