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G20 Urged to Ditch Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2020, Go Green
February 15, 2017 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)   Investors and insurers with more than $2.8 trillion in assets under management on Wednesday called on the Group of 20 economies to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020 despite U.S. …

Ending Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 37 Gt over 2017-2050; Study
February 13, 2017 – 11:00 am | No Comment

(International Institute for Sustainable Development/PressReleasePoint)  A complete removal of subsidies for the production of fossil fuels today would result in a steady decline in greenhouse gas emissions between now and 2050 as more oil, gas …

Trump Era Biodiesel? What’s Going to Happen?
January 23, 2017 – 10:42 am | No Comment

(Triangle Biofuels Industries, Inc.) For most, it’s hard to guess what is going to happen for biodiesel under the Trump administration.   On the one hand, President Trump appears to be in favor of conventional petroleum …

Ethanol Industry No Longer Gets Federal Incentives
December 5, 2016 – 7:03 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/News-Leader)  The production of ethanol does not use food-based feedstocks, and the U.S. ethanol industry has not received any government incentive in the past five years. But readers wouldn’t know that …

Can Biofuels Take Flight? Alternative Fuels for Jetliners Face Political and Economic Headwinds
November 7, 2016 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by John Stang (Geek Wire)  Two major steps in Washington’s infant jet biofuel industry are expected to take place in the next couple months.

In November, a study group is expected to provide the Port of …

Sponsler: There’s More to the Story When It Comes to the Renewable Fuel Standard
October 24, 2016 – 8:15 pm | No Comment

by Mark Sponsler (Colorado Corn/Greeley Tribune)  … In spite of its supporters being hugely outspent, the RFS passed based on the common-sense approach of diversifying fuel sources beyond the effective monopoly of petroleum interests, lessening our dependence …

Biofuels Are a Climate Mistake
October 24, 2016 – 8:09 pm | No Comment

(Science 2.0)  Ever since the 1973 oil embargo, U.S. energy policy has sought to replace petroleum-based transportation fuels with alternatives. One prominent option is using biofuels, such as ethanol in place of gasoline and biodiesel …

Climate’s Growing Role in Presidential Race
October 6, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  …   YOU BUILD ME UP: The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate released a report today that found $90 trillion in infrastructure investments will be needed over the …

Ecofiscal Commission’s Biofuel Report Is Deeply Flawed, a Step Backward for Climate Action
October 5, 2016 – 11:27 am | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/Newswire)  A controversial report was released today (October 4, 2016) by Canada’s Ecofiscal commission that misses the mark on practical guidance for reducing climate change emissions in transportation. If the recommendations in Course …

China, US Set to Release Review of Each Other’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Historic Move at G20 Summit
September 5, 2016 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Li Jing (South China Morning Post)  The cross-checking system between world’s two worst carbon polluters will be the first time Beijing has allowed another nation to review its domestic energy subsidies  —  … he peer-review …

Investors Urge G20 Nations to Ratify Paris Climate Deal This Year
August 30, 2016 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)  Investors managing more than $13 trillion of assets urged leaders of the Group of 20 on Wednesday to ratify a global climate deal by the end of 2016 and to step …

Letter to Editor: Good Policy
August 15, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Mike Chisam (The Hays Daily News)  A recent article in the Hays Daily News, titled “Subsidized madness,” makes erroneous claims about the Renewable Fuel Standard and ethanol. The article attacks the RFS by using the …

To Lead Abroad on Climate, Repeal Oil and Gas Tax Breaks at Home
August 11, 2016 – 10:16 am | No Comment

by Gilbert E. Metcalf (The Hill/Tufts University)  … Proponents of reform argue that eliminating tax preferences for producers of oil and gas would save $4 billion taxpayer dollars each year and strengthen American leadership on climate change.

In …

CEI Releases Another Anti-#RFS Report
August 3, 2016 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  A new report released this week by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is arguing that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) should be repealed for its “numerous economic, ethical and real-world problems”. …

40-Plus Groups Call on Congress to End Tax Breaks for Big Oil
July 17, 2016 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  More than 40 national organizations have called on Congress to end more than a century of tax breaks for the oil industry. In a letter to U.S. legislators, a diverse …

Fossil Fuel Companies Impose More in Climate Costs than They Make in Profits
July 6, 2016 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

by David Roberts (Vox)  … People sometimes refer to the unpaid cost of carbon pollution as a subsidy, or an “implicit subsidy,” to polluting businesses. The IMF recently issued a report saying that total worldwide subsidies …

Letters to Editor: Clearing the Air on Ethanol
June 22, 2016 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Richmond Times-Dispatch)  … Joe Geiger’s recent Business Principles 101 column on business fads contained a number of fundamental inaccuracies related to the U.S. ethanol industry. As the saying goes, people are entitled …

REN21 Report Shows Global Increase in Ethanol Production
June 15, 2016 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  REN21 recently published its annual overview on the state of renewable energy, reporting 2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power and renewable heat both increased, …

