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California Legislature Extends Cap-and-Trade, Codifies Low Carbon Fuel Standard
July 20, 2017 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  The California legislature has voted to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program by 10 years to 2030 while also codifying the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) into law.
In what was expected …

Renewable Energy Group Applauds Illinois Legislature for Extending Biodiesel Incentive
July 7, 2017 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Group/NASDAQ.com)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) leaders praised Illinois lawmakers for approving a five-year extension of a significant biodiesel incentive.
Current Illinois law, which expires at the end of 2018, offers retailers a 20 …

California LCFS Guides Advanced Biofuels Industry
June 27, 2017 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

by Heather Zhang (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Carbon credit prices recover and multiple new pathways are certified as the state’s program gets back on track.  —  California’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the transport sector …

Downstate New York to Introduce Biodiesel Obligation for Heating Oil
June 26, 2017 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Counties in downstate New York are set to join New York City in providing cleaner air through increased use of biodiesel in home heating, with a product called Bioheat fuel.
Legislation passed by Assemblyman …

California Forecasts Robust Growth in Biodiesel, Feedstock Demand
June 5, 2017 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

by Graham Noyes (Noyes Law Corp./Biodiesel Magazine)  Over the past decade, California has developed a complex policy framework pertaining to greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction including policies that drive demand for low carbon fuels. The …

Biodiesel in Minnesota: 15 Years in the Blink of an Eye
June 5, 2017 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by  Tom Slunecka (Biodiesel Magazine)  … Fifteen years ago, March of 2002, a gallon of unleaded gas averaged around $1.36 a gallon. … Minnesota became the first in the nation to require that all diesel fuel sold …

Pioneering Iowa Sustainable Agriculture Research Center Hangs On, Barely
June 5, 2017 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

by Amy Mayer (High Plains Public Radio)  A leading research center focused on local farmers and environmental conservation is hanging on by a thread, even as the movement to diversify agriculture, which it helped launch, …

Gevo’s Isobutanol Cleared for Use in On-Road Vehicles in Arizona
May 23, 2017 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Bill HB2368 Permits Isobutanol to be Used as a Fuel Additive for On-Road Vehicles  —  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that a bill recently signed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will let gas stations …

Governor Branstad Signs Iowa Biofuel Funding, Closing out Challenging Session for Biodiesel
May 15, 2017 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, Governor Terry Branstad has signed the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund bill (HF 643), which provides $3 million to fund the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program. In 2016, Iowa’s biodiesel plants …

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 …

As Trump Reverses Climate Actions, California Considers a Bold New Step
May 4, 2017 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post) … Now, a new proposal, announced Monday, would replace California’s current cap and trade carbon pricing program, its flagship effort to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, …

California Gov. Approves Fuel Tax, Vehicle Fee Transportation Package
May 2, 2017 – 11:29 am | No Comment

(NGT News)  California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed into law the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, which will raise $52.4 billion over the next decade through an increase in fuel taxes and …

Bill Would Take Iowa Backwards on Biofuels
April 24, 2017 – 7:54 pm | No Comment

by Dawn Carlson (Des Moines Register/Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa)  …Unfortunately, our state Legislature is considering legislation that would take us backwards.
Fuel retailers across the state have made substantial investments in offering and …

Iowa Legislature Approves Funding for State Blender Pump Program
April 24, 2017 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Today (April 20, 2017) the Iowa Legislature voted to secure another year of funding for the state’s blender pump program – which has successfully led to millions of dollars’ worth of …

Sundstop Fuel Retail Station in Clarence, IA Offers City’s First E15 Site
April 19, 2017 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  When E10 first hit the market, Clarence, Iowa was one of five towns to introduce the new fuel at a local gas station. Nearly 40 years later, that same town is getting its first …

Oregon Senate Backs Woody Biomass as ‘Green Energy’
April 19, 2017 – 11:24 am | No Comment

(KTVZ.com)  Bill sponsored by Sens. Tim Knopp, Ted Ferrioli  —  Oregon Senate Republicans say adding woody biomass as a recognized source of green energy technologies will help reduce carbon emissions and create jobs in rural …

Use of Renewable Fuel by All Ground Transit Sought by 2045
April 13, 2017 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Kathryn Mykleseth (Honolulu Star Advertiser)  A key Senate committee passed a bill Monday that sets a goal of having all ground transportation in Hawaii run on renewable fuel by 2045.
The Senate Committee on Ways and …

Florida Considers Accelerating Hemp Research as Orange Alternative
April 10, 2017 – 10:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, state legislators are looking to ease restrictions on industrial hemp research.  According to the Florida State Senate, house bill 1217 that “authorizes specified universities in state to engage …

E15 Infrastructure Bill Would Add $35.9M to Minnesota GDP
April 7, 2017 – 10:36 am | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An infrastructure bill in the Minnesota House and Senate that calls for expanding access to E15 would contribute $35.9 million to the state’s GDP, according to an analysis by ABF …

Biofuels Infrastructure Bill A Big Boost For Minnesota
March 31, 2017 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by Timothy J. Rudnicki (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)   The current biofuels infrastructure bill in the Minnesota legislature (House File 1257 and Senate File 1277) is really more than just increasing fuel tanks, pipes and dispensers.
It’s about …

