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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

White House, California to Discuss Vehicle Emissions Rules Next Week

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  California clean air regulators will hold talks next Tuesday with their federal counterparts and the White House over Trump administration efforts to stop Sacramento from adopting tighter

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Automakers Fight Trump’s Auto Emissions Rollback

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Major automakers are pushing the Trump administration to abandon its plan to roll back climate change rules for cars. Companies had emphatically encouraged the Environmental Protection

November 8, 2018 Read Full Article

The Trump Administration Flunked Its Math Homework

by Robinson Meyer (The Atlantic)    The administration’s clean-cars rollback is riddled with errors. In one case, it forgot to divide by four. In another, it accidentally deleted 700 billion miles

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

EESI Joins Comments on Health, Environmental & Economic Benefits of High-Octane Biofuels +

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Automotive manufacturers are expressing interest in raising the minimum octane level of the U.S. gasoline pool as a low-cost compliance option for

November 2, 2018 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: California Says Trump’s Fuel Standards Plan Will ‘Forfeit Our Best Chance to Fight Climate Change’

by Dino Grandoni (Washington Post)  California is coming out swinging in its official response to one of the Trump administration’s most consequential attempts at rolling back regulations to date — to freeze

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Clean Octane Alliance Sees Open Road for Higher Blends

(Urban Air Initiative)  … South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke and Urban Air Initiative President Dave VanderGriend said an update to the master list of future federal regulatory actions called the

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Urges EPA and NHTSA to Use SAFE Vehicles Rule to Advance High-Octane, Low Carbon Fuels

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Ethanol-based high-octane, low-carbon (HOLC) fuel blends would enable cost-effective gains in fuel economy and significant carbon dioxide reductions, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) outlined in comments submitted Friday to the

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Today’s the Day: Comments Are Due

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Comments are due today on the Trump administration’s proposal to freeze Obama-era fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks. California remains front and center

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Improving Ethanol’s Outlook: Fuel Economy Standards Help Make the Case for Midlevel Ethanol Blends.

by Chris Bliley (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  Automakers are responding by making smaller, higher-compression engines that demand higher octane. Improved engines are the first step toward achieving mid-level ethanol blends such

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Senators to Trump Administration: Don’t Challenge California’s Clean Car Standards

(Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein) Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today was joined by 22 senators in calling on the Trump administration to end its challenge of California’s authority to set vehicle emission

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

US Environmental Protection Agency Aims to Adopt New Fuel Economy Rule by March, E15 Rule by May

by Meghan Gordon (S&P Global Platts) The US Environmental Protection Agency aims to adopt final rules for fuel economy standards by March and year-round sales of higher ethanol blends by May,

October 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Help Wanted: Job Interview for High Octane & Low Carbon

by Doug Durante and Doug Sombke (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union/Biofuels Digest)  … However, we may have a unique and perhaps unprecedented opportunity for a do-over with the proposed fuel

October 11, 2018 Read Full Article

CARB Action on LCFS Underscores Need for Ethanol-Supported HOLC Fuels

(Solutions from the Land)  Asserting that they are taking the state’s climate fight up a notch, members of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) last week adopted amendments to the state’s

October 6, 2018 Read Full Article

California Affirms Auto Rules, Asks Carmakers to Share Compliance Plans

by Darius Dixon (Politico’s Morning Energy) The California Air Resources Board on Friday approved a rule warning automakers that they will have to meet the current greenhouse gas emissions standards

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Automakers Seek Flexibility at Hearing on Mileage Standards

by Tom Krisher adn Sudhin Thanawala (Associated Press) Automakers sought flexibility while environmental groups blasted the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back fuel economy standards at a public hearing on the

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In recent Renewable Fuels Association testimony, Kelly Davis noted, “It was apparent that the previous administration disregarded comments from RFA and many other stakeholders—including the automakers—that encouraged EPA to evaluate

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Testifies in Support of High Octane Low Carbon Fuels at EPA/NHTSA Hearing

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association)  A high-octane, low-carbon fuel containing 20-40% ethanol used in optimized engines would be the lowest cost means of achieving compliance with fuel economy and greenhouse