G7 Nations Pledge to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2025
June 6, 2016 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Karl Mathiesen (The Guardian)  Leaders of the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the EU urge all countries to join them in eliminating support for coal, oil and gas in a decade …

Guest Opinion: Misinformation Hurts Ethanol’s Place at Pump
June 6, 2016 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

by Mike Lefever (Post Independent/Citizen Telegram)  … In the end, though, I hope your take away is the same as mine; there’s a place at the pump for ethanol, petroleum and other fuels. We just don’t want …

European Bioethanol Offers 15% CO2 Reductions in Transport – Blocking It Is a Form of Climate Crime
May 23, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by James Cogan (Biofuels Digest/Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd.)  … The European Commission in Brussels is right now putting the finishing touches to a Communication on Transport Decarbonisation, due out this summer.  …  There is a risk …

RFA Questions Fairness of Big Oil Tax Subsidies
May 11, 2016 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … While hardworking Americans will receive an average of more than $2,800 in refunds, did you know that oil producers and refiners receive $4 billion–6 billion in federal tax incentives and …

Harmonisation and Pragmatism Required for an Effective Future EU Sustainable Bioenergy Policy!
May 11, 2016 – 10:52 am | No Comment

(European Biomass Association)  AEBIOM answer to the European Commission Public Consultation – A sustainable bioenergy policy for the period after 2020  —  The European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) welcomes the initiative of the European Commission to define a sustainable …

Big Oil Wins Big on Taxes
April 18, 2016 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Today is Tax Day. While many Americans will receive a modest refund, oil producers are raking in the big bucks, $4 billion to $6 billion, through tax incentives dating back more …

ECO:nomics: Koch Industries’ Ethanol Business
April 11, 2016 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

(Wall Street Journal)  Koch Industries’ Director of Environmental, Health and Safety Sheryl Corrigan talks about Koch’s involvement in the ethanol business and its’ campaign against some of the subsidies that it benefits from. She speaks …

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 …

Life As We Might Have Known It: What If Ethanol Was Our Primary Engine Fuel
March 16, 2016 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by  Marc J. Rauch  (The Auto Channel)  … Our exchange began with his comments that government should not decide which fuel is the winner; that fossil fuels dominance over alternative fuels was due to consumer choice; …

No, America’s Not ‘Off Foreign Oil’
March 16, 2016 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association/The Daily Caller)  The recent article, “America is off Foreign Oil, No Thanks to Ethanol” has it all wrong.  First of all, America is not completely “off” foreign oil, as …

LETTER: Ethanol Is Truly a Homegrown Energy
March 14, 2016 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Kim Larson (Grand Forks Herald)  … Let us all be reminded, that CRP was never meant to remain as a stationary acreage program. It was expected to perform just as it has, rise and fall …

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 …

Biofuels Rep Defends RFS
March 8, 2016 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Compliance News)  …  Americans should not misunderstand the current state of domestic production, foreign production, international economics, and low prices, according to Brooke Coleman, executive director of the Advanced Biofuels Business Council.

“Oil dependence is …

OUR VIEW: Ethanol Supports May Have Outlived Usefulness
February 29, 2016 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Tom Dennis (Grand Forks Herald)  …  What happened is that crude oil production soared in North Dakota and elsewhere around the United States. More domestic oil production means less need to import foreign oil—and …

The Myth about Renewable Energy Subsidies
February 26, 2016 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Giles Parkinson (Clean Technica)  Ever hear the story about why renewable energy can’t compete without a subsidy? You hear it all the time from the fossil fuel industry. And the response from renewables? Take …

GRFA Calls on National Governments to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies
February 22, 2016 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bliss Baker, the president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, recently called upon national leaders to take advantage of the low price and abundant stockpiles of crude oil to …

Bailout the US Shale Oil/Gas Industry or Fund Clean Sustainable Renewable Transportation? A New Way of Looking at the Options. Press Release
February 16, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

For Immediate Release February 12, 2016—Frederick, MD Advanced Biofuels USA correspondent Robert E. Kozak analyses the potential for a reinvigorated US shale oil/gas industry with and without government subsidies; and compares it to the potential for near-term …

After the Fall: Rebuilding US Liquid Fuel Production – Invest in Our Land or the Shale Oil Fields? (Part 2 of 2)
February 12, 2016 – 11:20 am | No Comment

Efforts to promote a sustainable use of natural resources are not a waste of money, but rather an investment capable of providing other eco­nomic benefits in the medium term. If we look at the larger …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The 7 Flying Reindeer: Renewable Fuel Myths that Continue to Defy Gravity
December 23, 2015 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Food vs Fuel, biofuels causing corn planting to skyrocket, low oil prices killing off renewable fuels, the subsidy myth, the emissions myth, the “people won’t buy the fuels” myth, and …

