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#Ethanol Groups Support Trump’s Election

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Donald Trump has been elected as 45th President of the United States. In response to the  news, several ethanol groups, on behalf of the industry, are

November 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump’s Victory Shatters Energy Landscape

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  …  Biofuels: Trump said in Iowa in January that he wants ethanol volumes set under the Renewable Fuel Standard restored to statutory levels, but he

November 9, 2016 Read Full Article

US Elections: Who Wins, Who Loses – What Trump’s Victory Means for the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digests)  In Washington, Donald Trump captured the US Presidency in an upset victory that confounded pollsters and political pundits even as it delighted supporters of his

November 9, 2016 1 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol’s Prime Spot in the E&C Chairman’s Race

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

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Get Ready for Divided Government, Again

by Douglas L. Faulkner (The Cleantech Conservative/Biofuels Digest)  … America is divided in so many ways: by ideology, class, gender, education and race, and even by geography. There is a political

November 6, 2016 Read Full Article

A Trump Presidency Could Mean 3.4 Billion Tons More U.S. Carbon Emissions than a Clinton One

(Lux Research)  The U.S. energy landscape is poised for a transformation under either president, but Trump’s policies would leave emissions 16% higher after two terms than Clinton’s, Lux Research says –

November 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Farmers Could Help Trump Win This Make-or-Break State

by Tom Philpott (Mother Jones)  Cue the pandering to King Corn. —  …  And while winning Iowa is far from enough to push Trump to national victory, he absolutely needs

November 4, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuels Finance Conference Meets in Minneapolis

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) … The lame duck Congress offers the next best chance for some movement on one issue important to the ethanol industry, said Brian Jennings, executive

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Emails: Clinton Team Mulled Repeal of EPA’s Ethanol Program

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  Hillary Clinton’s campaign mulled supporting the elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuels program before a campaign tour through the corn state of Iowa

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Lessons from Podesta’s Inbox

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  … Comb through the tens of thousands of messages from John Podesta’s hacked inbox long enough, and you can find a veritable roadmap to the

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

WikiLeaks Emails Show How Clinton’s Campaign Chief Once Opened Doors for Energy Firm

by Kevin G. Hall (McClatchyDC)  Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief once opened doors at home and abroad for an alternative energy firm whose investors include a Vladimir Putin-supported Russian company. These

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Clinton Camp Worried Carbon Tax Would Be ‘Lethal’

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager feared that endorsing a carbon tax would be “lethal” to her campaign.  Hacked emails released Thursday by WikiLeaks belonging to John

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

How Do the Presidential Candidates Stack up on Farm and Rural Policy Issues?

by Sara Wyant (Farm Forum)  As some of you know, Agri-Pulse made a significant commitment to track the presidential candidates, starting in 2015. We followed each one during the primaries,

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Biogenic CO2 Coalition Launches Grassroots Outreach: Urges EPA to Remove its Regulatory Roadblock to Development of the Bioeconomy

(Biogenic CO2 Coalition)  Today (October 6, 2016), a coalition of major agricultural groups launched a grassroots campaign to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to remove its regulatory roadblock to development

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Hillary Clinton Said America Is Energy Independent. It Is Not

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC)  Hillary Clinton said during the second presidential debate on Sunday that the United States has achieved energy independence, but the country still imports millions of barrels a

October 11, 2016 Read Full Article

What a Donald Trump EPA Will Look Like with Climate Change Skeptic Myron Ebell at the Helm

by Paul Raeburn (Newsweek)  … (Myron) Ebell, the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a prominent climate-change skeptic, was chosen at the end

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Clinton’s Plan to Reduce US Oil Consumption Likely Won’t Work

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC)  … Clinton says she would extend standards for vehicle fuel efficiency, methane emissions, building codes and appliance standards that President Barack Obama implemented or supported, according to

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Backs off Plan to Eliminate EPA

by Kyle Feldscher (The Washington Examiner)  Donald Trump appeared to back off his proposal to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency as president, instead promising to “refocus” the agency on a

September 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Poet CEO Says Clinton, Trump Know Importance of Ethanol

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The head of ethanol giant Poet is optimistic presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton back renewable fuels despite recent developments that have left some in the industry