Rare Moment as Louisiana Environmentalists, Businesses Agree on Tax Issue
March 30, 2017 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Steve Hardy (The Advocate)  Environmentalists and industrialists find themselves standing shoulder to shoulder as they try to maintain a tax credit for low-emission vehicles.
The tax break encourages buyers to support Louisiana natural gas while …

Multiple State, Federal Bills Introduced to Stop the Spread of E15
March 24, 2017 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Daniel Strohl (Hemmings Daily)  …   The most extreme of those bills, H.R. 1314, which Virginia Representative Robert Goodlatte introduced, calls for the elimination of the Renewable Fuel Standard, the portion of the Clean …

California Lawmakers Release Environmental Bills in Attempt to Thwart Trump
February 24, 2017 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Rory Carroll (Reuters)  Democratic state senators in California on Thursday unveiled a series of bills designed to freeze in place Obama administration-era environmental regulations in the event the Trump administration moves to weaken them.
The …

Lawmakers Aim to Boost Central Illinois Agricultural Economy
February 13, 2017 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Chris Lusvardi (Herald & Review)  Legislation introduced in Springfield could boost efforts to attract bio-based businesses to Decatur and Central Illinois. The legislation introduced by state Sens. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, and Andy Manar, D-Bunker …

WEBINAR: Renewable Methane in Today’s Regulatory and Policy Environment — January 26, 2017
January 25, 2017 – 3:03 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Renewable Methane in Today’s Regulatory and Policy Environment   —   January 26, 2017

The Rethink Methane series is hosted by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates. The third edition of the Rethink Methane conference takes place February 21-22 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. …

Biodiesel’s Backers: Build on 2016 Momentum for 2017 and Beyond
January 23, 2017 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Led by Don O’Connor, a Vancouver-based international expert on greenhouse-gas emissions, the assembled panel detailed efforts that spanned from municipal victories to boost biodiesel use to the Paris Climate Agreement …

New Laws That Take Effect January 2017: Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit
January 3, 2017 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(New York State Senate)  Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit: The 2016-17 budget extended the Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit from Jan. 1, 2017 until Jan. 1, 2020. It also requires that beginning in 2017, to …

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 …

Carbon Pricing in North America – Leading a New Era of Climate Policy
October 19, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Tamaki Stiles * (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Reducing greenhouse emissions is a shared goal in North America.  In fact, presidents of the United States and Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada met in June …

It Could Be the Nation’s First Carbon Tax. And Environmentalists Are Fighting over It
October 19, 2016 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  A new initiative slated for the ballot in Washington state next month would create the first-ever carbon tax to be implemented in the United States. But while the initiative promises to fight …

Seattle Adopts UCS’s Oil-Saving Plan, Aims to Cut Oil Use in Half
September 26, 2016 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  The Seattle City Council is expected to pass legislation today (September 19, 2016) that requires staff to develop a plan to cut the city’s oil use in half by 2035. Seattle …

Landmark Report from BIO Charts $770B Renewable Chemicals and Materials Market by 2020
September 9, 2016 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization released a landmark report “Advancing the Biobased Economy: Renewable Chemical Biorefinery Commercialization, Progress, and Market Opportunities, 2016 and Beyond,” documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the …

California Scores Tremendous Victories on Climate Policy and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard
August 26, 2016 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

(Low Carbon Fuels Coalition)  The Low Carbon Fuels Coalition (LCFC) is pleased to announce that the California State Senate and Assembly have approved a pair of ground-breaking climate bills (SB 32 and AB 197). Governor …

California Assembly Approves Climate Change Law
August 25, 2016 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Anshu Siripurapu (Sacramento Bee)  After an intense floor debate, a bill extending California’s greenhouse gas emission targets squeaked by in the Assembly on Tuesday.
Senate Bill 32 was seen as a crucial step for reauthorizing the …

Penn State to Help Develop Guidelines for Growing Industrial Hemp
August 17, 2016 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by  Sara LaJeunesse (Penn State News)  On July 20, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a law allowing the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and institutions of higher education to grow hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) for research purposes. …

California Urgently Needs Action on Climate Change; Legislature and Governor Should Pass SB 32 This Year
August 8, 2016 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  In recent days, legislative leadership and Gov. Jerry Brown have been sending mixed signals on whether they will consider SB 32 (Pavley), a bill to require lowering climate pollution to 40 …

Commission to Study Maine’s Biomass Industry to Meet in August
August 2, 2016 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  … This past April, Maine enacted a resolve establishing the 13-member commission. Members include two from the Senate and three from the House of Representatives. Four members are appointed by the president …

Washington State’s Proposed Clean Air Rule Ignores Biofuels’ Climate Benefits
July 25, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Washington state’s proposed Clean Air Rule (CAR) fails to recognize the climate benefits associated with biofuels and in fact penalizes their use, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) told the Washington Department of …

Hawaii Gov. Ige Signs Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit
July 15, 2016 – 8:22 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  Pacific Biodiesel President Robert King attended in early July the formal signing of the Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit by Hawaii Gov. David Ige, a long-awaited incentive for biofuels producers in …

