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G20 Nations Still Led by Fossil Fuel Industry, Climate Report Finds

by Jonathan Watts (The Guardian)  Coal, oil and gas subsidies risking rise in global temperatures to 3.2C, well beyond agreed Paris goal  —  … Comparing the goals and policies of different countries,

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

NACSAA Readies Push for New Round of Ag Recommendations at COP24

(Solutions from the Land)  With the latest round of global climate talks set to take place in Katowice, Poland, in a few weeks, the North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA),

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

2018 Midterm Elections—Implications for the Bioeconomy

by Jesse Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  And while the bioeconomy – biofuels, biobased products, chemicals, and more – enjoy bipartisan support, the new political landscape means that the

November 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Electricity and Biofuels Needed in Tandem to Meet Climate Goals, UN Report Says

by Gerardo Fortuna (EURACTIV) Some first generation biofuels like palm oil diesel gave bioenergy a bad name but recent scientific reports have confirmed that policymakers must take into account all the

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

IPCC Report Says Biofuel Necessary to Keep Climate Change under Control

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In South Korea, AFP reports the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change has launched a new report saying time is running out to stop climate change but that significant

October 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Reshaped U.S. Climate Policy in One Month: August 2018

by Maxine Joselow and Benjamin Storrow (E&E News)  … First came the rollback of clean car rules, an aggressive effort to unravel former President Obama’s program to reduce tailpipe pollution. Then came

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

FAO Offers CSA Sourcebook to Guide Policy Makers, Program Managers

(North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance)  A digitized sourcebook that offers a wide range of knowledge and expertise on the concept of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is among a series of products put

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Future of Agriculture: Report to Address Climate Change Impacts on Hoosier Farms

(Purdue University) Hoosier farmers will have to adapt management practices and the types of crops they plant over the next several decades as they deal with the repercussions of climate

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Climate Taxes on Agriculture Could Lead to More Food Insecurity than Climate Change Itself

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis/Phys.Org)  New IIASA-led research has found that a single climate mitigation scheme applied to all sectors, such as a global carbon tax, could have a serious

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Help Or Hinder? Federal Agencies At Odds Over Biofuels

by Madelyn Beck (Harvest Public Media/KUNC)  … That’s because for the last few years, the EPA and the Department of Energy have been at odds, with taxpayer money creating a new

July 22, 2018 Read Full Article

One Day at the World’s Leading Biomass Technology Conference, EUBCE 2018

by Steve Bi* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Renaissance-era facades capped with green copper patina and orange clay shingles harmonize seamlessly with imaginative, hallmark-of-Scandinavia, hyper-modern structures in downtown Copenhagen. The city provided the

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Pope to Oil Execs: Energy Needs Mustn’t Destroy Civilization

(Associated Press)  Pope Francis told leading oil executives Saturday that the transition to less-polluting energy sources “is a challenge of epochal proportions” and warned that satisfying the world’s energy needs “must

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

North America Climate Smart Agricultural Alliance Launches Website

(North America Climate Smart Agricultural Alliance)  The North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NASCAA) has launched a new website. The new online hub, which can be reached at www.NACSAA.net, was

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

$25 Grand Prize: Climate Change Needs Behavior Change DEADLINE: August 7, 2018

(Solutions Search)  Climate change needs behavior change.What people eat, what they buy and what they use contributes directly to climate change. In just eight months, humans consume what the earth

July 2, 2018 Read Full Article

California 2030 Natural and Working Lands Climate Change Implementation Plan Concept Paper

(California Air Resources Board | California Environmental Protection Agency California Department of Food and Agriculture | California Natural Resources Agency)  This Concept Paper provides a proposed outline for the California Natural

June 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Need for Global Adoption of Transport Biofuels Is Pressing

by Bliss Baker (Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Observing these trends, scientists note that, going forward, each new month and year have the potential to be the hottest on

June 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Sustain RFS as Important Tool in GHG-Reduction Strategy

(Solutions from the Land)  One of the three pillars of climate-smart agriculture is actions that farmers can take to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and simultaneously improve profitability. A principal

May 31, 2018 Read Full Article

The Interaction of the Clean Air Act, California’s CAA Waiver, Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, Renewable Fuel Standards and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Trump Administration is taking a new look at Obama Administration era Co2 regulations.  On the transportation side, these include reviewing Corporate Average Fuel Economy