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blog: Science Improves on Land-Use Change, Biodiesel

by Todd Neeley (DTN-The Progressive Farmer)  Purdue University agriculture economics professor Wally Tyner isn’t exactly ready to discount the theory of indirect land use change, or ILUC, that has been

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Biofuel Proposals Echo Those of Backer Icahn

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to weigh into a debate over a controversial U.S. biofuels program with a proposal that would back the

September 17, 2016 Read Full Article

When It Comes to Science, Trump and Clinton Have Common Ground — But Not Much

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post) Earlier this summer, the folks behind ScienceDebate.org sent the presidential candidates a list of 20 questions that likely won’t garner much airtime in the televised debates this fall. They

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Commentary: Are Presidential Hopefuls Ignoring Real Issues of Renewable Fuels?

by Jacqueline Campos (Fuel Fix/Opportune)  … When it comes to this year’s election, renewable fuels continue to be well-supported, but policy mandating the use of those renewable fuels in gasoline remains to

September 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Focuses on Farmers

by Eddie Scott (TheVillagesSuntimes)  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the second annual Roast and Ride at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. — … Trump promised to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Jill Stein Calls for ‘Green New Deal’ to Address Climate Change

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  … Climate change, she (Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein) said during a National Press Club event on Tuesday, is an “emergency expounded by racial disparities. …

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Iowa Teen Promotes Ethanol at DNC, RNC

by Kathie Obradovich (Des Moines Register)  It’s hard to beat this as a summer job for a Des Moines teenager: Two weeks at the Republican and Democratic national conventions as part of

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Libertarian Gary Johnson on 2016: ‘This is the demise of the Republican Party’

by John Harwood (CNBC)  …  JOHNSON: I do think that climate change is occurring, that it is man-caused. One of the proposals that I think is a very libertarian proposal, and

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Hillary Clinton Picks TPP and Fracking Advocate To Set Up Her White House

by Zaid Jilani and Naomi LaChance (The Intercept)  Two big issues dogged Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary: the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP) and fracking. She had a long history of

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Announces Farm and Rural Advisory Team

by  Sara Wyant and Philip Brasher (Agri-Pulse)  Donald Trump’s campaign has set up a geographically diverse team of agricultural leaders that includes congressmen, governors, state agriculture commissioners, trade association leaders

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

RINferno

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Let me see if we got this right. Donald Trump loves the Renewable Fuel Standard  —   Carl Icahn loves Donald Trump   —   Therefore, Carl Icahn hates

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

API Ads Target RFS: RFS Reform, Repeal Efforts Continue

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … Yet Trump gave an economic speech Monday in Detroit in which he touted boosting domestic oil and gas production and made no references

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Should Push Biofuels on Corn Belt Swing, Santorum Says

by Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg)  Republican nominee Trump backs U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard; Tactic would exploit a Clinton weakness, Rick Santorum says  —  Donald Trump’s campaign swing through the Corn Belt

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Report: Clinton Talking about RFS Alternative

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

August 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Recharge Wrap-up: Pikes Peak Tesla Abandoned at Supercharger, Gen. Wesley Clark Champions Ethanol

by John Beltz Snyder (AutoBlog) …  General Wesley Clark argued in support of ethanol at the Democratic National Convention. While some gas stations advertise the fact that their product contains no

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Voters Question Trump-Pence Stance on Ag, #Biofuels

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Is the Trump-Pence Republican ticket good for agriculture, energy?” During his campaigning Trump has been supporter of biofuels and has

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Hillary Clinton’s Climate and Energy Policies, Explained

by David Roberts (Vox)  … I’m going to break this down as a series of numbered lists — not one, not two, but five lists of three: The three key facts the

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Democrats Strike ‘All-of-the-Above’ Energy Policy from Platform

by Valerie Richardson (The Washington Times)  Say good-bye to the Democratic Party’s long-standing support for “all-of-the-above” energy, and hello to “some of the above.” The party’s “all-of-the-above” energy commitment was

July 26, 2016 Read Full Article

GOP Platform, Which Calls Coal ‘Clean’, Would Reverse Decades of U.S. Energy and Climate Policy

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  The Republican Party platform adopted Monday night would bring a total about-face on U.S. energy and climate policy, declaring that the priority placed on