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

California Urges Trump Administration to Abandon Fuel Rule Plan

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  California’s top air regulator urged the Trump administration on Sunday to abandon a plan to freeze fuel efficiency standards through 2026, as automakers urged state and federal

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Energy Security Group Makes Case for Car Rules as Trump Tweets

(Washington Examiner)  The military cost of defending oil trade routes makes a solid case for keeping in place strong fuel-economy standards, the group Securing America’s Future Energy said in a report released

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Americans Still Want Better Fuel Economy, Survey Says

by Eric C. Evarts (Green Car Reports)  Just as the Trump administration moves to roll back fuel economy standards, a new survey shows that Americans are dissatisfied with the fuel economy

September 5, 2018 Read Full Article

An Open Letter to EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Consider this a blueprint for restoring the trust EPA has broken with farmers and rural America. 1. Make good on the president’s

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Will Dems Act on GHGs after a Midterm Win? It’s Complicated

by Nick Sobczyk (E&E News)  Democrats have long billed themselves as the party of climate science, and if they take back the House in November, they want to put global warming

September 3, 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

Change of Plans: EPA Hearings

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)EPA will no longer hold public hearings in Washington, D.C., Detroit and Los Angeles on the administration’s proposed freeze of Obama-era fuel economy standards for

August 23, 2018 Read Full Article

California Drivers Pay Growing Cost for Climate Program

by David R. Baker (San Francisco Chronicle)  A California program to fight climate change may now add more to the cost of gasoline than the state gas-tax increase that many voters want

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Admin Sees Grim Climate Outcome in Car Rule

by Zack Colman and Scott Waldman (E&E News) The last time carbon dioxide levels hit the mark the Trump administration envisions for the end of the century, crocodiles roamed the poles and

August 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Oil’s Well?

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Poltico’s Morning Energy) Does the world have enough oil to go around if 2.5 million barrels of Iranian petroleum is put behind a wall of U.S. sanctions?

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

California Schemin’

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) The Trump administration’s proposed freeze of vehicle fuel efficiency standards sought by the Obama administration and plan to end California’s power to enforce its own

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Opens Door to Conversation about High Octane Fuels

(Urban Air Initiative)  After being one of the first to embrace and encourage high octane fuels as a solution for reducing emissions and improving air quality, the Urban Air Initiative is

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Welcomes Inclusion of High Octane Fuels in 2021-2026 CAFE/GHG Proposal

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today welcomed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for public comments on how high octane fuels could facilitate engine efficiency improvements and

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

The Safer and Affordable Fuel Efficient Vehicles Proposed Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 COMMENTS DUE: EXTENDED to October 26, 2018

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) propose to amend certain existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas emissions standards

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Administration to Freeze Fuel Efficiency Requirements

by Brady Dennis, Michael Laris and Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post) The Trump administration on Thursday announced plans to freeze fuel efficiency requirements for the nation’s cars and trucks through 2026 — a massive

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Daily on Energy: Democrats ‘Pleased’ to Hear from Trump’s New EPA Pick: EPA’S Wheeler Promises ‘50-State Solution’ for New Auto Rules

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)   Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler confirmed to senators Wednesday that the Trump administration this week will release a proposal to weaken Obama-era fuel efficiency standards.

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Inside the Draft Auto Rule Rollback

by Alex Guillén (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The Trump administration is expected to formally roll back vehicle fuel economy and emissions requirements later this week, and a draft version of the EPA-NHTSA

July 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Extra Administration Analysis Delays Fuel Economy Rules

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Fuel economy rules from EPA and the Department of Transportation that were widely expected this week will be delayed, as the feds are adding

July 26, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

With Friends Like This… … EPA’s Proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support Rule

by Doug Sombke (Ethanol Producer Magazine/South Dakota Farmers Union)  South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke discusses how the EPA’s proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule would hurt both the ethanol

July 23, 2018 Read Full Article

United Front … Octane Is Important

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Experts in multiple industries support the idea of a high-octane fuel standard, but some prefer it as a replacement to the RFS.  —  Octane is important.

