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Ethanol’s Prime Spot in the E&C Chairman’s Race
November 7, 2016 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Mark Drajem & Ari Natter and James Rowley (Bloomberg)  … Similar to Hillary Clinton’s dilemma on pipelines, a Trump administration could be caught between competing interests on approval for renewable projects or transmission lines on …

McGinty’s Agency Subsidized the Ethanol Company which then Hired Her
November 5, 2016 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Timothy P. Carney (Washington Examiner)  Katie McGinty, the Democrats’ nominee for Senate in Pennsylvania, cashed out of state government and into the subsidized renewable-energy companies whose agenda she had pushed when in office. That …

Grassley Ad Highlights Cellulosic Ethanol Efforts
November 2, 2016 – 9:31 pm | No Comment

by Jenny Hopkinson (Politico’s Morning Ag)   A new television advertisement from Sen. Chuck Grassley’s campaign focuses on his success in advancing legislation that promotes the use of cellulosic ethanol-based energy, encouraging “a new fuel made from …

Judge and Grassley Face off in Iowa U.S. Senate Debate
October 21, 2016 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by  Shelby Shepherd  (KWQC)  An hour before Trump and Clinton battled it out in Las Vegas, Iowa’s U.S. senate candidates battled it out in the western part the state they are fighting for.  Republican Sen. …

With Hometown’s Cornfields in Mind, Shimkus Supports Renewable Fuel Standard Reform
October 18, 2016 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by Ruth de Jauregui (Metro East Sun)  Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) recently expressed his readiness to lead the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on which he is the senior member, in pushing for Renewable Fuel Standard …

Letters: A Fortune in Biofuels Being Left on the Table
October 12, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by LeRoy Deichman (Herald-Whig)  Existing intellectual property and current production practices hold the promise to enable Missouri’s 5th District to produce enough biofuels to displace all of the gasoline currently purchased by our residents and all …

Ethanol Becomes Issue in Senate Race
October 6, 2016 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  On Wednesday Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) toured the Noble Americas South Bend Ethanol Plant, highlighting Evan Bayh’s strong support for Indiana’s corn and ethanol industries …

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Visits Lamberton Area Solar Community Garden Near Ethanol Site
September 23, 2016 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Erik Posz (Redwood Falls Gazette)   Thoroughly impressed.   That was the feeling United States Senator Amy Klobuchar left with after a visit Friday morning to the Redwood Electric Cooperative (REC) Community Solar Array located adjacent …

Pat Toomey, Katie McGinty Joust over Corporations
September 15, 2016 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

by Marc Levy (Associated Press/The Morning Call)  Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and his Democratic challenger Katie McGinty tangled Monday over the use of corn ethanol in motor fuel and post-recession bank regulations as they …

Emmer Voices Support for Minnesota’s Ethanol Industry
September 9, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., recently met up with the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association to learn more about Minnesota’s ethanol industry and show his support for clean homegrown renewable biofuels.
“Minnesota and America’s …

Letter: Sen. Grassley Works Hard for Clean Energy
September 2, 2016 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by James Dozier (The Gazette/Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions)  Sen. Chuck Grassley has displayed a consistent record of leadership when it comes to bringing jobs and clean energy to Iowa and helping to bolster the farm …

August Is the Time to Reach Out and Meet Your Member of Congress
August 8, 2016 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  Members of Congress just returned to their home states and districts for the August recess to meet with constituents and campaign for the upcoming elections. You can be …

Report: Clinton Talking about RFS Alternative
August 4, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Ed Tibbetts (Quad City Times)  A new report saying that Hillary Clinton’s campaign has talked with California officials about how the Renewable Fuel Standard might be revamped is drawing criticism from a top Republican …

Sanders’s Next Challenge: Where Will He Take His Revolution?
June 27, 2016 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by David Weigel and John Wagner (The Washington Post)  … Sanders’s role is under discussion, but he has said a more immediate priority is trying to find common ground on the issues he championed during the …

RFS Supporters Say Biofuel Is ‘Nuanced’ Issue
June 16, 2016 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today) … What happens in 2022 is that Congress stops setting annual levels of renewable fuel usage, but the actual law does not expire. It would take an act of Congress …

Republican Biofuel Advocate Detours to Run for Congress
June 10, 2016 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Tiffany Stecker (E&E Publishing)  …  (Denise) Gitsham, 39, is running for Congress against a strong backer of advanced biofuels, Rep. Scott Peters (D), in California’s 52nd District. She narrowly made second place in California’s primary Tuesday …

Hogg Touts Biofuels
May 19, 2016 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Joe Sutter  (The Messenger)  Education spending, environmental concerns are a focus for senate candidate  —  State Sen. Rob Hogg touted his support for renewables and biofuels while at the Iowa Central Community College fuel …

Republicans Need to Embrace Renewables — on Their Terms
May 13, 2016 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Mark R. Maddox (American Action Forum/Livingston Group/The Hill)  … There is heartburn over subsidies, including concerns about federal dollars being used to support a largely private-sector enterprise that the majority of states have mandated. As well, …

Lawmakers Seek Ethanol Cap: House Bill Would Codify Ethanol Blend Wall
May 11, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  The ethanol industry has hit the blend wall where total production exceeds the available E10 market, and a small group of federal lawmakers wants to keep it that …

There’s One Group Not Ready to Ditch the Donald: Ethanol Producers
May 10, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Mark Drajem (Bloomberg)  Bob Dinneen, president of the Renewable Fuels Association, says he’s confident that the next president — whether Donald Trump, or Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton — would be fine for the biofuel industry. …

THE REGULARS: Clean Energy Incentives Produce Spectrum of Benefits for Iowa
May 4, 2016 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Katie Colling (Sioux City Journal)  … So my question is, why should non-farming Iowans care about RFS or any of the tax incentives for production of alternative energy forms? … Iowa now has 41 corn ethanol plants …