A Grand Bargain? Gov. Jerry Brown in Talks with Oil Companies about Climate Change Programs
July 8, 2016 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason (Los Angeles Times)  Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has been talking directly with oil companies in hopes of reaching a consensus on extending California’s landmark climate programs, opening a back channel …

Maine Retiree Fueling Governor’s Questions about Ethanol
July 1, 2016 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Scott Thistle (Portland Press Herald)  Ralph Stevens, a retired mechanic who says ethanol emissions may have caused the state’s opioid crisis, and a legislator persuade Paul LePage to order a study of the additive.
A …

Missouri Governor Signs Bill Benefiting Biofuels
June 30, 2016 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 24, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed S.B. 657. The new law will promote the installation of blender pumps within the state by ensuring that the liability insurance …

EPA Pushing Outdated, Costly Ethanol Fuel
June 22, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Rowden  (Missouri Petroleum Council/Kansas City Star)  …  It’s good to be the world’s leading oil and natural gas producer. But an obsolete law passed before the U.S. energy resurgence could interfere.

The problem could be …

North Carolina House Committee Approves Industrial Hemp Research Study
June 21, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(WXII)  North Carolina lawmakers are pushing a proposal to authorize the cultivation of industrial hemp with the goal of allowing researchers to begin planting next spring.
The House Agriculture Committee approved a bill Thursday allowing for …

California’s Landmark Cap and Trade Program Faces Uncertain Future
June 16, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Rory Carroll (Reuters)  California’s greenhouse gas reduction program is in a battle for its life, and uncertainty about its future has spooked buyers of its carbon permits  —  California in 2012 became the first …

Iowa Biodiesel Board Commends Signing of Bill to Expand IA Biodiesel Incentives
May 26, 2016 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  It just makes sense! That’s the sentiment from the Iowa Biodiesel Board and other supporters as Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed SF 2309 into law today, expanding state biodiesel incentives.
The bill includes a …

Mass. Top Court Says State GHG Rules Not Good Enough
May 18, 2016 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Keith Goldberg (Law 360)  Massachusetts’ top court on Tuesday reversed a lower court’s decision backing the state’s approach to greenhouse gas regulations, saying the state’s climate change law requires officials to craft rules that establish …

Branstad Signature Ensures Iowans Have Greater Access to Homegrown Fuel
May 17, 2016 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(KMALand/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law H.F. 2464, a multifaceted bill that secures funding for the state’s highly successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure …

Senate Opens Door for Increased Ethanol Use
May 11, 2016 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews) Legislation that supporters say will enhance consumer choices and increase demand for Illinois corn was unanimously approved in the Illinois Senate.
The bill allows the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to …

Iowa Legislature Approves Funding for State Blender Pump Program
May 3, 2016 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Iowa Legislature Votes Overwhelmingly to Extend Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program Another Year  —  The Iowa Legislature voted 94 – 0 in the House of Representatives and 49 – 0 in …

Iowa Offers Tax Incentives In Bid To Become An Epicenter For Innovation In Bio-based Materials
April 19, 2016 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Steven Savage (Forbes)  Last week the governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, signed a bill which came to him with bipartisan support from the legislature. The measure institutes tax incentives designed to accelerate the growth …

Senate Hearing on Ethanol Tax Breaks Stirs Small-Engine Debate
April 15, 2016 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Tim Landis (State Journal-Register)  ….  At issue is a proposal to eliminate a 20 percent per-gallon sales tax break on sales of E10 fuels and create a 10 percent break for E15, which currently …

Industry Group Drops Low-Carbon Fuel Fight
April 4, 2016 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Hillary Borrud (Portland Tribune)  An oil industry group announced Thursday it will abandon a bid to get voters to weaken or repeal Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard. The Oregon Fuels Association had filed three initiatives targeting …

Electric Car Bill Will Do Little to Reduce Emissions
March 31, 2016 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Today’s Star Tribune reported of a proposal in the Minnesota legislature that calls for a financial incentive to boost electric or plug-in hybrid sales in the state to reduce emissions.

According to the …

Kum & Go Becomes First in Missouri to Offer E15
March 14, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

(Convenience Store News)  Kum & Go LC became the first retailer to offer E15 in Missouri. The blend of 15-percent ethanol and 85-percent gasoline is now available at two Springfield, Mo., locations: 5384 S. Campbell …

White Mountain Biodiesel Announces Plans to Expand Plant Capacity and Begin Direct Sales of Biodiesel to Retail Customers
February 29, 2016 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

(White Mountain Biodiesel) NBB member White Mountain Biodiesel, LLC announced today that it has begun the expansion of its plant in North Haverhill, NH. The expansion, which will occur over the next two years, will …

Washington Lawmakers Consider Putting A Price On Carbon
February 15, 2016 – 9:25 am | No Comment

by Ken Christensen (KCTS9/EarthFix)  State lawmakers this week began discussing a measure that could make Washington the first state to tax residents and businesses on their carbon emissions.