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Grassley Says Vilsack’s Better for Ag Agenda as Secretary, not VP

by Amy Mayer  (Iowa Public Radio)  U.S. Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack may be on Hillary Clinton’s short-list for a vice presidential running mate. Several national media

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

GOP Platform Proposes Turning EPA into a Commission

by Eric Wolff, et al. (Politico Morning Energy)  … The Republican Platform 2016 offers a fresh plan for an old GOP target: it calls for converting the EPA into a bipartisan

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump VP Pick Draws Rave Reviews from Agriculture

by Spencer Chase (Agri Pulse)  … On the Renewable Fuel Standard, a policy that Trump supports, Pence voted in favor of the original 2005 legislation that created the program, but voted against the 2007 bill

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Keep It in the Ground or America First?

(Diesel Technology Forum) … One of the great benefits of the diesel platform is its capability to run on higher blends of high quality biofuels including renewable diesel fuel and biodiesel

July 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Sanders’s Next Challenge: Where Will He Take His Revolution?

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

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

The Annual Battle for Renewables

by Bob Dinneen (The Hill)  … It’s worth recalling why a bipartisan coalition of policymakers, including President George W. Bush, worked together in 2007 to expand the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS),

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

RFS Supporters Say Biofuel Is ‘Nuanced’ Issue

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

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Eric Branstad to Lead Trump’s Presidential Campaign in Iowa

by Jason Noble (Des Moines Register)  Eric Branstad, the son of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and an advocate for Iowa’s renewable fuels industry, will serve as the Iowa state director

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

You’re Not the Boss of Me

by Ron Lamberty (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … To oversimplify, ethanol’s opponents have gained support by defining ethanol as a fuel people are being forced to use. It is

June 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Has Shifting to Renewable Energy Become ‘Irreversible’?

by Jonathan H Harsch (Agri-Pulse)  … At the heart of the battle is whether it makes sense to transition from fossil fuels to renewables like biofuels, wind, and solar energy. At issue

June 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Blasts EPA ‘Hogwash’

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  The ethanol industry will lay into the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for proposing a 2017 renewable fuel standard that it says is based on

June 9, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

GOP to Rule Out Carbon Tax

by Timothy Cama (The Hill) House Republicans this week will vote to condemn taxes on carbon dioxide emissions, slamming the door on an idea that some members of their party have

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Applauds Trump’s Pro-RFS Statements

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth Energy has spoken out to applaud a statement made by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in support of the renewable fuel standard

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Donald Trump Just Made an Extremely Important Promise. It’s One of His Worst Yet.

by Greg Sargent (The Washington Post)  Believe it or not, Donald Trump has now made a very important policy statement. Introducing what he billed as an “energy plan,” Trump promised to

May 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump’s Right to Support Ethanol Mandates

by Kevin Skunes (Grand Forks Herald)  … Thankfully, there’s one vital energy policy that both Trump and his opponent, Hillary Clinton, have promised to support: the Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

What Kevin Cramer Is Telling Trump about Making American Energy Great Again

by Mark Drajem (Bloomberg)  Say what you will about the EPA, but it doesn’t take the easy way out.  EPA issued its proposal for the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard yesterday, surprisingly early

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Hillary Clinton’s Climate and Energy Policies, Explained

by David Roberts (Vox.com)  Media coverage of the Democratic primary has not shed much light on Hillary Clinton’s proposals for climate change and clean energy policy.  But oh, she has

May 10, 2016 Read Full Article

There’s One Group Not Ready to Ditch the Donald: Ethanol Producers

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

May 10, 2016 Read Full Article

THE REGULARS: Clean Energy Incentives Produce Spectrum of Benefits for Iowa

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

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Inaction in Congress Helping Ethanol Right Now

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

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Tenacity Required to Secure Advanced Biofuels Future

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

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Cruz Drops Out of US Presidential Race; Last Anti-Biofuels Candidate Toppled

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Indiana, the last anti-biofuels candidate for the US Presidency in 2016 exited the field, when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced that he was ending

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Half of U.S. Conservatives Say Climate Change Is Real

by Eric Roston (Bloomberg)  Trump and Cruz reject global warming, while more Republicans see it as a threat.  —  The