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: From Rhetoric to Reality
December 22, 2015 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Shelagh Whitley and Laurie van der Burg (New Climate Economy)  The research underpinning this New Climate Economy Working Paper was a major input into the 2015 New Climate Economy report and articulates the practical steps …

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 …

Brazil Pins Renewable Energy Hopes on 2nd Generation Ethanol
December 4, 2015 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Natalia Ramos (Yahoo! Finance/Agence France Press)  Brazil thinks it has the sweet solution to ridding the world of reliance on fossil fuels for cars and other vehicles: sugar cane ethanol 2.0.
Ethanol — fuel derived …

Rich Nations’ Fossil Fuel Subsidies Exceed Climate Aid 40 to 1: Researchers
December 4, 2015 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Chris Arsenault (PlanetArk.org/Reuters)  Wealthy nations spend 40 times as much money subsidizing fossil fuel production as they contribute to the Green Climate Fund to help poor countries adapt to global warming, a research group said …

To Paris with Love: Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies
December 1, 2015 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by  Carol Werner (The Hill/Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Sometimes, a solution is so blindingly obvious it is hard to see. What if the United States and the rest of the industrialized world stopped subsidizing …

Will Congressional Opposition to RFS Rule Lead to Reform?
December 1, 2015 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Tiffany Stecker (E&E/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  The ink on U.S. EPA’s final rule for the renewable fuel standard is barely dry, but long-standing foes in Congress are already aiming to block the biofuels program.

Yesterday, Rep. …

Obama Dials Back Ethanol Fuel Standard
December 1, 2015 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Tim Devaney (The Hill)  The Obama administration set new standards Monday for ethanol levels in fuel, enraging competing industries that had battled for months to influence the contentious regulations.

The final renewable fuel standard (RFS) unveiled …

EPA Bumps up US Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes for 2015-2016, in Final Ruling
December 1, 2015 – 9:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced final volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard program today for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and final volume requirements for …

RFA: EPA’s Final RFS Rule Puts Future of Biofuels & Climate Policy in Hands of Oil Industry
November 30, 2015 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2014, 2015 and 2016 that refiners have to meet in blending biofuels with gasoline. …

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 …

Anti-Ethanol Ad Sparks Outrage Among Ohio’s Corn, Ethanol Producers
November 13, 2015 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio)  Ohio’s corn and ethanol industry is fighting back at ads it says are misleading and funded by big oil. … The ad comes from the American Council for Capital Formation. …

Empty Promises: G20 Subsidies to Oil, Gas and Coal Production
November 12, 2015 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Bast (PriceOfOil.org)  G20 country governments are providing $452 billion a year in subsidies for the production of fossil fuels. Their continued support for fossil fuel production marries bad economics with potentially disastrous consequences for …

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 …

Culling Fossil Fuel Subsidies Would Reduce Emissions By 11%
October 28, 2015 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Joshua S Hill (Clean Technica)  A new report modelling the removal of fossil fuel subsidies in 20 countries showed such a move would reduce national emissions by an average of 11%.  —  The call …

Working Paper: Implementing Effective Carbon Pricing
October 27, 2015 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by James Rydge (New Climate Economy)  Support for carbon pricing is growing around the world.  Governments, businesses and investors are recognising that nationally-appropriate taxes and trading schemes, as part of a well-aligned package of policies for low-carbon …

Letters: Ethanol Good for Economy, Environment
October 2, 2015 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Warren Woodrow Carothers (The State)  In his Sept. 18 letter, “Renewable fuel standard doing more harm than good,” U.S. Rep. Tom Rice says ethanol emissions are 33 percent higher than with gasoline. He is …

The 800 Ways Taxpayer Money Supports Fossil Fuel Industries
September 29, 2015 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Reed Landberg (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  If the world seeks to lower carbon emissions, why is support for fossil fuels so strong? —   As world leaders converge on New York for a United Nations gathering …

Senate Democrats Introduce Comprehensive National Energy Bill
September 23, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Senate democrats introduced a national energy bill Sept. 22 that they says offers a pathway to a cleaner energy future and economy.  The American Energy Innovation Act of …

David Attenborough Backs Huge Apollo-Style Clean Energy Research Plan
September 16, 2015 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Damian Carrington (The Guardian)  Naturalist says 10-year public research and development programme, that would emulate race to put men on the moon, could halt climate change — … In a letter to the Guardian, the …

Survey: Americans Don’t Want to Pay for Neighbor’s EV
September 15, 2015 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

(American Energy Alliance)  Today, the American Energy Alliance released a new survey examining voters’ attitudes toward transportation policy, specifically government support for electric vehicles. The results show that Americans are deeply skeptical of government making …

Avoiding the Cliff: Put Energy Policy to Work for America
September 3, 2015 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

by Kevin Haley  (The Hill/American Council on Renewable Energy/Clean Energy Leadership Institute)  …  Today’s emerging energy paradigm is decidedly moving toward low carbon resources, yet our policy framework is overwhelming biased in favor of carbon-intensive …