More than 350,000 voters signed petitions for Initiative …

Indiana Bill Would Extend Misfueling Immunity to Mid-Level Blends
February 8, 2016 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In mid-January, a congressman in the Indiana General Assembly introduced a bill that aims to increase use of ethanol-blended fuels by expanding immunity for the misuse of blended fuel.
The …

Stations Continue to Sell Ethanol-Blended Gas, Despite State Law Repeal
February 3, 2016 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(KHON2) One month after gas stations were allowed to start selling fuel without ethanol, Hawaii drivers are still stuck with mostly the same blended gasoline.
The new law removes the mandate that required up to 10 percent of …

California Launches New Fuel Policies in 2016
January 27, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Graham Noyes (Biodiesel Magazine/ Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP)  California will be the biodiesel market to watch in 2016 as the state implements a diverse portfolio of policies that will directly impact the industry. …

DEQ Proposes Last Minute Clean Fuels Tweaks
December 9, 2015 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

by Taylor W. Anderson (The Bulletin)  Environmental panel votes today on break for oil companies through 2018, new ethanol models  —  Top environmental regulators are slated to finish rules today that include big changes for Oregon’s …

Electric Cars Can’t Take the Cold
December 7, 2015 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Plungis (Bloomberg)  Batteries generate power less efficiently as temperatures drop.  —  … The trouble is, except for Oregon, none of the states have California’s temperate weather. The batteries used by the greener cars generate electricity …

Carbon Tax Measure Will Make The Washington Ballot, Backers Say
December 4, 2015 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Ashley Ahearn (KUOW)  A voter initiative that would put a tax on carbon emissions has gathered enough signatures to put it on the ballot in 2016.
The measure would impose a tax of $25 for every …

Governor’s Signature on Tax Bill to Boost California Biodiesel
October 21, 2015 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

(The California Biodiesel Alliance/Biodiesel Magazine)  On Oct. 4 California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1032 into law, correcting a tax problem and clearing the way for a significant increase in the volumes of biodiesel blended …

Orlando Museum, Tea Party and Biofuels: Letters — Biofuels Good for Florida
October 2, 2015 – 11:33 am | No Comment

by Mark Emalfarb  (Dyadic International)  …  Mike Murtha’s My Word column, “Feds must follow Fla. on ethanol repeal,” on Monday is a misguided call to move the state backward in all three areas.
Florida’s universities and …

California’s Legislature Drops Petroleum Reduction to Pass SB 350; Approves Escalating State Procurement of Very Low Carbon Fuels; and Leaves Nearly $1B of Cap and Trade Revenue on the Table
September 22, 2015 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by Graham Noyes (Biofuels Digest/Low Carbon Fuels Coalition)  The first year of California’s legislative session ended dramatically with a mix of successes and setbacks for the low carbon fuel industry. California leads the nation on …

Oregon’s Clean Fuels Law Ignites More Political Wrangling
September 21, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Ian K. Kullgren  (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)  … One of the law’s biggest advocates threatened to join forces with opponents this week over proposed changes. A new environmental coalition launched ads attacking proposed ballot measures. Lawsuits …

Illinois Corn Working to Support #Ethanol, E15
September 15, 2015 – 7:33 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  … One such initiative is working with key players in Chicago to get 150 E15 stations up and running in the city. A piece of legislation is sitting with the Alderman and …

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 …

Jerry Brown, Kevin de Leon Abandon Legislative Push to Require 50 Percent Cut in Gasoline Use
September 10, 2015 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by David Siders and Jeremy B. White (Sacramento Bee)  Major setback for California governor’s climate agenda;  Decision comes amid resistance from moderate Democrats;  Brown pledges to use executive power to reduce emissions
In a major setback for …

Scorching Summer Drives California Innovation and Biofuels
September 1, 2015 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Graham Noyes (Low Carbon Fuels Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  California’s politicians and people are responding to the state’s increasingly dire symptoms of climate change with innovation, resolve, and biofuel policies.
California’s determination to recapture its milder and …

California’s New Energy and Climate Goals Will Create Jobs and Boost the Economy
August 19, 2015 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Energy Economy/PR Newswire) Advanced energy business leaders went to the California Capitol building today to express support for Gov. Brown’s energy and climate goals for 2030 and Senate President Pro-tempore Kevin de León’s bill to …

Inslee: I’ll Use My Authority to Impose Cap on Emissions
August 3, 2015 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Brunner and Hal Bernton (Seattle Times)  After being stymied on climate policy in the Legislature, Gov. Jay Inslee announced he’s pressing ahead with executive action to impose a cap on carbon emissions.
Frustrated by legislative …

Gov. Dayton Signs E15 Dispenser Bill: Law Goes into Effect July 1
July 15, 2015 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The E15 Dispenser bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton, goes into effect July 1 and will help up to 100 fuel retailers in the state make minor modifications …

Oregon Declares Biomass Carbon Neutral
July 7, 2015 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  After a House vote of 44-9, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that exempts biomass-derived carbon dioxide emissions from regulation under certain air pollution laws.
The bill defines biomass …

Clean Fuel Standards Face Political Attacks in Washington, Oregon
July 6, 2015 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Clean fuel standards under development in Oregon and Washington have been under attack by their respective state legislatures in recent weeks.
The Oregon Clean Fuels Standard continued moving forward in …