May 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Sanders and Clinton Back Bioenergy, but Activists Say It’s the Wrong Alternative

by Josh Schlossberg (Truthout)   Climate change is a pillar of the presidential campaigns of both Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

The Problem With Hillary Clinton Isn’t Just Her Corporate Cash. It’s Her Corporate Worldview.

by Naomi Klein (The Nation) Clinton is uniquely unsuited to the epic task of confronting the fossil-fuel companies that profit from

April 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Seismic Report Links Earthquakes to Fracking

by Adam Klasfeld (Courthouse News Service)  Officially linking a controversial natural gas-drilling method to earthquakes for the first time, the

April 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Ted Cruz on Energy and Climate: Free Market Directions

by Robert Bradley Jr. (Master Resource)  … 1) Do you support ending all energy subsidies, including cleaning up the tax code

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Election Impacts on the US Biofuels Markets

(Stratas Advisors)  The 2016 elections have raised clouds of questions for many involved in the US biofuels markets. The conflicting

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry

by Bill McKibben (The Nation) Our leaders thought fracking would save our climate. They were wrong. Very wrong.   …   Meet

March 28, 2016 Read Full Article

In U.S., 73% Now Prioritize Alternative Energy Over Oil, Gas

by Zac Auter  (Gallup)  Seventy-three percent of Americans say they prefer emphasizing alternative energy, rather than gas and oil production,

March 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fuels a Primary Challenge in Iowa to Cruz-backer Steve King

by Timothy P. Carney (Washington Examiner)  Rick Bertrand, a state senator from Sioux City, Iowa, has announced a primary challenge

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Where The Remaining Presidential Candidates Stand On Energy

by Brigham A. McCown (Forbes)  … Based upon a review of her (Hillary Clinton’s) campaign website, The following are expressions of her

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

King Supports Cruz And RFS

(1380KCIM.com)  Congressman Steve King has endorsed Texas Senator Ted Cruz for the GOP Presidential nomination, causing many to ask Iowa’s

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

The Miami Republican Debate: Trump vs. Cruz on Ethanol

(FactCheck) … Cruz said he bravely opposed ethanol mandates in Iowa where they are popular with corn growers, but Trump accused

March 14, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Include Climate Change in the Debates

by Helen Mountford (New Climate Economy/Miami Herald) Letter to Editor:  None of the 16 presidential debates so far have taken

March 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Farmers Try to Make Sense of Presidential Race

by Chris Clayton (DTN/Progressive Farmer/KTIC Radio)  …  Kelly Nieuwenhuis, a farmer from Primghar, Iowa, said his take on the election

March 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Republican Jay Faison Launches Super PAC to Boost Clean-Energy Candidates

by Rebecca Ballhaus (The Wall Street Journal)  Republican millionaire Jay Faison is pushing his party to embrace clean energy, saying

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Using Data to Project Future Results: What Do Super Tuesday Primary Numbers Say About the General Election?

by Robert Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Editors Note: We usually don’t write about election results, but today’s mainstream media coverage

March 2, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Presidential Candidates Give Voters Big Choices on Energy Plans

by Natalie Jacewicz (Scientific American)  From Trump to Sanders, the 2016 White House hopefuls emphasize different strategies, from wind power

February 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Fact Checking the 10th GOP Debate

by Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee (The Washington Post)  “What I said is that ethanol [mandate] will phase out;

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Op-Ed: South Carolina Boats, Presidential Candidates and Ethanol Blended Fuels

(BOAT-US) … E0 (zero-ethanol) gasoline, which is sold at marinas and gas stations, is in effect being pushed out of boat

February 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Let’s Not Leave the Discussion in Iowa

by Dave VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM/Urban Air Initiative)  … Regardless of where candidates stood on ethanol, having this first step on

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

6 Things Bernie Sanders Would Do to Crack Down on Fracking, Even if Congress Doesn’t Go Along

by Ben Adler (Grist)  … Instead of embracing gas as a supposedly cleaner “bridge fuel,” Sanders wants to go straight to

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Con: As Climate Change Disasters Loom, It’s No Time to Discard Obama’s Environmental Legacy

by Wayne Madsen (GazetteXtra)  EDITOR’S NOTE: The writer is addressing the question, “Should the U.S. scrap ethanol mandates and use

February 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Flint? Why Dieselgate? Why Was the EPA Prevented From Acting?