COP21 Offers Opportunity to Relaunch Biofuels Debate
August 25, 2015 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Robert Wright (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ePURE ) While the EU has put strict sustainability rules on biofuels, little to no discussion has taken place about developing similar rules for fossil fuels, writes Robert Wright. —  It’s …

EPA More Enemy than Ally to Ethanol
August 20, 2015 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  There is a long history of antagonism and sometimes outward hostility by the EPA toward ethanol, writes Mike Bryan. — Most of us find it strange and frustrating that we …

The GOP’s All-of-the-Above Energy Policy Is Nothing Like Obama’s
August 10, 2015 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Leber (New Republic)  … Walker and Bush intend to end subsidies for clean energy, largely continue the same century-old tax breaks that remain for fossil fuels, and encourage expanded federal permits for coal and oil …

Motorcycle Group, Association Spar on Ethanol
July 31, 2015 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Jay Huber (Kentucky Motorcycle Association/Courier-Journal) and Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association/Courier-Journal)  Huber:  In his June 28 op-ed, Charles Drevna correctly labeled the federal ethanol mandate, “all pain and no gain.”
This mandate not only causes environmental damage …

Justin Trudeau’s Environment Plan: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Invest in Clean Tech
June 30, 2015 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Trinh Theresa Do (CBC News) Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has unveiled myriad environmental promises in Vancouver, including hundreds of millions of dollars in clean technology investment and a continued focus on climate change.  …

Within 90 …

IMF Says Energy Subsidized by $5.3 Trillion Worldwide
June 8, 2015 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

by Anna Yukhananov (Reuters)  Governments around the world charge prices for energy that do not account for its harmful environmental, health and other side effects, amounting to a $5.3 trillion “post-tax” subsidy this year, the International …

Under the Rug: How Governments and International Institutions are Hiding Billions in Support to the Coal Industry
June 2, 2015 – 11:06 am | No Comment

(Shift the Subsidies, Natural Resources Defense Council, Oil Change International, and World Wide Fund for Nature)  Over the last eight years, as the scope of the climate crisis has deepened, nations of the world and particularly …

Fossil Fuels Subsidised by $10m a Minute, Says IMF
May 19, 2015 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by Damian Carrington  (The Guardian)  ‘Shocking’ revelation finds $5.3tn subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments — Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) …

4 Minutes with… Mike Lewis, Co-Founder, Pearson Fuels
May 19, 2015 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Pearson Fuels develops alternative fuel infrastructure at both the retail and terminal level and then concentrates on maximizing throughput of those assets.
We built the first retail E85 site on …

US Taxpayers Subsidising World’s Biggest Fossil Fuel Companies
May 12, 2015 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Damian Carrington and Harry Davies (The Guardian/MSN.com)   The world’s biggest and most profitable fossil fuel companies are receiving huge and rising subsidies from US taxpayers, a practice slammed as absurd by a presidential candidate given …

Carson: Use Oil Subsidies to Build Ethanol Pumps
May 8, 2015 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

by Kathie Obradovich (Des Moines Register)  In his first trip to Iowa as an official presidential candidate, Republican Ben Carson waded into the shark-infested ethanol issue up to his neck and then did a leisurely …

Renewable Fuels Association Poll: Over Six in 10 Voters Support the RFS
April 28, 2015 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

(Morning Consult)  Morning Consult conducted a national poll on behalf of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The survey of 2,047 registered voters took place from April 5-7, 2015. Results from the full survey have a …

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Ups Biofuels Presence at Policy Forum
April 24, 2015 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Over the past year, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) increased its work with the biofuels sector of renewable energy, upped its presence and activity at biofuels-related conferences …

Report: PA Dishes out $3.2 Billion in Fossil Fuels Subsidies while State Faces $1.5 Billion Deficit
April 16, 2015 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Natasha Khan (PublicSource)   A new report out Tuesday says Pennsylvania provided more than $3.2 billion in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry, much of which went to the state’s booming natural gas industry, at …

ARF Challenges Confirmed Candidates
April 13, 2015 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The America’s Renewable Future campaign is challenging the two confirmed Republican presidential candidates to take a stand for renewable fuels.

In a letter to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who has been forthcoming …

The Motley Fool Criticizes Ethanol Subsidies That Don’t Exist
April 7, 2015 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Denise Robbins  (Media Matters)  The multimedia financial services company The Motley Fool criticized ethanol for allegedly relying on government subsidies — despite the fact that subsidies for corn ethanol, which comprises the vast majority …

Senator Cruz’s Legislation Promotes Big Oil, Denies Consumer Choice
March 27, 2015 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  In response to S. 791, the American Energy Renaissance Act, legislation that was introduced last week by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), which would seek to further our addiction to fossil fuels and eliminate …

Fuels America Launches ‘Clean, Secure, American Energy’ Campaign
March 9, 2015 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

(Fuels America/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As America marks the 102nd anniversary of tax breaks for oil companies this week, the Fuels America coalition is launching a “Clean, Secure American Energy” campaign that will highlight the success of …

Fuel Summit Reflects on Lack of RFS, Options for Expansion
February 8, 2015 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)  Government uncertainty and low oil prices pose the biggest challenges to the ethanol and biodiesel markets in 2015, according to speakers at last week’s Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit.

