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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 …

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It’s Time for States to Save the Planet: State-Level Carbon Taxes Offer a Path to the Ultimate Climate Solution.
May 8, 2017 – 8:08 pm | No Comment

by Charles Komanoff (Huffington Post)  The Carbon Tax Center is out with a new report timed to the surging climate movement. We surveyed all 50 U.S. states (and Washington, DC) to identify the ones with …

Who’s Still Fighting Climate Change? The U.S. Military
February 8, 2017 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

by Laura Parker (National Geographic)  Ten times a year, the Naval Station Norfolk floods. The entry road swamps. Connecting roads become impassable. Crossing from one side of the base to the other becomes impossible. Dockside, floodwaters …

Jerry Brown: “Oil Lobby Gutted California’s Climate Bill”
September 14, 2015 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Gov. Jerry Brown called the derailment of efforts to cut gasoline cosumption “a well-financed oil industry effort”, but Brown vowed to keep pushing on efforts to reduce the …

Odd Couple Asks EPA for Carbon Tax
May 18, 2015 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Zack Coleman (Washington Examiner) A riddle: A left-wing environmental organization and a free-market policy group enter the Environmental Protection Agency. What do they want?  A national carbon tax.
That’s what environmental group Friends of the Earth …

Schwarzenegger: Three Things Weightlifting and California Can Teach Us About How To Save the World
May 5, 2015 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Arnold Schwarzenegger (Time Magazine)  … When I praise Governor Brown, some people look at me like I’ve lost my mind. I’m a Republican, and he is a Democrat. In our current political climate, we are supposed …

Billionaire Environmentalist Comes to Sacramento, Clashes with Businesses over Climate Change Bill
April 8, 2015 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Allen Young (Sacramento Business Journal)  Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer came to Sacramento on Tuesday to promote a wholesale expansion of air quality regulations promoted by the governor and Senate leader Kevin de León.
Asked point blank …

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 …

US, California Double Down on Climate Change, Energy Security via New Initiatives
February 12, 2015 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Obama unveils Clean Energy Investment Initiative; California lawmakers introduce a trio of bills aimed at 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
In Washington, the Obama Administration launched its Clean …

Robert Rubin: How Ignoring Climate Change Could Sink the U.S. Economy
July 27, 2014 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Robert Rubin (The Washington Post)  Good economic decisions require good data. And to get good data, we must account for all relevant variables. But we’re not doing this when it comes to climate change …

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 …

Don’t Turn the Clock Back on Building Better Fuels: ABFA Letter to Senate Committee
July 22, 2011 – 10:02 am | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) today sent the following letter to U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Chairman Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Ranking Member, opposing any efforts …

Sustainability and the Environment I: The Intersection of Biofuels/Bioenergy & Climate Change Legislation
March 1, 2011 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Brent Yacobucci (Congressional Research Service)  The CRS (Congressional research Service) is a “nonpartisan, analytical, research and reference arm of the Library of Congress”. In this presentation, CRS specialist in energy and environmental policy Brent …

Energy Bills May Wait as US Congress Focuses on Taxes for Rest of 2010
December 1, 2010 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

by Brian Hansen  (Platts)  Republican leaders in the US Congress said Tuesday after a private meeting with President Barack Obama that they plan to focus on tax issues before legislators adjourn for the year, but …

Public Hearings Scheduled for Utah Governor’s Ten-Year Energy Initiative
October 4, 2010 – 8:55 am | No Comment

Governor Gary R. Herbert announced today an important next step in the creation of his 10-Year Strategic Energy Plan, with four public hearings scheduled across the State.
“We are moving forward with our plan to responsibly …

Vilsack: Unlikely Partnership for Our Clean Energy Future
July 15, 2010 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

Tom Vilsak (USDA/Richmond Times-Dispatch)  …America can no longer rely on energy sources that are growing increasingly difficult to find and utilize. We cannot accept an energy future that allows oil producers, whether they are controlled …

Group Asks Senate to Consider Biofuels Bills While Addressing Oil Spill, Energy Legislation
July 1, 2010 – 10:34 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, three ethanol industry groups have asked that legislators keep biofuels in mind. “It is likely that the Senate will take …

Senate Climate Bill Clears First Hurdle
May 14, 2010 – 10:34 am | No Comment

by Mackinnon Lawrence (Biomass Intel)  …While aggressive with GHG reduction provisions, the American Power Act (APA) is short on biofuel-specific provisions…
Some of the key strategies for incentivizing low carbon fuels under the bill include increasing …

What If There Is No Climate/Energy Bill? Civil Society Institute Report from Synapse Shows Clean Energy Future Still Possible for US
May 13, 2010 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(The Clean)  With Uncertainty Mounting About Climate/Energy Bill, Major New Study for CSI Details Path for Breaking Away From “Business As Usual” in the Electric Power Sector.
What happens if Congress fails to pass a climate or …

Clean Energy and the Oil Spill: 3 Facts You May Not Know
May 12, 2010 – 8:47 am | No Comment

by Bryce Covert (New Deal 2.0)  …Fact #1: Burning oil to generate electricity makes up a tiny percentage of overall generation in the US. …Fact #2: Electricity generation accounts for almost 40% of US greenhouse …

BIO Urges Recognition of Biotechology Solutions in Climate Change Legislation
April 19, 2010 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Executive Vice President, Biotechnology Industry Organization)  From a letter to Senators John Kerry, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman:   …BIO urges, therefore, that any comprehensive climate change legislation include appropriate incentives for, and …