July 23, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Report: Clean Car Rules Coming Soon

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)Mark your calendars, readers. An EPA official told E&E News that the Trump administration will propose its plans for weakening Obama-era clean car standards next

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

California Is Cutting Greenhouse Gases, but Not from Cars. Can That Change?

by David R. Baker (San Francisco Chronicle)  … Emissions from transportation — cars, trucks, trains, planes and ships — keep rising. And since transportation accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

California Regulator Sees ‘Window’ for Deal on Fuel Economy Rules

by David Shepardson (Reuters) California is ready to work with major automakers on revisions to greenhouse gas emission vehicle rules through 2025 and sees a “window” for a deal in the

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

White House to Meet Automakers, California on Fuel Efficiency Rule

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  White House officials will have a new round of meetings with an automakers trade group and California’s “clean air” agency next week before unveiling a proposal to

June 15, 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

Pruitt’s SAB Story

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  EPA’s independent Science Advisory Board will meet today and Friday for the first time since Administrator Scott Pruitt barred scientists on the committee from receiving

May 31, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Can’t Keep Prior Fuel Economy Data in Its Blind Spot: Critics

by Abby Smith (Bloomberg)  Lawsuits seek to force consideration of prior data in fuel economy proposal; Automakers expect fuller analysis, data to back up agencies’ proposed options  —  Lawsuits over the EPA’s April

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

By the Gallon and Trade Groups: What about EVs?

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  While the numbers are still making their way through the regulatory process, sources tell Pro’s Eric Wolff, refiners can expect to blend 500 million

May 23, 2018 Read Full Article

‘Climate Change Is Real,’ Automakers Declare To Trump

by Ryan Felton (Jalopnik)  Major automakers are still reeling from the sudden realization they’ve collectively succumbed to Stockholm Syndrome, after they buddied up with President Donald Trump to alter fuel economy standards set

May 22, 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

Utilities Join with Tesla to Sue EPA over Fuel Standard Rollback

by Gavin Blade (Utility Dive)  o  A coalition of utilities and electric transportation companies sued the Enviornmental Protection Agency earlier this month over its efforts to roll back automotive fuel efficiency standards

May 21, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA, California Officials Meet on Fuel-Efficiency Rules

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  The Environmental Protection Agency is meeting with California officials this week in Washington to negotiate the creation of a national fuel efficiency standard after the state

May 17, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Slapped With Another Suit Over Vehicle Emissions Standards

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Several environmental and public interest groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to the agency’s April 2 announcement to

May 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Rising Fuel Prices Bring into Question EPA Efforts to Reduce Fuel Economy Standards

by Tsvetana Paraskova (Oilprice.com/USA Today)  Crude oil and gasoline prices are on the rise after President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal. Now, many consumers are seeing their extra

May 17, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

U.S. Agencies Moving forward with Proposing Fuel Economy Revisions

by David Shepardson  (Reuters)  The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to submit a series of options for softening fuel efficiency standards to the White House for approval in the coming

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

A Higher Market for Ethanol Former Author of RFS Legislation Sees Octane Levels as Advancement for Ethanol

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle keeps close tabs on what’s happening with biofuels even though he’s been out of the U.S. Senate

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Production and Consumption in the US: Status, Advances and Challenges

by Mahmood Ebadian and James D. McMillan (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter)  … The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) was enacted in 2007 to enhance domestic production of fuels and spur

May 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Tells World’s Top Automakers to Build More Cars in U.S

by Tom Krisher and Ken Thomas  (Associated Press/Chicago Tribune)  President Donald Trump told leaders of the world’s top automakers on Friday that he wants to see more cars built in the United States

May 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump, Top Car Executives Meet Amid Struggle over Climate Rules for Automobiles

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  Executives from top car companies arrived at the White House on Friday amid a looming legal conflict between the Trump administration and primarily Democratic-led states

May 11, 2018 Read Full Article

If at First You Don’t Succeed: The Looming Fight between the Trump Administration and the State of California over Climate Change Rules for Cars

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) The looming fight between the Trump administration and the state of California over climate change rules for cars will cover some familiar terrain –

