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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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The RFS: A Ticking Time Bomb for Corn Ethanol
December 6, 2016 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

by Jarrod Johnson (Farm Forum)  … However, while the program was created by Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is tasked with setting annual blending requirements for conventional and advanced biofuels. Over the past few years, …

Q&A: Minnesota Companies Create ‘Circular Economy’ Coalition
July 1, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Frank Jossi (Midwest Energy News)  … The concept of a circular economy has been around since the late 1970s, but it has gained steam with support from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the growing number …

No Bill Gates, We Don’t Need ‘Energy Miracles’ To Solve Climate Change
February 24, 2016 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Joe Romm (Think Progress)   For six years, Bill Gates has been arguing that we need “energy miracles” to avoid catastrophic climate change. For six years, he has been wrong.
In fact, Gates is more wrong …

Engineering Microorganisms for Bio-Based Products: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to enEvolv
November 23, 2015 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  enEvolv engineers microorganisms to produce bio-based products. We work with partners in therapeutics, nutrition, energy and specialty chemicals to improve existing strains and develop novel ones. Our technologies harness and …

It’s Easy to Buy “Green Power.” Making a Difference Is a Little Harder.
November 17, 2015 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by  David Roberts  (VOX)  … In certain specialized markets, RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates) can be expensive and have substantial direct impact on the decisions of renewable energy investors. But most RECs sold in the voluntary market …

Environmental and Energy Study Institute Publishes Fact Sheet: Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (2015)
November 10, 2015 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) … This fact sheet examines employment in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors in the United States and around the world. The job figures cited below are sourced from the …

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

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

Efficient Electrochemical CO2 Conversion Powered by Renewable Energy
July 28, 2015 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Douglas R. Kauffman, Jay Thakkar, Rajan Siva, Christopher Matranga, Paul R. Ohodnicki, Chenjie Zeng, and Rongchao Jin (ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces)  The catalytic conversion of CO2 into industrially relevant chemicals is one strategy for …

Could Middle East Switch From Oil to Renewable Superpower?
June 2, 2015 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Darrell Delamaide (Oilprice.com/Time Magazine)   Decreasing prices in solar power could provide opportunities for oil-poor countries … The recent decline in oil prices won’t make solar power uneconomic, the influential official said. “I believe solar will be …

Biodiesel Producer Certain Uncertainty Will End
June 2, 2014 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (domesticfuel.com) The manager of a biodiesel refinery from the Nation’s largest biodiesel producer believes the uncertainty in the green fuel’s future will disappear. I caught up with Bryan Christjansen, a general manager for …

Ag Census Demonstrates Real Growth in Renewables from Farms and Ranches
May 9, 2014 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  The mission of the 25x’25 Alliance has been consistent since its inception 10 years ago: promote to policy makers and regulators the role of farms, ranches and forestlands in developing clean, sustainable …

EurObserv’ER Annual Report Highlights EU Bioenergy Sector
April 15, 2014 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele  (Ethanol Producer Magazine) EurObserv’ER has released the 2013 edition of its annual renewable energy report, which determined that final energy consumption from renewable resources increased significantly in 2012. The report, titled “The State of …

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 …

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 …

Bloomberg New Energy Finance Report More Accurately Compares Renewable, Fossil Resources
March 25, 2013 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new report published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance analyzed wind and bioenergy resources in the U.S. and Brazil using a lifetime production method, allowing for more accurate comparisons …

New Policy Can Put the EU on Track to Reach 100% Renewable Energy
February 15, 2013 – 11:00 am | No Comment

(World Wildlife Fund)  Today WWF launched a new report – Putting the EU on Track for 100% Renewable Energy [1] – which shows where Europe needs to be by 2030 in order to reach a fully renewable …

The Institute for Energy Research Gets It All Wrong on Regional Energy
November 27, 2012 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Kate Gordon (Center for American Progress)  …The second problem is even more obvious: The fossil fuel industry takes billions in direct tax incentives and subsidies every year. According to analysis by TR Rose Associates, for …

Trends in Renewable Energy Consumption and Electricity 2009
April 8, 2011 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Energy Information Administration)  Despite an economic recession and a significant fall in overall energy demand/consumption, the use of renewable fuels grew strongly in 2009. This growth has been supported by Federal and State programs, …

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 …

Energy, National Security and Defense Department Solutions
September 11, 2009 – 9:46 am | No Comment

On September 10, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing about the national security threats posed by our reliance on fossil fuels and efforts underway by the U.S. armed services to reduce …

Report on China’s Renewable Energy Law Released
May 28, 2009 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

This paper forms a component of the Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation Task Force (REDGTF) project: Identifying optimal legal frameworks for renewable energy in China and India (the Project). The Project is undertaken by Baker …