May 21, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Are We There Yet? Europe’s Nagging Call for Sustainable Mobility

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  When it comes to getting from point A to point B, getting to our destination has unfortunately overshadowed the process of how we should

May 16, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

UNFCCC Ag Work Program Approval Affirms Old Adage: ‘World is Run by Those who Show Up’

by Ernie Shea (Solutions from the Land/25 x ’25)  Over the past 10 years, Solutions from the Land (SfL) and 25x’25, our clean energy platform, has been supporting a group of

May 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Shell Releases Energy Transition Report: Commits to 50% Lower Emissions by 2050, Biofuels to Top Oil by 2100 in “Sky” Scenario

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands and England, Shell released its most definitive statement yet on its low-carbon future and committed to 50% lower emissions by 2050 and net

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Weak Governance at UN Shipping Agency Delaying Action on Climate Change

(Transparency International Secretariat)  The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is at risk of unresolved conflicts of interest due to shortcomings in its governance, according to preliminary key findings of a new study by Transparency

April 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Investors Stunned over Oil Producer’s Climate-Change Exemption

by Amy Harder (Axios)  …  Trillium proposed a resolution calling on EOG to set a target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. EOG complained to the SEC in late December that the proposal would micromanage

April 4, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

China Meets 2020 Carbon Target ahead of Schedule – Xinhua

by David Stanway (Reuters)  China met its 2020 carbon intensity target three years ahead of schedule last year, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the country’s top climate

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Mailings to Teachers Highlight a Political Fight Over Climate Change in the Classroom

by Katie Worth (Frontline/The Groundtruth Project)  Last spring, science teachers across the nation began receiving unsolicited packages containing classroom materials from a libertarian group that rejects the scientific consensus on

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

NACSAA Advances Recommendations to Shape UNFCCC Agricultural Work Program

(25 x ’25/North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance) Last November, we wrote here of a major breakthrough occurring at the global climate talks in Bonn, Germany, where, for the first

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Statoil, Total, Shell Prove Precocious in Weaning from Oil

by Cassandra Sweet (GreenBiz)  When it comes to addressing climate change, oil companies are all over the map. Meeting this week in Houston at CERAWeek, the world’s biggest oil and gas conference, the

March 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Opinions: Why Fossil Fuels Survive

by Robert J. Samuelson (The Washington Post)  … It’s true that the Trump administration has withdrawn from the Paris climate agreement, making any transition harder. But the problems transcend President Trump’s disengagement,

March 1, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Bio-CCS and Bio-CCUS in Climate Change Mitigation–Market and Regulatory Issues Related to Bio-CCUS

(International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 41)  The fourth IEA Bioenergy Task 41 workshop on Bio-CC(U)S was organized in Brussels 16 January 2018. The topic of the workshop was Market and regulatory issues related

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Sustainable Biofuels Important Clean Mobility Solution – New Study Highlights

(Bioenergy International)  Sustainable biofuels are among the best solutions available for decarbonising transport and mitigating climate change, according to a new study. Published as the EU begins trilogue negotiations its renewable

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Youth Convening Minnesota

(Climate Generation) Youth Convening Minnesota (YCM) is an opportunity for high school youth to learn about climate change and gain the leadership skills needed to convene their local community on

February 19, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In his article suggesting scrapping Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards in favor of a Clean Air Act life cycle analysis-based methodology for CO2 transportation emission reduction, Bob Kozak advised, “(I)f

February 16, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Let’s Regulate CO2 Emissions, and Forget the 55.4 MPG 2025 Corporate Annual Fuel Economy Standard: The Inexpensive Way to Quickly Reduce Green House Gases

by Robert Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.5 miles/gallon has become a significant issue since the election of Donald Trump as president of

February 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Greenhouse Gas Pruitt Worries about

by Scott Waldman (E&E News)  Scott Pruitt is one of the Trump administration’s most aggressive critics of climate change science, but lately he’s been talking about the dangers of greenhouse gas.

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump and the Military Are at Odds on Climate Change

by Sean Mowbray (Pacific Standard)  While the Trump administration has largely rejected climate change as an issue, the Department of Defense and Congress have identified it as a major potential threat

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Developing Climate-Smart Ag Farm Groups Meet to Examine Role of Agriculture in Building Climate Resiliency

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Farm organizations are beginning to talk about the evolution of climate-smart agriculture and the need to ensure the U.S. remains at the table as

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Is Energy from Woody Biomass Positive for the Climate?