… The 10 …

Looking Down the Road at Biofuels, Coal, Gas, and Oil
February 6, 2015 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “The short-term picture of a well-supplied oil market should not disguise the challenges that lie ahead as reliance grows on a relatively small number of producers,” warns the International Energy Agency.

Why …

Sorry, Mr. Matthews, Fossil Fuels Are Not the Way to Go: PennLive Letters
December 22, 2014 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/PennLive)  In a recent diatribe on Pennlive, (“Don’t subsidize renewable energy; fossil fuels are the way to go,” Dec 15), Merrill Matthews wrongly states that corn ethanol is more expensive …

Three Ways Renewables Could Benefit From Low Oil Prices
December 19, 2014 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Jeff McMahon (Forbes)  … International Energy Agency director Maria van der Hoeven and U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz appeared together Thursday at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington DC, where van der Hoeven presented the …

Oil Price Fall a “Golden” Chance to Shift to Clean Energy – IEA
December 11, 2014 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Mitra Taj  (Reuters)  World leaders have a “golden opportunity” with plunging oil prices to put a price on carbon emissions since cheaper fuel makes the move less risky politically, the International Energy Agency (IEA) …

Myths And Facts About The Renewable Fuel Standard
December 1, 2014 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Kevin Kalhoefer and Denise Robbins  (Media Matters)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it will delay its decision about the 2014 levels for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires oil refiners to …

Fossil Fuels Reap $550 Billion in Subsidies, Hindering Renewables Investment
November 25, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  Fossil fuels are reaping $550 billion a year in subsidies and holding back investment in cleaner forms of energy, the International Energy Agency said.

Oil, coal and gas received more …

GRFA: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Discourage Investment in Renewables
November 19, 2014 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The International Energy Agency has released its annual World Energy Outlook, revealing that fossil fuel consumption subsidies reached $550 billion in 2013. According to the IEA these subsidies are …

IEA: ‘The Cost of Fossil Fuels to an Economy Is Not Reduced by Subsidies; It Is Just Redistributed’
November 14, 2014 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Katherine Tweed (GreenTechMedia)  Global subsidies for fossil fuels totaled nearly $550 billion in 2013.

Countries around the globe have committed to reducing subsidies for fossil fuels, primarily oil and gas. But that commitment is not …

Rich Countries Subsidising Oil, Gas and Coal Companies by $88bn a Year
November 11, 2014 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

(The Guardian) US, UK, Australia giving tax breaks to explore new reserves despite climate advice that fossil fuels should be left buried

Rich countries are subsidising oil, gas and coal companies by about $88bn (£55.4bn) a year …

Toxic Chemicals in Gasoline Are Killing Americans
November 5, 2014 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

by Larry Pearce (The Hill)  In 1990, Congress passed the Clean Air Act Amendments and directed the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce the dangerous chemical additives in gasoline. Today, 24 years later, this law …

Frost & Sullivan: Backward Integration Crucial for Profitability in the Growing Automotive Biofuels Market
September 17, 2014 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  Manufacturer-distributor partnerships will determine success as efficient logistics becomes a key competitive factor

The increasing sales of commercial and passenger vehicles, especially flex-fuel vehicles that allow end users to choose customised biofuel-fossil fuel blends, …

How Fossil Fuel Interests Attack Renewable Energy
May 27, 2014 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Gabe Elsner (Energy and Policy Institute/Renewable Energy World)   Fossil fuel-funded front groups repeatedly spread disinformation on renewable energy standard and net metering policies in an effort to overturn pro-clean energy laws in 2013 and 2014.

A …

COLUMN-Money to Burn: OPEC’s Wasteful Energy Subsidies: Kemp
May 19, 2014 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by John Kemp (Reuters Africa)  Fossil fuel subsidies cost governments in emerging markets more than $500 billion every year and are a major contributor to climate change, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) and …

Majority of Americans Support the RFS
May 14, 2014 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) A recent poll of 1,000 Americans shows 65 percent support the renewable fuel standard, writes Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association. And, 78 percent …

Renewable Energy Subsidies Are the Most Transparent and Visible
May 7, 2014 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Zoe Casey (Renewable Energy World) From direct government support to tax breaks and the cost of negative externalities like pollution, subsidies to the power sector take many different — and often hidden — forms. In fact, the …