Washington State Nixes Low Carbon Fuel Standard via Transport Bill “Poison Pill”
July 6, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington state, state lawmakers passed a $15B transportation package by a 27-22 vote that includes a provision that “effectively prohibits a Clean Fuel Standard for Washington state,” according to …

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Plans to Veto Ethanol Tax Credit Bill
June 30, 2015 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Duane Shimogawa  (Pacific Business News)  Hawaii Gov. David Ige said that he intends to veto a bill passed by the State Legislature that would repeal the ethanol facility tax credit and establish a renewable …

Schepisi Bill Allowing Biofuel Production in New Jersey Approved by the Assembly
June 30, 2015 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(RealEstateRama) Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Holly Schepisi paving the way for new jobs for New Jersey workers in the expanding biodiesel industry earned approval from the General Assembly today. “New Jersey’s geographics makes it a …

Oregon Declares Biomass Carbon Neutral
June 30, 2015 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  After a House vote of 44-9, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that exempts biomass-derived carbon dioxide emissions from regulation under certain air pollution laws.
The bill defines biomass …

Iowa Legislature OKs E15 Infrastructure Investments for Iowa Renewable Fuels Grants
June 8, 2015 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, the state legislature passed legislation that allows E15 infrastructure investments to become eligible for Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure grants. Previously, the infrastructure program funds were only available for blender …

Nebraska Gov. Signs Alt-Fuel Vehicle Rebate Bill
June 3, 2015 – 10:39 am | No Comment

(TruckingInfo.com)  Nebraska’s Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved legislation that will establish a new program offering rebates for alternative-fuel vehicle conversions, according to documents from the state legislature.
The legislation (L.B. 581), called the Nebraska Clean-Burning Motor …

Hawaii’s Clean-Energy Future Requires a Commitment to Develop Biofuels
May 30, 2015 – 8:26 am | No Comment

by Paul Zorner and Martin Sabarsky (Star Advertiser)  A decade ago, Hawaii made a commitment to producing and using more renewable fuels, for cleaner air, a cleaner environment, reduced dependence on oil and greater local …

With Clean Fuels as Law, Oregon Biofuel Maker Prepares for Major Expansion
May 13, 2015 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Wendy Culverwell (Portland Business Journal)  A Eugene biofuel company that converts used cooking oil into fuel is in expansion mode thanks to Oregon’s Clean Fuels program.  SeQuential Pacific Biofuels expanded its production capacity in …

Iowa Leaders Call for Biochemical Tax Credits for Ethanol, Biodiesel
May 11, 2015 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

by Dave Dreeszen (Sioux City Journal) Durham (Debi Durham, the state’s economic development director), a former Siouxland Chamber of Commerce president, is championing legislation that would set aside up to $15 million in tax credits per year …

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 …

Bill Would Lift Biodiesel Requirements in Winter
May 5, 2015 – 10:39 am | No Comment

by Abby Spegman (The Bulletin)  Bend-La Pine say bus troubles have force school cancellations … School districts east of the Cascades are among the groups backing a bill in Salem that would drop the mandated use …

Truckers Sue to End Biodiesel Mandate
April 21, 2015 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  Minnesota truckers and other interests sued Minnesota on Friday seeking to end the state’s requirement that diesel sold at the pump contain 10 percent biodiesel.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District …

Iowa Lawmakers Ride-and-Drive on Biodiesel
April 13, 2015 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Lawmakers in Iowa got the chance to experience the power of biodiesel for themselves. The Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB)held its its first ever Ride-and-Drive event at the capitol in Des Moines …

Minnesota, the Green Giant: Going All out on Agrastructure and the Advanced Bioeconomy
April 10, 2015 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Today, we look at how Minnesota, too, has been experiencing success via its bioeconomy, and how and why.  The traditional view of “Minnesota”? A giant metropolis in the Twin Cities, …

Risk and Reward for Boardman Biomass Proposal
April 9, 2015 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by George Plaven (Capital Press)  One possible biomass fuel for the coal plant is giant cane, known as Arundo donax, which PGE has spent several years growing in small test plots. … As a potential source …

Transportation Budget Cuts Alternative Fuel Mandate
April 8, 2015 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

by Karen Kasler (WOSU) The transportation budget signed last week includes a change for the state’s vehicle fleet: The budget cuts out a requirement on alternative fuels that had been in place for most of a …

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 …

Fees, Taxes Increase with Highway Funding Package
April 7, 2015 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

(Rapid City Journal)  South Dakota drivers will be paying more for that privilege in the very near future.  The 2015 S.D. Legislature, with guidance from an Interim Committee on Highway Needs and Financing, overwhelmingly passed …

New Bill Could Add Value To Iowa Biofuel
April 3, 2015 – 11:36 am | No Comment

(WHOTV.com)  … At the Iowa Biotech Association’s Partnering for Growth event on April 1st, Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority Debi Durham was a keynote speaker. She talked about using Iowa’s ethanol and biodiesel production, and …