(International Energy Agency Bioenergy) IEA Bioenergy has produced a brief on the question ‘Is energy from woody biomass positive for the climate?’ The brief provides background and a number of concise

January 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Gathering Momentum around Soil Carbon Sequestration

(CGIAR) Evidence-based science on the mitigation and socio-economic impacts of soil carbon sequestration is needed to support commitments to sustainable development goals and the Paris Agreement target. … Soil carbon sequestration,

December 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Lead, Squabble or Waffle Away: Shuffling the Deck on Global Bioenergy

by Gerard Ostheimer and Douglas L. Faulkner (Biofuels Digest)  … In the U.S., fighting between Big Ag and Big Oil over first-generation biofuels is slowing the deployment of advanced biofuels projects. This

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Decatur Plant at Forefront of Push to Pipe Carbon Emissions Underground, but Costs Raise Questions

by Tony Briscoe (Chicago Tribune)  As scientists and politicians around the world debate the best way to combat rising greenhouse gases, an Illinois ethanol plant, with help from state and federal

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

UN Conference Closes with Renewed Urgency for Greater Ambition to Tackle Climate Change

(UN News Centre)  …  The 19 Member countries of the ‘Biofuture Platform,’ including Brazil, China, Egypt, France, India, Morocco, Mozambique, also announced on Thursday formal agreement on the development of

November 20, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Put Price on Carbon, Stop Bad Bets on Fossil Fuels – UN’s Guterres

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)  Nearly 200 nations attending climate talks in Germany;  Guterres calls for more carbon pricing, markets;  Says climate action will help, not hinder, economic growth  —  Governments should put a price

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Governments, International Agencies Affirm the Need to Massively Increase Bioenergy and Byproducts to Fight Climate Change

(BioFuture Platform)  According to projections of international energy agencies, the use of bioenergy as a share of the world’s energy usage needs to more than double by 2030 if the world

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Clean Energy: An Unprecedented Opportunity for Republicans

by Ashlee Rich Stephenson (Morning Consult/WPA Intelligence/Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum)  … Recent studies, sponsored by Yale and George Mason University and the Pew Research Center, illustrated that large cross sections of the

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Special Report: How Engineers Are Preparing for Sea-Level Rise

by Pam Radtke Russell (Engineering News Record)  From Seattle to Cape Cod, see what’s being done at 18 different locations  —  … In this special report, Engineering News-Record’s team of

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Decarbonizing Transportation to Meet Climate Goals

by Leticia Phillips (Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As nations around the world begin implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement, decarbonizing transportation becomes increasingly important in

August 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Could Clean Energy Spark A Mineral Boom?

(Energy Today/Oilprice.com) A new World Bank report released today (July 18, 2017) highlights the potential impacts that the expected continuing boom in low-carbon energy technologies will have on demand for many

July 31, 2017 Read Full Article

National Study Puts Timeline on Impact of Sea-Level Rise in Maryland and Virginia

by Joe Heim (The Washington Post)   On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, rising seawater levels and chronic flooding threaten to disrupt daily life, damage homes and businesses, and swallow land in

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Major New UK Report Argues Biofuels, Especially Second Generation, Are Needed to Mitigate Climate Change

(Biofuels International)  Biofuels are needed to meet the UK’s commitments to mitigating climate change, according to a new report requested by the county’s government. Second generation biofuels, made from wastes

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Published Study Identifies When Hundreds of Coastal Communities Will Face Inundation, Possible Retreat

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  Meeting Paris Agreement Goals Could Spare Many Communities from This Fate  —  More than 90 U.S. communities already face chronic inundation from rising seas caused by

July 12, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators Annual Conference: Climate Change and Agriculture — June 25-29, 2017 — Appleton, WI

  Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators Annual Conference: Climate Change and Agriculture   —   June 25-29, 2017   —   Appleton, WI

WAAE (Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators) is a professional organization made up of middle school, high school and post-secondary agriculture teachers. WAAE isdedicated to agricultural educators in developing knowledge and

June 6, 2017 Read Full Article

How Will We Move the Planet Forward? It’s time to make your voice heard; submit your essay to the Editor

by Frank Sesno (Planet Forward)  President Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord. Fundamentally, this decision reflects the belief that climate change is neither a serious