OilRigged Campaign Launches on Earth Day to Defend Biofuels
April 24, 2014 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Fuels America coalition launched a new campaign dubbed “Oil Rigged” on Earth Day to counter what biofuels industry leaders called Big Oil’s deliberate campaign to distort the …

A Tax Boost for Advanced Biofuels
March 17, 2014 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest) … Fortunately, the Administration’s budget for 2014 contains a proposal for a nearly 10-year extension of the advanced biofuel tax credit, which was first adopted by Congress in 2007. …

Why Fuel Subsidies in Developing Nations Are an Economic Addiction
March 14, 2014 – 11:48 pm | No Comment

by Brendan Greeley (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  … In the developing world, it’s tempting for a country to keep the price of fossil fuels artificially low. The subsidy can take the form of a price cap, preventing oil …

Benjamins for Biofuels in the 2015 Obama Budget: The Digest’s 7-Minute Guide
March 6, 2014 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Vitally interested in President Obama’s proposed 2015 budget and the 411 on grants, incentives, tax credits, loan guarantees and R&D support — but haven’t got the time to read all …

White House Proposes Cuts to 2015 USDA Budget
March 5, 2014 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The White House proposed Tuesday nearly $24 billion in discretionary spending for the U.S. Agriculture Department in its fiscal year 2015 budget proposal, a decline of close to $2.5 …

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Outstrip Renewables Funding by Billions
March 5, 2014 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

(Deutche Welle)  Back in 2009, at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, leading heads of state decided that subsidies for oil, gas and coal would slowly have to be cut worldwide. The closing statement of the …

Budget Proposal Extends Biofuel Tax Credit, Cuts Oil Subsidies
March 5, 2014 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal released March 4, calls for extending a tax credit for cellulosic biofuels and puts forward the idea of cutting billions in fossil fuel subsidies.

The …

House Tax Proposal Would Alter Biofuel, Bioenergy Tax Credits
February 28, 2014 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 26, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp, R-Mich., released draft legislation to reform federal tax code. The draft, titled the “Tax Reform Act of 2014,” …

Soapbox: Ethanol Reduces Emissions, Reduces Costs
February 19, 2014 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Hendrix (The Coloradoan)  … First and foremost, ethanol does not receive federal subsidies. The oil and gas industry receives nearly $17 billion per year in subsidies, which flow from direct and indirect tax preferences …

Big Oil, Bad Air: Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas
February 18, 2014 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

(The Center for Public Integrity, InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel)  …With more than 50 wells drilled within 2½ miles of their home, the days when the Buehrings could sit on the deck that Shelby …

Keep Our Tax Breaks: We Only Make $93B in Profit
February 13, 2014 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Dear Congress,   Please keep our millions of dollars in tax breaks in place. We only make $93 billion in collective profit per year. This is not enough money to operate our …

Senators Introduce Bill to Reinstate Biodiesel Tax Incentive
February 13, 2014 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

(4-Traders/National Biodiesel Board)  National Biodiesel Board : Senators Introduce Bill to Reinstate Biodiesel Tax Incentive — Tax Cut Expired Dec. 31 for Third Time in Five Years

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) called on Congress to move …

Open Letter to 60 Minutes and CBS
February 12, 2014 – 11:28 am | No Comment

(Khosla Ventures)  To: 60 Minutes and CBS    Attn: Lesley Stahl, Jeff Fager, David Rhodes, Leslie Moonves

On January 5, 2014, CBS’ 60 Minutes aired a segment titled, “The Cleantech Crash” that grossly misrepresented the state …

Obama Skips Biofuels in State of the Union, Touts Clean Energy
January 31, 2014 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  President Barack Obama stressed the need for the nation to “double-down” on clean energy during his Jan. 24 State of the Union address, but neglected to include biofuels in …

Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Renewable Fuel Standard Is Working, So Why Change It?
January 6, 2014 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

Senator Amy Kolbuchar (D-MN) (Post Bulletin)  … Unfortunately, a recent proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency to lower the biofuel targets for 2014 threatens the progress we have made.

The EPA’s proposed Renewable Fuel Standard rule would, …

Sen. Baucus Launches Major Senate Energy Tax Reform
December 20, 2013 – 9:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A new, technology-neutral tax credit for the domestic production of clean transportation fuel? Read on.

In Washington, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) unveiled the latest package in a series …

Senate Hearing Addresses 2014 RFS Proposal
December 12, 2013 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works held a hearing Dec. 11 on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2014 volume requirements under the renewable fuel …

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 …

Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Outstripping Climate Aid by Factor of Five
November 21, 2013 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Fossil-fuel subsidies paid by industrial nations are more than five times the climate aid provided to poorer nations that need funds to reduce emissions and adapt to global warming, a …

Fossil Fuel Subsidies ‘Reckless Use of Public Funds
November 8, 2013 – 7:30 pm | No Comment

by Matt McGrath (BBC News) The world is spending half a trillion dollars on fossil fuel subsidies every year, according to a new report.