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Of all the grandstanding by politicians over the Flint, Michigan, drinking water disaster

February 9, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Supporters Push Back against ‘False Narrative’

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  Ethanol supporters are pushing back against what they say is a “false narrative” regarding

February 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Here’s Where the 2016 Republican Field Stands on Climate Change

by Anthony Adragna (Bloomberg BNA)  … Businessman Donald Trump: The Republican front-runner has disputed the notion that human activity significantly contributes to

February 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Cruz’s Iowa Victory Could Be Big Blow to Big Corn

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)   Feb 1 U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s victory on Monday in corn-rich Iowa could represent

February 2, 2016 Read Full Article

In the Ethanol Wars, Both Sides Are Wrong

by C. Boyden Gray (Des Moines Register)  The Iowa primary has put into play one of the more obscure issues

February 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Ted Cruz: I Support an All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy; Remove the Ethanol Blend Wall

(NBC News Meet the Press)  … CHUCK TODD: Let’s talk about two issues here that seem to be potentially tripping you up

February 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Misinformation Clutters 2016 Campaign Coverage

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  … But the media play of ethanol has been inaccurate at times, for example when they

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Every Presidential Candidate’s Position on Ethanol

by Ben Potter  (Ag Web)  Agriculture has not provided many hot-button issues for the candidates of the 2016 presidential election

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Cruz Victory in Iowa Threatens Ethanol’s Power

by Alex Guillen and Jenny Hopkinson (Politico) … Already, the Republican Texas senator has defied the caucus’ usual political gravity by

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump, Cruz, Clinton, Carson, Paul, Christie and the Ethanol Boondoggle

by  John Stossel (Fox News)    …  They support ethanol because Iowa is the first state to vote on presidential

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Mandate Hurts Iowa Corn Farmers

by Thomas Pyle (The Hill/ American Energy Alliance)  … Fortunately for the corn industry, “advanced” biofuels have failed to take off as

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Speaks In Support Of Renewable Fuels

(CBC Online) Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton is on the campaign trail and she’ll be making a stop in Carroll prior

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Trade Latest Hot Ag Topics for Presidential Candidates

(NorthernAg.Net)  The Montana Farm Bureau is closely following the “Rural Route to the White House,” U.S. presidential election coverage produced

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

How Much Do Iowans Care about Ethanol?

by James Q. Lynch (The Gazette)  Not as much as they used to, poll suggests, but results open to debate  —

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA Issues One-Pager to Correct Anti-Ethanol Rhetoric on the Presidential Campaign Trail

(Renewable Fuel Association)  In response to the anti-ethanol rhetoric that has been dominating the presidential campaign in the run-up to

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Horowitz: Ethanol is the Anchor Baby of our Economic System

by Daniel Horowitz (Conservative Review)  … In the same respect, we can say the ethanol mandate is the anchor baby of

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Iowa Governor Calls for Anti-Cruz Vote on Ethanol Issue

by David Pitt (Associated Press) Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz received an anti-endorsement from the governor of Iowa, Tuesday, host of

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

King Vows to Protect Renewable Fuels Standards

(KIOW)  There has been a lot of discussion among political candidates regarding the production of ethanol fuels. Some candidates are

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuel Industry’s United Stand

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The biofuel industry continues to maintain its united front on encouraging legislative support for the Renewable Fuel

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Aircraft Operators Rack up over $1 Million in UK Penalties for Non-Compliance with EU ETS

(GreenAir Online) Following the civil penalties handed out to five aircraft operators last June (see article), a further 18 operators of

January 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol, RFS Are Points of Contention in Ag States

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)  A pair of volunteers holds up a sign near a rally for Republican presidential candidate

January 15, 2016 Read Full Article

The Candidates and Media Are Getting the Iowa Ethanol Debate All Wrong

by Michelle Ye Hee Lee (Washington Post Fact Checker)  … The Fact Checker will explore an important distinction in the rhetoric over

January 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Anti-Cruz Campaign Could Backfire on Ethanol, Backer Says

by Philip Brasher (Agri-Pulse)  The ethanol industry risks losing its long-standing political clout in presidential elections if Texas Sen. Ted