The Unrecognized Value of Bio-Energy
April 3, 2015 – 10:38 am | No Comment

by Chad Smith (Midwest Producer) “We threw a whole bunch of stuff up on the wall to see if anything sticks.” Dave VanderGriend quoted a Kansas state legislator describing House Bill (HB) 2401, a proposal to …

Industry, Water Advocates Come Together on Bioenergy Bills
March 31, 2015 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Frank Jossi  (Midwest Energy News)  Environmentalists and bioeconomy advocates reached an agreement last week to modify a bill moving through the Minnesota legislature that they hope will create a new clean energy and green …

Gov. Brown Removes Sunset Date from Oregon Clean Fuels Standard
March 13, 2015 – 8:47 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed S.B. 324 into law. The bill removes the Dec. 31, 2015 sunset date from the state’s Clean Fuels Program. By signing S.B. 324, Brown …

Good Policy Should Float All Bio-Boats
March 9, 2015 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Amanda Bilek (Biomass Magazine/Great Plains Institute)  Exciting biobased industry developments are occurring across the U.S. Although there are challenges, there are also opportunities at the state and local level. Minnesota is one state with …

Oregon House Sends Fuels Bill to Governor
March 6, 2015 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Union-Bulletin)  The Oregon House voted Wednesday to send Gov. Kate Brown a climate-change bill that’s likely to increase gas prices, handing the Democrat a thorny decision as she settles into office.
Brown has spoken favorably …

Iowa Road Funding Bill Passes with Reduced Tax Rate for B11
March 4, 2015 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

(The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Iowa Legislature created a 3-cent per gallon differential tax rate for B11 and higher biodiesel blends in the road funding legislation passed Feb. 24. This provision is expected to …

New Wyoming Law Extends Fuels Tax to Alternative Highway Fuels, Including Natural Gas, E85, Biodiesel
February 27, 2015 – 8:38 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press) Gov. Matt Mead has signed into law a bill that extends the state fuels tax to include alternative highway fuels, including natural gas, pure ethanol, E85 and biodiesel.
The new law, which Mead signed on …

Farmers Look to Legislature for Expansion Paths
February 20, 2015 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Don Davis (Daily Globe)  Minnesota farmers want state leaders to help them expand to new markets. They are ready to enter a new era of producing crops that can be made into products ranging …

4 Things You Should Know about Oregon’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard
February 18, 2015 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Ian K. Kullgren (The Oregonian/OregonLive)  … The law aims to position Oregon as a leader in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by setting an increasingly cleaner standard for gasoline distributors over the next …

Oregon Senate Approves Clean-Fuels Extension Despite Tie to Cylvia Hayes
February 18, 2015 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Ian K. Kullgren (The Oregonian/OregonLive) The Senate approved a bill Tuesday to extend the state’s clean-fuel standard, bucking Republican opponents who decried the program’s connection to the scandal involving John Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia …

Oregon Proposes Elimination of Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline
February 18, 2015 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

(SEMA Action Network)  Legislation (H.B. 2373) to remove the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives.  Currently, the state …

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 …

Oregon Helps Spark National Surge in Biodiesel Production
January 7, 2015 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Wendy Culverwell (Portland Business Journal)  Clean fuel policies in Oregon, Washington and California are helping drive the advanced biofuel industry.
In its fourth annual report on the state of the advanced biofuel industry, Environmental Entrepreneurs …

Five Myths about Gas Taxes
December 22, 2014 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Paul Bledsoe (The Washington Post) A dramatic 40 percent drop in oil prices since June has prompted new discussion aboutraising the long-static federal gasoline tax and has many states considering gas tax hikes as well. …

Battle Resumes over Clean Fuels Program
December 19, 2014 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Steve Law (Portland Tribune)  Another showdown looms in Salem between Big Oil and environmentalists, but this time environmentalists appear to have the upper hand.
Heavy lobbying last year by the Western States Petroleum Association helped …

Perea Bill Would Delay California Cap-and-Trade for Gas
July 21, 2014 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Jeremy B. White  (Sacramento Bee) Democratic fissures over California’s cap-and-trade mandates deepened on Thursday, with a key moderate Democrat introducing a bill to push back a looming rule expected to cause a spike in prices …

Proposed Constitutional Amendment in Ohio Would Benefit Biomass
July 18, 2014 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  … On July 7, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified a petition for the proposed Clean Energy Initiative amendment. According to Josh Pulliam, a consultant for Yes for Ohio’s’ Energy Future, …

Oil Industry Kills California Assembly Bill to Support Biofuel Expansion
June 12, 2014 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Peter Waldman  (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  The oil industry did some intellectual gymnastics last week over California’s low-carbon fuel standard, a 2007 mandate that gasoline refiners reduce the carbon intensity of their transportation fuels 10 percent …

ACE Informs Motorists that Many Vehicles Are Eligible to Use E15
June 2, 2014 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The summer driving season is now hitting the United States, and the Senior Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol, Ron Lamberty, says many motorists might not realize …

B Ready For B10 Workshop Series June 10-July 22, 2014 Workshop locations vary throughout Minnesota
May 28, 2014 – 6:37 pm | No Comment
B Ready For B10 Workshop Series   June 10-July 22, 2014     Workshop locations vary throughout Minnesota