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) says rich countries are spending seven times more …

Ethanol Promotes Consumer Choice
October 22, 2013 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

Gov. Terry E. Branstad (The Wall Street Journal) Letter to Editor:  The Renewable Fuel Standard provides choice and competition for the American people.

It is disappointing to read your editorial “The Ethanol Enforcers” (Oct. 8) attacking ethanol producers …

Letters to the Editor: Supporting Ethanol; Bumper Corn Crop; Corn for Feed
October 15, 2013 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Chicago Tribune)  by Martin Barbre (National Corn Growers Association) Your Oct. 5 editorial “Crop politics; Government subsidies promote corn over common sense” reflects several things: The Tribune is not the pro-business/jobs advocate you pretend to be, …

Letter, 9/22: Facts on Ethanol
September 23, 2013 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Todd Brodersen  (Lincoln Journal Star)  In a response to Todd Sneller’s letter, “Ethanol the choice for many reasons,” Steven McManus responded negatively and seemed to substitute fiction for fact to make his points (“Ethanol costly, …

GRAY: Critics Driving Spurious Campaign against Ethanol
August 28, 2013 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by C. Boyden Gray  (The Washington Times)  ANALYSIS/OPINION:  A media campaign is underway to malign a cleaner, cheaper challenger to gasoline’s virtual monopoly on transportation fuel. If it succeeds, this campaign will deprive American drivers of …

Big Oil Attempt to Mislead Congress, Consumers Knows No Bounds
July 24, 2013 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  …“Big Oil is following the old tactic of attempting to repeat something enough that people mistakenly believe it is true,” stated IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw. “In reality, Big Oil constantly …

Biomass for Energy and Transportation Fuels: An EU Perspective
June 11, 2013 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

by Aino Siirala (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The 21st European Biomass conference and Exhibition was held in Copenhagen on June 3-7, 2013, gathering almost 2000 attendees.

Denmark, one of the world’s leading countries in the green energy …

Norway Plans Rise in Taxes on Oil Entities
May 8, 2013 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Kjetil Malkenes Hovland  (The Wall Street Journal)  Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, who faces an election in September, on Sunday laid out plans for a modest tax cut for mainland businesses while increasing taxes …

Big Oil Hates Ethanol
April 30, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Michael Thede (Kearney Hub)  Letter to Editor:  Recent efforts by several members of Congress to dismantle the federal Renewable Fuel Standard are a direct attack on a domestic biofuels program that generates enormous benefits …

IMF Rejects Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Calls for Reform
April 26, 2013 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

By Paul Brown (Climate News Network/ClimateCentral.org)  Fossil fuel subsidies provided by both rich and poor countries to keep their citizens happy are holding back the world economy, accelerating climate change and damaging the health of …

Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources: Senate Finance Committee Staff Tax Reform Options for Discussion
April 26, 2013 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

(US Senate Finance Committee)  This document is the fourth in a series of papers compiling tax reform options that Finance Committee members may wish to consider as they work towards reforming our nation’s tax system.  This …

Ending the Century of Subsidies
April 24, 2013 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …The industry has matured and is operating freely without any federal subsidies.

Yet, 100 years later, Big Oil refuses to give up its excessive tax subsidies.

The petroleum industry continues …

Institute for Energy Research’s Response to Politico Op-Ed Smells Like a Skunk
April 24, 2013 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  … (Robert) Murphy simply regurgitates Big Oil’s false argument that the RFS is driving up fuel costs. There’s not a shred of evidence to support that notion, but that’s never …

Tax Writers Warm to Giving Renewables Parity with Fossil Fuels
April 19, 2013 – 6:56 pm | No Comment

by Nick Juliano (MidWest Energy News)   A proposal to allow renewable energy developers to take advantage of a tax structure that has long been popular among fossil fuel companies is gaining traction among lawmakers tasked …

Local View: Renewable Fuel Stand Is Working
April 18, 2013 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by Tim Scheer (JournalStar.com)  Once again, the Renewable Fuel Standard is the subject of debate and attack in Washington, DC.

In truth, the RFS is one of the most successful pieces of legislation in recent years, …

Obama Budget Would End Oil Industry Tax Breaks, Hike Royalites
April 11, 2013 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (FuelFix)  In unveiling his $3.8 trillion spending plan for the U.S. government on Wednesday, President Barack Obama revived his longstanding attack on oil industry tax breaks and formally launched a plan …

IMF: Governments Need to End Energy Subsidies
March 28, 2013 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Howard Schneider (The Washington Post)  Government subsidies of gasoline, electricity and other energy sources amount to about $1.9 trillion a year and should be ended or offset with taxes used to battle climate change and pay …

IMF: Want to Fight Climate Change? Get Rid of $1.9 Trillion in Energy Subsidies.
March 28, 2013 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Brad Plumer (The Washington Post)  What’s the simplest way to tackle global warming? Make sure that fossil fuels are priced properly and not subsidized.