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

CORRECTED: Cruz Still Favors Slashing Ethanol Mandate Every Year for Five Years

by Timothy P. Carney (Washington Examiner)  With some hasty blogging — and exacerbated by an Iowan’s mistaken assertion about the

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Rubio: ‘Let’s Be No. 1’ in Renewable Energy

by Kyle Feldscher (The Washington Examiner)  Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told a crowd of voters in New Hampshire Tuesday

January 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard Just Makes Sense

by Erin Torkelson (Des Moines Register, Letter to the Editor)  Question: What bipartisan, commonsense law enacted in 2005 under President George

January 12, 2016 Read Full Article

ARF Releases Candidate Report Card on RFS Support

(America’s Renewable Future/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  America’s Renewable Future recently released its final candidate report card. The report card places each

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Bill Aims for Long-Term Extension of Renewable Energy Tax Credits

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In mid-December, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is seeking the democratic presidential nomination, introduced

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Reacts to API Criticism of RFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen has spoken out to reject (American

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump’s Trump Card in Iowa?

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  Donald Trump is an unabashed backer of federal support for ethanol, a popular issue in Iowa

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

‘When Ethanol Attacks,’ Starring Ted Cruz

by David Weigel (The Washington Post) (Wednesday, January 6, 2016) 11:45 a.m. … “Because of this EPA wall, the market is currently

January 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Group Picks Its Winners, Losers in Presidential Race

(Farm Futures)  America’s Renewable Future released its final U.S. Presidential candidate report card last week, declaring “good” and “bad” category

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Bernie Sanders Unveils Forceful Climate Change Plan, And He’s Going After Big Oil

by Laura Barron-Lopez (The Huffington Post)  He even wants to bar fossil fuel lobbyists from working in the White House.

December 31, 2015 Read Full Article

After Paris Accord, Most U.S. Republicans Back Action on Climate

by Megan Cassella (Reuters)  A majority of U.S. Republicans who had heard of the international climate deal in Paris said

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Carson Decries Ethanol Subsidies, Rubio Focuses on Manufacturing

(RadioIowa)  Republican candidate Ben Carson says he’d like to see all subsidies for the biofuels industry done away with if

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Iowa Voters Have Given up on Ethanol; Presidential Candidates Are Following Suit

by Evan Halper (Los Angeles Times)  … Now that fuel, corn-based ethanol, finds itself threatened with a defection that was

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Cruz Out of Sync on Ethanol with Likely Republican Caucus-Goers in Iowa Poll

by John McCormick (Bloomberg Politics)  The poll also shows the parochial nature—and potential for hypocrisy—surrounding federal assistance programs  —  Ted

December 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Presidential Hopeful Would Eliminate Ethanol Subsidies

by James Q. Lynch (The Gazette/AgriView)  Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is defending his energy plan that would terminate federal support

December 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Eric Branstad: Cruz Oil Stains

by Douglas Burns (Des Moines CityView)  Governor’s son rips leading GOP presidential candidate over renewable energy  —  Eric Branstad, leader

December 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Fiorina Wants to Earn ‘A’ on Ethanol

by Douglas Burns (Daily Times Herald)  Republican presidential candidate tours Coon Rapids POET plant — … America’s Renewable Future, a highly

December 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Candidates Are Skipping Traditionally Mighty Farm Issues in Iowa

by Scott Canon (Kansas City Star)  … The discussion of ethanol policy puts conservatives in an awkward spot —  …Yet even

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Bernie Sanders Unveils Climate Plan

by Alex Seitz-Wald (NBC News)  Democratic presidential Bernie Sanders rolled out an expansive climate plan Monday that aims to cut

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Group Hits Cruz in Iowa

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  An Iowa-based ethanol group is running advertisements against Sen. Ted Cruz, just as the GOP

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Jeb Bush Responds to New Ethanol Mandate

by Jason Nobel (Des Moines Register)  Jeb Bush faulted the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to provide “clarity” with the

December 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Sanders: ‘To Hell with the Fossil Fuel Industry’

by Mark Hensch (The Hill)  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called for Republicans to abandon the corrupting influence of

December 1, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Want US to Join International Climate Pact

by  Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Two-thirds of Americans want the United States to join an international agreement to fight climate