June 5, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Tackling Climate Change Will Boost Economic Growth, OECD Says

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC)  A new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says that the integration of measures to fight climate change into economic policy will

May 24, 2017 Read Full Article

OPINION: Reflections on the Marches for Science and Climate

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) 200,000 people joined the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC on April 29, 2017; with another 100,000 at sister marches around the country. 40,000

May 8, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

CCS CEO Identifies Conditions Needed to Achieve Climate Goals

(Center for Climate Strategies)  Tom Peterson, President and CEO of Washington-DC based Center for Climate Strategies, joined an expert panel of thought leaders at a Pace University-sponsored policy colloquium to

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Scientists Made a Detailed “Roadmap” for Meeting the Paris Climate Goals. It’s Eye-Opening.

by Brad Plumer (Vox)  … They start with the big picture: To hit the Paris climate goals without geoengineering, the world has to do three broad (and incredibly ambitious) things: 1)

March 24, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Bloomberg G-20 Poised to Signal Retreat From Climate-Change Funding Pledge

by Joe Ryan (Bloomberg) Draft statement encourages private funding for climate change; Previous communique emphasized strong government support  —  Finance ministers for the U.S., China, Germany and other members of

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Do Scott Pruitt’s Statements on CO2 and Global Warming Misrepresent Scientific Consensus?

by Alex Kasprak (Snopes)  EPA administrator Pruitt told CNBC that he does not agree that carbon dioxide is “a primary contributor to the global warming that we see,” arguing that

March 13, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Who’s Still Fighting Climate Change? The U.S. Military

by Laura Parker (National Geographic)  Ten times a year, the Naval Station Norfolk floods. The entry road swamps. Connecting roads become impassable. Crossing from one side of the base to the

February 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Team May Emphasize Climate Science Uncertainty

by Scott Waldman (E&E News/Climatewire)  … The Trump administration landing team at NOAA may focus on data used by the agency to formulate its climate research, calling into question the accuracy

February 5, 2017 Read Full Article

In America’s Heartland, Discussing Climate Change Without Saying ‘Climate Change’

by Hiroko Tabuchi (The New York Times)  … Here in north-central Kansas, America’s breadbasket and conservative heartland, the economic realities of

February 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Perry’s Time to Shine Today

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  PERRY PARTY: Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry finally has his day in the spotlight

January 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Beyond Petroleum: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BETO. I think it’s Latin for “I forbid petroleum.” So while presidents have the Veto, technologists

December 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Unlocking Willpower and Ambition to Meet the Goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement (Part One): Shifting Needs of Law, Policy, and Economics

(Center for Climate Strategies) Since 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) used the

December 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Shell Studies Green Energy Deals to Prepare for Future after Oil

by Karolin Schaps and Ron Bousso (Reuters/Yahoo! Finance)  Royal Dutch Shell, the world’s second-biggest publicly listed oil company, is studying

November 30, 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

November 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Oil Pledges $1 Billion for Gas Technologies to Fight Climate Change

by Karolin Schaps and Ron Bousso (Reuters/Yahoo! News)  Some of the world’s biggest oil companies, including Saudi Aramco and Royal Dutch

November 5, 2016 Read Full Article

UK Government Responds to CCC Decarbonisation Recommendations

(Biofuels International) The UK government has released its response to the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) recommendations to reduce the UK’s

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Maersk, Cargill and 49 Others from Industry Call on International Maritime Organization to Set Ambitious Emissions Objective

(Hellenic Shipping News/Danish Shipowners’ Association)  The Danish Shipowners’ Association, Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association, Maersk, Scandlines, J. Lauritzen, Unifeeder, and 45

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

World Needs Transport Biofuels

by Bliss Baker (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  … The transport sector is one of the largest contributors of greenhouse

September 29, 2016 0 comment 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

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Europe’s Big 4 Ethanol CEOs (Tereos, Cristal Union, Alco Group, Crop Energies) Are in a Curious Situation.

by James Cogan (Biofuels Digest/Pannonia Ethanol)  … Together with their smaller peers they produce about 6 million tonnes of the fuel

September 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuel Blunder? Renewable Fuel Mandate Is Having a Negative Effect on Home Run Totals

by Marc J. Rauch  (The Auto Channel)  Biofuel mandate was supposed to fix everything, but no one has hit over 60