B Ready For B10.  This summer Minnesota will take the next step forward in renewable fuel use. Beginning July 1 until September 30, 2014, all #2 diesel fuel will contain 10% biodiesel (B10). In 2015 …

Minnesota Is First to Mandate B10 Biodiesel
May 23, 2014 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  The land of 10,000 lakes becomes the first for another 10… a 10 percent biodiesel mandate. The move from a B5 to B10 blending requirement for summer months starting this July …

E15 Arrives in Missouri, though Consumers May Have to Look Hard to Find It
May 23, 2014 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Jacob Barker (St. LouisPost-Dispatch)  It’s hard to find a gas station these days that doesn’t sell a 10 percent ethanol blend. A 15 percent mix, now that it’s available, probably won’t become as common …

Utah Law Encourages Biodiesel Use
May 14, 2014 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  While H.R. 5 signed by Gov. Herbert encourages biodiesel use in Utah, exactly how the state plans to do so is less than clear
… The bill expresses support for the …

Industry Representatives Defend Corn Ethanol at State Hearing
May 12, 2014 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Pending legislation in New Hampshire aims to limit corn ethanol in gasoline to 10 percent. The bill passed the New Hampshire House of Representatives on March 25 and was …

DC Mayor Prohibits Fuel Efficient Consumer Choices
April 30, 2014 – 8:57 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  If District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray had his druthers there would be no diesel powered cars in the District. …
The problem with the proposal is that the Mayor seems to ignore …

Hawaii Lawmakers Give Unanimous Approval To Studying Hemp
April 3, 2014 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Johnny Green (The Weed Blog/The Joint Blog)  Hawaii’s House Committee on Agriculture, and the state’s House Judiciary Committee, have both voted unanimously in favor of Senate Bill 2175, a proposal to establish a two-year research program to study …

Minnesota Bills to Incentivize Biofuel, Biochemicals, Biomass Thermal
March 17, 2014 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Legislation pending in the Minnesota Legislature aims to create incentives for renewable chemicals, advanced biofuels, and biomass thermal energy.
In the Minnesota House of Representatives, H.F. 2456 aims to create …

Ethanol Rule Set to Take Effect
March 5, 2014 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Columbia Daily Tribune) Expansion driven by ruling change.  Missouri motorists could be able to buy a higher blend of ethanol gasoline as early as this summer because of a new policy pushed by Gov. Jay …

Legislative Committee Supports Biodiesel as Clean Air Tool
March 4, 2014 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Amy Joi O’Donoghue (Deseret News) A company in the northern reaches of Box Elder County is churning out 10 million gallons of biodiesel fuel each year, crafting the product from the used vegetable oil generated by …

State May Issue $50M in Bonds for Biofuel Effort
March 4, 2014 – 10:27 am | No Comment

by Tom Callis (Stephens Media Hawaii/West Hawaii Today)  Hawaii could issue up to $50 million in special purpose revenue bonds to support a company’s plans to turn agricultural waste into biofuel and animal feed.   Since …

Solving the Midwest Ethanol Problem: The E85 Angle
February 20, 2014 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Robert Rapier (Biofuels Digest/Energy Trends Insider)  … Today, nine years after I began writing about energy, we have an ethanol industry that has undergone rapid growth, but it is an industry that still relies heavily …

Jolt! Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota aims to boost Chems and Advanced Biofuels Industries with New Policy Initiatives
January 20, 2014 – 8:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Minnesota, the Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota, who announced their 2014 Minnesota legislative agenda today at the Minnesota Green Chemistry Conference, is proposing the creation of a new production incentive …

IL Sen. Todd Sieben “Retired To” Working for Ethanol
December 20, 2013 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  (Todd) Sieben (Chairman Central Bank and retired state senator) is currently working with the Illinois General Assembly on passing legislation that would incentivize the use of E15 in Illinois. He explained that …

Lewinsky’s Dress Syndrome and the EPA Biofuels Debacle
November 25, 2013 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  So, the EPA hands down cruel cutbacks in renewable fuel targets as the Administration reels under Obamacare pressure.   What happened to biofuels, why is “everyone’s friend” biodiesel getting the shaft, …

And the 2013 Environmental Turkey Goes to …The American Legislative Exchange Council, better known as ALEC.
November 25, 2013 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Bill Chameides (Duke University The Green Grok)  OK, folks, Thanksgiving approaches. For most of you it’s the beginning of the holiday season — family, parties, and presents. For us at TheGreenGrok it means it’s time …

Riley, McKeon & Giblin Bill to Promote Use of Bio-Based Heating Oil Released by Assembly Panel
November 21, 2013 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(AssemblyDems.com)  Legislation Assembly Democrats Celeste Riley, John McKeon and Thomas Giblin sponsored to promote more use of bio-based heating oil was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
The Bio-based Heating Oil Act (A-3161) requires that all …

Missouri Lawmakers Block Rule Allowing E15 Gasoline
October 10, 2013 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by David A. Lieb (Associated Press/News-Leader)  … The decision by a legislative panel halts a proposed rule change by the Missouri Department of Agriculture that would have allowed stations to sell fuel containing 15 percent ethanol. …