Inaction in Congress Helping Ethanol Right Now
May 4, 2016 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … Ethanol also remains stuck in a battle with EPA over vapor pressure with 15% ethanol over the summer months. 10% ethanol, E10, has such a waiver so it …

Tenacity Required to Secure Advanced Biofuels Future
May 4, 2016 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  Once again, we enter spring awaiting the U.S. EPA’s proposal for the renewable volumes obligations (RVO) for the next year. After six years in this cycle, we know …

Election Impacts on the US Biofuels Markets
April 4, 2016 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

(Stratas Advisors)  The 2016 elections have raised clouds of questions for many involved in the US biofuels markets. The conflicting and inflated rhetoric surrounding biofuels and climate policy gives the impression that drastic change is …

In U.S., 73% Now Prioritize Alternative Energy Over Oil, Gas
March 25, 2016 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by Zac Auter  (Gallup)  Seventy-three percent of Americans say they prefer emphasizing alternative energy, rather than gas and oil production, as the solution to the nation’s energy problems. This marks the highest percentage of Americans …

Ethanol Fuels a Primary Challenge in Iowa to Cruz-backer Steve King
March 22, 2016 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

by Timothy P. Carney (Washington Examiner)  Rick Bertrand, a state senator from Sioux City, Iowa, has announced a primary challenge against GOP Rep. Steve King. What did King do to earn the challenge? In the …

King Supports Cruz And RFS
March 14, 2016 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

(  Congressman Steve King has endorsed Texas Senator Ted Cruz for the GOP Presidential nomination, causing many to ask Iowa’s fourth-district representative about his commitment to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). … Cruz’ plan is to …

Republican Jay Faison Launches Super PAC to Boost Clean-Energy Candidates
March 3, 2016 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Ballhaus (The Wall Street Journal)  Republican millionaire Jay Faison is pushing his party to embrace clean energy, saying conservatives don’t need to be on the defensive on climate issues.
The North Carolina businessman this …

American Energy Alliance Launches Six-Figure Ad Buy against Toomey-Feinstein
January 29, 2016 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the American Energy Alliance launched a six-figure advocacy initiative urging Congress to reject efforts that fall short of fully repealing the Renewable Fuel Standard. Amid speculation that the Toomey-Feinstein …

Cruz Victory in Iowa Threatens Ethanol’s Power
January 28, 2016 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Alex Guillen and Jenny Hopkinson (Politico) … Already, the Republican Texas senator has defied the caucus’ usual political gravity by flying high in the polls in Iowa, despite his years of efforts to kill a …

Iowa Congressional Delegation Unanimously Calls for Strong Up-Tick in 2017 Renewable Fuel Volumes
January 25, 2016 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   In Iowa, in a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the entire Iowa Congressional delegation urged the agency to set the next round of Renewable Fuel Standard volume levels in …

How Much Do Iowans Care about Ethanol?
January 25, 2016 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by James Q. Lynch (The Gazette)  Not as much as they used to, poll suggests, but results open to debate  —  A free-market think tank has made a seven-figure ad buy to alert caucus goers of …

Iowa Governor Calls for Anti-Cruz Vote on Ethanol Issue
January 20, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by David Pitt (Associated Press) Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz received an anti-endorsement from the governor of Iowa, Tuesday, host of the country’s lead-off presidential caucus, on account of his failure to support renewable fuels like …

King Vows to Protect Renewable Fuels Standards
January 19, 2016 – 8:28 pm | No Comment

(KIOW)  There has been a lot of discussion among political candidates regarding the production of ethanol fuels. Some candidates are against the idea while still others have proposed a plan to phase renewable fuel standards …

SDFU Delegates Vote to Take Pro-E30 Challenge
December 11, 2015 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek)  The South Dakota Farmers Union celebrated its 100th annual meeting by taking another step forward in history by unanimously passing a resolution that dedicates its members to use a 30 percent …

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 …

Renewable Fuel Proponents Speaking up as EPA Decision Draws Near
November 18, 2015 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

(Ohio’s Country Journal)  National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling has urged President Obama to reverse the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed cuts in the Renewable Fuel Standard’s volume obligation and adhere to the statute …

Strong RFS Support Offers Low-Risk Opportunity for Democrats to Connect with Voters They Need to Retake Majority
November 9, 2015 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Fitzpatrick (Third Way)  Although relatively obscure by Washington standards, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) carries a unique level of importance and visibility in many rural states. The fact that the RFS invariably becomes …

Will the Renewable Fuel Standard Impact the 2016 Elections?
November 9, 2015 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan H Harsch (Agri-Pulse)  The escalating battle over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) added another front Thursday. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson warned President Obama that lowering the RFS volume requirements could result in …

Many Conservative Republicans Believe Climate Change Is a Real Threat
September 29, 2015 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Coral Davenport (The New York Times)  A majority of Republicans — including 54 percent of self-described conservative Republicans — believe the world’s climate is changing and that mankind plays some role in the change, …

Reps. Keith Ripp and Andy Jorgensen: Weakening Renewable Fuel Standard Would Hurt Rural Wisconsin
August 19, 2015 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

by Reps. Keith Ripp and Andy Jorgensen (Wisconsin State Journal)  … We are proud to support the Renewable Fuel Standard despite the fact that the two of us hail from different political parties.
And we are not the …

Local Senate, House Campaigns’ Statements on Renewable Fuel Standard and Related Advanced Biofuels Issues
August 4, 2015 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

To make it easier to find opinions about the Renewable Fuel Standard articulated by candidates for the US House of Represenatives and Senate, Advanced Biofuels USA will be listing articles and links on this page, …