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

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Doing More (and Better) with Less: 2016 Global Agribusiness Forum Shows the Ways to Provide Food and Bioenergy, with Sustainability, for an Increasing Population

by Lais Thomaz* and Dan Quadros** (Advanced Biofuels USA) With diverse and dynamic programming involving agribusiness, food safety, nutrition, sustainability and

July 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

4 Reasons Why the World Needs Biofuels

(Neste Corporation)  1)    Combating climate change … 2) Responding to higher energy consumption … 3) Securing energy supply … 4)

July 22, 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

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

The Navy Builds Strength by Saving Energy

by David Ignatius (The Washington Post)  The week of July Fourth is a good moment to salute an unlikely champion

July 6, 2016 Read Full Article

The Paradox of American Farmers and Climate Change

by Beth Kowitt (Fortune Magazine)  Some U.S. farmers are skeptical of climate change, even though they’re among the most affected

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action

by Keith L. Kline, Siwa Msangi, Virginia H. Dale, Jeremy Woods, Glaucia M. Souza, Patricia Osseweijer, Joy S. Clancy, Jorge A. Hilbert, Francis X. Johnson, Patrick C. McDonnell, Harriet K. Mugera

June 15, 2016 Read Full Article

American Nations to Start Carbon-Price Talks, World Bank Says

by Mathew Carr (Bloomberg)  Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru plan July meeting in Santiago; Nations studying taxes, trading systems after Paris deal

June 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Evidence of Benefits of Biofuels in Combating Climate Change is More than Ample

(25 x ’25)  … While recognition of the role of agriculture in meeting climate change challenges is growing among world leaders,

May 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry Results, Additional $72.3 Million Soil Health Investment to Support Paris Agreement

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack shared the first results of USDA’s Building Blocks for Climate Smart

May 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Malawi Embraces Ethanol as Alternative Fuel

by Dibie Ike Michael (AfricaNews)  … Malawian motorists are now enjoying cheaper, greener alternative ethanol-fueled cars amid economic hardships in the country.

May 11, 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

May 10, 2016 Read Full Article

University of Maryland Publishes Study: Considering the Cost of Clean: Americans on Energy, Air Quality and Climate

(University of Maryland Program for Public Consultation) … To find out what Americans would recommend when given facts and arguments, the

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

GRFA Supports Adoption of National Policies to Reduce Emissions

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bliss Baker, president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, recently sent letters to the

April 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Putting a Price on Carbon: Ensuring Equity

by Noah Kaufman, Michael Obeiter and Eleanor Krause (World Resources Institute)  Putting a Price on Carbon: Ensuring Equity finds that the

April 8, 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

Canada’s Budget Pitches for Clean Tech and Emissions Reductions in Transport and Energy

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, the proposed national budget provides C$50 million over four years to Sustainable Development

March 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Efforts to Link Climate Change to Severe Weather Gain Ground

by Warren Cornwall (Science Magazine)  Scientists are tying climate change to individual cases of extreme weather with increasing confidence and speed.

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

US, Canada Pledge Cooperation on Paris Climate Accord, Clean Energy, Methane Leaks

by Gavin Bade (Utility Dive)  … A key part of the climate mitigation strategy will be reducing emissions of methane — a

March 14, 2016 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

Issue Brief: Obama FY2017 Budget Proposal: Sustainable Energy, Buildings, Transportation and Climate

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On February 9, 2016, President Obama released his $4.15 trillion fiscal year (FY) 2017 federal

February 12, 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

What These Christians Are Giving up for Lent: Fossil Fuels

by  Chelsea Harvey  (The Washington Post)  A new initiative in the United Kingdom is not only calling for Christian communities to

February 11, 2016 Read Full Article

HOW TO SHAPE The Next Level of The European Bio-Based Economy?