That’s the core idea behind a large new report (pdf) from the International Monetary …

Big Oil’s 100-Year Incentive Birthday Bash Hosted by…Biofuels?
March 20, 2013 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

by Meg Cichon  (Renewable Energy World)  Happy birthday, Big Oil! A group gathered in Washington D.C. this week to celebrate 100 years of tax subsidies for the oil industry – but attendees certainly weren’t oil-industry insiders …

Biofuels Digest’s 10-Minute Guide to the Obama Administration’s New Energy Policy
March 18, 2013 – 10:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Major push from Obama on energy.  From DOE: “Liquid fuels demand can be sufficiently reduced so that biomass can meet all liquid fuel needs.”  What’s up? 

…“I’m proposing that we take …

Time to Stop Subsidizing Status Quo
March 15, 2013 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It came as no surprise that the American Petroleum Institute recently called for a repeal of the renewable fuel standard (RFS), the most successful energy policy this nation …

Former Energy Secretary Urges Scientists to Get More Involved in Setting Energy Policy
March 6, 2013 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Harrington-Andrejasich  (SNL)   Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has a message for scientists: get involved in politics and policymaking.

Delivering a keynote address at the MIT Energy Conference in Boston on March 2, …

New Poll Shows Strong Support for Renewable Fuels Agenda
February 8, 2013 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  For the second year in a row, national polling presented today at the National Ethanol Conference proved Americans, by an overwhelming majority, support the key federal policy driving renewable fuel innovation in …

Importance of Ethanol Messaging
February 8, 2013 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  In a poll commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and conducted by American Viewpoint, 64 percent of adults polled said they supported the RFS, while just 25 percent are opposed.

…DiVall came up with …

Live from #NEC13: Views on the Future of Ethanol
February 8, 2013 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

by Bryan McBournie (SmartBlog) … Shell Oil Products’ Downstream Policy and Advocacy Manager John Reese said his company is a big supporter of biofuels, but the RFS needs to be adjusted to avoid problems down the …

Can Fossil-Fuel Tax Benefits Boost the Renewable Energy Industry?
February 2, 2013 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Dan Haugen (Midwest Energy News)  By organizing as a type of partnership instead of a corporation, companies that extract, process or transport “depletable” natural resources have been exempt from corporate income taxes.

That word — …

White House Targets Oil-and-Gas Tax Breaks as Part of Plan to Replace Sequester
January 30, 2013 – 8:52 pm | No Comment

by Zack Coleman (The Hill E2Wire)  The White House took jabs at oil-and-gas subsidies Wednesday, calling for an end to the incentives as part of a deal to avoid automatic spending cuts from sequestration.

“The idea …

Court Strikes Down Cellulosic Biofuel Mandate – Finds EPA Exceeded Statutory Authority
January 25, 2013 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers/PR NewsWire/Yahoo!) In a decision that questions the motivation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit today vacated EPA’s 2012 cellulosic biofuel mandate, concluding that its biased forecast was in ‘excess …

Biofuels Key to Economy and Clean Energy Future: GRFA
January 18, 2013 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

(Commodities Now) Today (January 16, 2013)  the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance called on the policy development, business and technology sector leaders attending the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, to commit to increasing biofuels’ share …

Breaking the Oil Monopoly With Renewable Fuel
January 16, 2013 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(AOL Energy/Fuels America Coalition)  The oil industry has taken aim at the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in a self-interested bid to retain dominance over America’s transportation fuel sector. Our dependence on oil is stifling consumer …

The Political Implications of America’s Oil & Gas Boom – James Kwak Interview
January 12, 2013 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  … To help us look at these issues and more we managed to speak with the well known economist James Kwak. James is an associate professor at the University of Connecticut School …

Tax Credits Are a Valuable Tool in the Biofuels Policy Toolbox
January 7, 2013 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)  It is not often I disagree or take issue withBiofuels Digest; however, the recent article and analysis on cellulosic tax credits left out some key points. There are a number …

Advanced Biofuels USA Volunteer Posts Fossil Fuel Subsidies Petition — Add Your Voice
January 3, 2013 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Bradley Frieze, a student at Hood College in Frederick, MD and Advanced Biofuels USA volunteer has posted a petition to stop funding of oil subsidies.  The petition is on …

G20 Fails as Fossil Fuel Subsidies Exceed Half a Trillion Dollars
January 2, 2013 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Biodiesel Magazine)  …Global Renewable Fuels Alliance criticized G20 leaders for failing to hold up their commitment to phase out the costly fossil fuel subsidies that hurt developing economies and slow the development …

Evolving Ethanol to Meet Challenges
December 27, 2012 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Emily Bruns (Ashton Gasette)  In an effort to evolve with the constant changes and challenges within a $50 billion industry, Rochelle’s Illinois River Energy ethanol plant began producing and industrial corn oil on Nov. …