December 1, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Rubio Commits to Supporting RFS through 2022

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, Sen. Marco Rubio speaking about the Renewable Fuel Standard in Council Bluffs Iowa,

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

AP Fact Check: Most GOP Candidates Flunk Climate Science

by Seth Borenstein (Associated Press)  When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Rubio’s Sugar Support Draws Corn, Soybean Questions

by Mackenzie Ryan (Des Moines Register)  …  After Republican rival Ted Cruz took aim at sugar subsidies during last week’s GOP debate, Iowa

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Loses Its Few Friends

by Marita Noon (Breitbart)  Early in his campaign, now top-tier Republican presidential candidate, Ben Carson, supported ethanol—a position for which I

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Donald Trump in Iowa: I Love Ethanol

(Breitbart)  Billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump met with leaders of POET, an ethanol company here in Iowa, and some of

November 13, 2015 Read Full Article

ARF Releases Candidate Midterm Report Card

(America’s Renewable Future)  Today, America’s Renewable Future (ARF) released a midterm report card placing 2016 presidential candidates into three categories—good,

November 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Strong RFS Support Offers Low-Risk Opportunity for Democrats to Connect with Voters They Need to Retake Majority

by Ryan Fitzpatrick (Third Way)  Although relatively obscure by Washington standards, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) carries a unique level

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Will the Renewable Fuel Standard Impact the 2016 Elections?

by Jonathan H Harsch (Agri-Pulse)  The escalating battle over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) added another front Thursday. National Farmers Union

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

New CRS Report: How Corn Ethanol Mandates Have Hurt Ohio’s Environment and Economy

(Center for Regulatory Solutions)  Washington-imposed mandates that have forced increasing volumes of corn ethanol to be added to Ohio’s and

November 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Santorum Loves up Ethanol at Galva Stop

(The Storm Lake Times)  …  Presidential candidate Rick Santorum, R-Pa., endorsed stronger ethanol investment during visit Friday to the Quad

November 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Democratic Presidential Contenders Join Calls To Investigate Exxon

by Daniel Marans (Huffington Post)  Two Democratic presidential candidates indicated on Friday (October 16, 2015) they support an investigation of

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Carson Shifts Course on Ethanol Policy

by Brianne Pfannenstiel (Des Moines Register)  Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson appeared to reverse course on ethanol policy Wednesday, backtracking from his earlier idea

October 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Got Corn? Ethanol Is No Longer King In Iowa Among Candidates

by Clay Masters (National Public Radio)  … But this election cycle, ethanol is not the campaign force it once was. …

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Official Guide to the 2016 US Presidential Elections for the Bio-Curious

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s for it? Who wants to phase it out? Who wants to end it, not

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Slice through Political Chatter this Election Season

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)   It is imperative for the biofuels industry to pay attention to what presidential candidates

October 22, 2015 Read Full Article

America’s Renewable Future and DuPont Release New Poll Showing Republicans and Democrats United in Support of Renewable Fuel

(PR Web/America’s Renewable Future/DuPont)  Today America’s Renewable Future (ARF) and DuPont (NYSE: DD) jointly released new poll findings showing that,

October 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Bernie Sanders Calls For Federal Investigation Of Exxon

by Emily Atkin (Think Progress)  Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wants ExxonMobil investigated by the Department of Justice.

October 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Santorum Tours Biodiesel Facility during Farley Visit

by William Garbe (TH Online)  GOP presidential hopeful listens to Western Dubuque Biodiesel general manager explain regulatory issues facing his

October 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Prez Candidates Recommit RFS Support

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  … Sen. Santorum reaffirmed his support at a forum hosted by Heritage Action in South Carolina on

October 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Many Conservative Republicans Believe Climate Change Is a Real Threat

by Coral Davenport (The New York Times)  A majority of Republicans — including 54 percent of self-described conservative Republicans —

September 29, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Pataki Flips Stance on Renewable Fuel Standard

by Linh Ta (Des Moines Register)  Former New York Gov. George Pataki said Saturday that he would keep the government’s

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Rural Issues Focus of 3 Candidates’ Stops in West Des Moines

by Kim Norvell (Des Moines Register)  … U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and former senators Jim Webb and Rick Santorum were invited by

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

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