(Bio-based News)  What Does the Concept of Bio-Based Economy Promise?  The idea of creating a Bio-based Economy is exciting for

February 9, 2016 Read Full Article

2 House Members File To Form Bipartisan Caucus On Climate (Yes, They’re Both From S. Florida)

(DemocraticUnderground.com)  Two congressmen — Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R) and Rep. Theodore Deutch (D), both of Florida, filed paperwork this week

February 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel: Fightback Needed against the Merchants of Doubt, says NBB Chief

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Though optimistic, NBB CEO Joe Jobe also noted significant challenges still remain. “While our fight

February 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Study: Renewable Energy Best Way to Achieve Climate Targets under Clean Power Plan — Unaddressed Methane Leakage From Natural Gas Sector Could Undercut Emissions Reductions

(PSE Healthy Energy)  New analysis from PSE Healthy Energy and University of California at Berkeley finds that increased deployment of

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future

by Carlos Araujo (Biodiesel Magazine/Evonik Corp.)  Biodiesel is a real solution to reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the threat of climate

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Mitigation of International Aviation Emissions: The Flightpath from Paris to Montreal

(GreenAir Online)  …  Of particular relevance is the development by ICAO of a global market-based measure (MBM) for consideration by

January 15, 2016 Read Full Article

LA’s Gas Leak Is a Global Disaster

by Maddie Stone (GizMoDo)  One of the worst environmental disasters of the decade is currently underway in a quiet community 25

January 4, 2016 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

We’ve Got a Methane Problem

by Fred Krupp (GreenBiz/Environmental Defense Fund)  As I write this, a massive methane leak from a ruptured natural gas storage facility in

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Decarbonising Transport Must Take Centre Stage in Europe’s Efforts to Meet Historic COP21 Ambitions

(ePURE)  On 12 December, 195 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change agreed to curb greenhouse gas (GHG)

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Meet the New Climate Villain: Cheap Oil

by Charles Komanoff (Carbon Tax Center)  … The average price of gas sold in the U.S. over the past ten months

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

The Paris Climate Agreement: What it Says, and What it Means

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “The World Starts from Tomorrow” says UN Secretary-General  —  In France, representatives from 195 nations

December 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Best Chance to Save the Planet: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the Paris Agreement

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Guiding the delegates at Paris for the recent, historic climate change agreement was a whole

December 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Obama’s Climate Change Hypocrisy

by Paul Alexander (Huffington Post)  Some commentators have argued President Barack Obama suffers from a failure of leadership. That was

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

SDFU Delegates Vote to Take Pro-E30 Challenge

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek)  The South Dakota Farmers Union celebrated its 100th annual meeting by taking another step forward in

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Contribution to GHG Emissions Offsets Significant

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  At the World Climate Summit under way in Paris, France, the Global Renewable Fuels

December 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Does This Really Make Us More Secure?

by Gary Truitt (1010WCSI)  … Yet, the biggest indication that the President’s comments were flimflam came from within his own administration.

December 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Groups Call for 15% Biofuel in Transportation Fuel

(ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The global biofuels and industrial biotechnology sectors have united to call on world leaders attending the COP21

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Report: Biofuels Contribution to GHG Emissions Offsets Significant

(Global Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, at the World Climate Summit under way in Paris, France, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance

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

Global RFA Urges COP21 to Support Biofuels

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  As world leaders continue to meet in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

MP Schindler: More Bioethanol in Gasoline Required for Better Climate Protection in Traffic

(Federation of German Bioethanol Industry, Google Translation)   The Federation of German bioethanol industry (BDB e) informs that according to the

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Statement – Minister McKenna Congratulates Manitoba’s Climate Action Contributions

(Environment and Climate Change Canada /PR Newswire)  On behalf of the Government of Canada, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

RFS Rule Undercuts U.S. Commitment to Reducing GHGs

(25 x ’25)  It was with some ironic bemusement that biofuel advocates read the headlines from the mainstream media that

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Climate Smart Farm Leaders Call on COP21 To Address Role of Ag in Battling Climate Change

(Oklahoma Farm Report)  Leaders of the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA) told policy makers and others attending climate

December 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Innovation to Tackle Climate Change and Feed a Growing Population: Commercializing Synthetic Biology

by Vonnie Estes (Biofuels Digest)  …  But as the land, water, and fossil fuel resources those systems rely on become

December 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Columbia Journalism Dean Fires Back At ExxonMobil: Allegations ‘Unsupported By Evidence’

by Jordan Chariton  (The Wrap)  Steve Coll disputes oil company’s allegations that postgraduate students’ story misled regarding Exxon ignoring risks

December 2, 2015 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

Will Congressional Opposition to RFS Rule Lead to Reform?

by Tiffany Stecker (E&E/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  The ink on U.S. EPA’s final rule for the renewable fuel standard is barely