Biofuels Center Deserves a Better Fate
September 26, 2013 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by G.K. Butterfield (The Herald Sun)  Without intervention or significant investment from non-profit organizations or the private sector, the Biofuels Center of North Carolina in Oxford is due to close for good on October 1, …

California Resolution Calls for Federal Reform of RFS
September 23, 2013 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The California legislature recently passed Assembly Joint Resolution 21, which urges federal lawmakers and the U.S. EPA to reform the renewable fuels standard (RFS), transitioning away from first-generation biofuels. …

The Right to Blend
July 30, 2013 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law last week legislation that preserves an Iowa petroleum marketer’s right to blend with Iowa manufactured ethanol and biodiesel. This, according to Dawn Carlson, president …

Funding Axed, N.C. Biofuels Center to Close
July 24, 2013 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Chris Bagley (Triangle Business Journal)  The N.C. Biofuels Center will shut down “within weeks,” a spokesman said Tuesday morning as lawmakers moved to vote on a state budget that cuts off its $2 million in …

Rhode Island Passes Statewide Bioheat Requirement
July 23, 2013 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  State’s oil heat to contain 2 percent biodiesel by 2014
The governor of Rhode Island signed landmark legislation recently that will ensure all of the state’s heating oil becomes Bioheat® by 2014.  Starting July 1, …

Oregon Senate Rejects ‘Clean Fuels’ Bill, a Top Priority for Environmental Lobby
July 8, 2013 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Yuxing Zheng (The Oregonian)    The Senate on Saturday rejected a “clean fuels” bill that was the environmental lobby’s top priority to combat global warming.

Senate Bill 488 would lift a 2015 sunset date for …

July 1st – Independence Day for Iowa Fuel Retailers
July 2, 2013 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)   July 1, 2013 has now become “Independence Day” for Iowa fuel retailers as today marks the enactment of a new Iowa law that frees Iowa retailers from some Big Oil restrictions.
“Today, …

Legislators: Global Partners Will Not Pursue Ethanol Transport by Train
July 2, 2013 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Erin Baldissari (Wicked Local Cambridge)   Facing pressure from legislators and residents, representatives from Global Partners LP said they would withdraw their proposal July 1 to ship ethanol by train through some of the region’s most densely …

If Sunset Lifts, Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program Could Bring Heavy Investments
June 25, 2013 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Spencer Richley (Clean Energy Fuels/Sustainable Business Oregon)   Time is running out for the Oregon Legislature to lift the sunset on the Clean Fuels Program, a practical program that would greatly benefit Oregon consumers’ pocketbooks …

SAFER Southern Bioeconomy Case Study Series: Biofuels Center of North Carolina
May 28, 2013 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(Southeast Agriculture & Forest Energy Resources Alliance)   “We’re the nation’s only comprehensive biofuels agency, and I say that more out of surprise than for the purpose of touting North Carolina,” said Steven Burke, President and CEO of the Biofuels Center of North …

Ethanol Backers Propose E15 Tax Breaks
May 28, 2013 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Tim Landis (State Journal-Register)  Ethanol supporters in Illinois want to trade a 20 percent sales tax break on E10 fuel sales in Illinois for a 10 percent break on E15, arguing it would mean …

Support Growing for Veto of Ethanol Bill
May 28, 2013 – 10:41 am | No Comment

(News Press)  A bio-energy company on the Treasure Coast has joined Fort Myers-based Algenol Inc. in calling for Gov. Rick Scott to veto a measure that would repeal the state law requiring most gasoline sold …

Iowa Takes Aggressive Step to Tear Down Big Oil’s Bogus Blend Wall
May 27, 2013 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Passage of Retailer “Bill of Rights” Shows Commitment to Local Retailers and Consumer Fuel Choice
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today applauded the Iowa Legislature’s passage of H.F. 640 as a big …

New Database Tracks Energy Legislation
May 9, 2013 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) has launched an Advanced Energy Legislation (AEL) Tracker, a database tracking energy-related state legislation pending in all 50 states. Types of energy include solar, …

Douglas Durante: Florida’s Ethanol Program Needs to Stay the Course
May 8, 2013 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

(Tallahassee.com)  Having spent some time on the ground in Tallahassee and talking with several legislators over the past few years, it is clear the ethanol program the state has developed is not understood and certainly …

Letter to the Editor — Response to Palm Beach Post Ethanol Editorial
May 7, 2013 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, penned the following letter in response to a recent Palm Beach Post ethanol editorial.
Some say “where there is smoke, there is …

Brandt: Order Higher Blends of Biodiesel, Ethanol for Use on the Farm
May 7, 2013 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Janet Kubat Willette (Post Bulletin)  It all started last fall when Dan Brandt called his fuel supplier to see if he could get a higher blend of biodiesel delivered in the spring.
His supplier told him …

Oil $$, No Ethanol. Coincidence? I Think Not.
May 3, 2013 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)
Last week the biofuel industry took a hit when Florida voted to repeal its Renewable Fuel Standard, HB4001, that required fuel retailers to blend ethanol into their gasoline. The charge against ethanol was led …