December 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Obama Dials Back Ethanol Fuel Standard

by Tim Devaney (The Hill)  The Obama administration set new standards Monday for ethanol levels in fuel, enraging competing industries that

December 1, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Bumps up US Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes for 2015-2016, in Final Ruling

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced final volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel

December 1, 2015 Read Full Article

RFA: EPA’s Final RFS Rule Puts Future of Biofuels & Climate Policy in Hands of Oil Industry

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs)

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Enerkem One of Two Canadian Companies Invited to Paris for Solutions COP21

(Enerkem)  Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, is pleased to have been selected by the World Intellectual Property

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

11 Top Low-Carbon Fuel Players, WCSBD Publish COP 21 Guide to Slashing Transport-Based Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, 11 leading low carbon fuel companies present a comprehensive guide that identifies a variety

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Here’s How the U.S. Can Dump Fossil Fuels for Good

by  Joe Uehlein and May Boeve (Grist.org)  The world must go fossil-free — and fast. But the proposals for reducing

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Play All Our Cards on Climate, Including Biodiesel

by former Sen. Byron Dorgan (The Hill)  … Like a smart poker player, we have to capitalize on the good cards we

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Corporate Initiative Could Halt 65% of Climate Problem

(Sustainable Business)  Corporations obviously has a big role to play in tackling climate change – so big, in fact, that the

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Ad by Americans for Energy Security & Innovation: Obama Is a Hypocrite

(Americans for Energy Security & Innovation) President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency is gutting the successful Renewable Fuel Standard that has created

November 12, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Don’t Weaken the RFS

by Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (R-N.J.) (The Hill)  … The RFS is Congress’s answer to lowering greenhouse gas emissions and expanding the

November 10, 2015 Read Full Article

RFA: 28 Countries Count Biofuels for GHG Reduction, Why Not US?

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association released a report today pointing out that, while nearly 30 countries attending

November 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Companies among 81 Signing Climate Change Pledge

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Companies across the United States, are signing on with their support for the American

November 6, 2015 Read Full Article

New Bill Would Keep Fossil Fuel Reserves On Public Lands In The Ground

by Katie Valentine (Think Progress)  …  Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), along with Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, is introducing

November 6, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Moderate GOP Senators Form Green Coalition

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Four centrist Senate Republicans are banding together to call for policies to protect the environment.

November 2, 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

Working Paper: Implementing Effective Carbon Pricing

by James Rydge (New Climate Economy)  Support for carbon pricing is growing around the world.  Governments, businesses and investors are

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA OIG Plans to Look at RFS Lifecycle Impacts Should Be Good for Biofuels

(25 x ’25)  The announcement by EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) that it will begin preliminary research on lifecycle

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Exxon Sowed Doubt About Climate Science for Decades by Stressing Uncertainty (Part 6)

by David Hasemyer and John H. Cushman Jr.  (Inside Climate News)  Collaborating with the Bush-Cheney White House, Exxon turned ordinary scientific

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Highlighting the Allure of Synfuels, Exxon Played Down the Climate Risks (Part 5)

by John H. Cushman Jr. (InsideClimate News)  In the 1980s, Exxon lobbied to replace scarce oil with synthetic fossil fuels,

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Exxon’s Business Ambition Collided with Climate Change Under a Distant Sea (Part 4)

by Neela Banerjee & Lisa Song (Inside Climate News) Throughout the 1980s, the company struggled to solve the carbon problem

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Exxon Confirmed Global Warming Consensus in 1982 with In-House Climate Models (Part 3)

by Lisa Song, Neela Banerjee, David Hasemyer (Inside Climate News)  The company chairman would later mock climate models as unreliable while

October 23, 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

FAO and France Urge Including Agriculture in Global Climate Change Debate

(Food and Agriculture Organization/Ag Professional)   All countries should strive to ensure an ambitious agreement to tackle climate change, putting food

October 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Citigroup, Citing Climate Change, Will Reduce Coal Financing

by Alex Nussbaum (Bloomberg)  Pushing transition from `high-carbon to a low-carbon economy’; Becomes third bank this year to reduce coal-mining financing  —

October 14, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Climate Scientist Faces Backlash for Urging Investigation of Fossil Fuel Companies

by Katherine Bagley (Inside Climate News)  A climate scientist who was the lead signatory on a letter urging President Obama to

October 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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