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

How Trump Might Make SUVs Pricier in Seattle than Omaha

by Camille von Kaenel (E&E News)  … The Trump administration’s efforts to weaken vehicle pollution requirements could set up a split U.S. market, concentrating fuel-efficient cars in mostly Democratic states and

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-Trump to Meet with Automakers to Discuss U.S. Fuel Rules -Sources

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  The White House is planning a meeting next week between President Donald Trump and senior leaders of major U.S. and foreign automakers to discuss planned fuel efficiency

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

California And 16 Other States Are Suing Trump To Stop Him Destroying Emissions Standards

by Raphael Orlove (Jalopnik)  Our emissions standards are probably the biggest booster to automotive performance in the past half century, making our cars

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

How Trump Will Go after California’s Auto GHG Authority

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The Trump administration plans to argue that California does not have the authority to enforce stringent

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Vehicle Efficiency Transportation 2050: More EVs, but Conventional Vehicles Will Still Dominate

by Jieyi Lu (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Making Vehicles More Efficient Is Critical to Reduce Emissions  —  … Over the next

April 20, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Trump’s EPA Argues More People Will Die in Car Accidents unless California Fuel Rules Are Weakened

by Evan Halper (Los Angeles Times)  The Trump administration is embracing a curious — and some would say dated —

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Automakers Want 95 Octane Gas To Completely Take Over

by Erik Shilling (Jalopnik)  … Higher compression ratios, and thus higher octane, can have the additional benefit of greater fuel efficiency if

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Cars Threaten Climate Goals in Blue States

by Benjamin Storrow (E&E News) … Transportation emissions threaten to undercut blue states’ climate goals, raising questions about their ability

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

House Hearing Focus on High Octane Fuels

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment will be holding a hearing this morning (Friday, April 13, 2018)

April 13, 2018 Read Full Article

California Says a Car-Emissions Deal With Trump Could Be Doable

by Mark Chediak, Ryan Beene, and John Lippert  (Bloomberg)  ‘Reason could prevail,’ chair of Air Resources Board says; State is considering a

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Vehicle Transformation through New Fuels: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Clean Fuels Development Coalition

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It may be renaissance times for the Clean Fuels Development Coalition. Their long quest to upend

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump to Roll Back Fuel Standards for Cars, Light Trucks — Ford, GM Positions

by Todd Spangler and Eric Lawrence (Detroit Free Press) … General Motors said that, regardless of what standard is ultimately set,

April 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Calif. to Fight Trump’s ‘Politically Motivated’ Car Standards Plan

by Timothy Cama and Miranda Green (The Hill)  California officials promised Monday to put up a fight against the Trump administration’s newly

April 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Recall Of CAFE Rule Is Opportunity To Improve Fuel Quality

(Urban Air Initiative)  The announcement by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the fuel economy rules rushed through in late

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA: EPA and NHTSA Should Consider Role of High Octane Fuels in Upcoming CAFE/GHG Rulemaking

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today encouraged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Orders Revised CAFE Targets, May Revoke California’s Waiver

by Eric Kulisch (Auto News)  Move applauded by auto industry, denounced by other businesses  —  EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday announced that

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Publishes CAFE Standards Mid-Term Evaluation Final Determination

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  On April 2, 2018, the Administrator signed the Mid-term Evaluation Final Determination which finds that the model

April 2, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Auto Exec: Raise the Octane Rating of U.S. Gasoline for Bump in Fuel Efficiency

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  At a recent American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers meeting, General Motors executive Dan

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

March 27, 2018: NHTSA Proposes to Retain Existing CAFE Penalty

(U.S. Department of Transportation)  NHTSA is publishing in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking titled, “Civil Penalties,” which proposes to

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Regulatory Fixes Will Open the Market to Ethanol Quickly — How EPA Could Easily Remedy Issues with RINs.

by Adam Gustafson (Boyden Gray and Associates/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Such short-term fixes to high RIN prices ignore their underlying cause—EPA’s

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Harmonizing a Three-Headed Regulatory Monster (EPA, NHTSA, CARB)

by Graham Noyes and Doug Durante (Low Carbon Fuels Coalition/Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  … While not as entertaining to watch

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Chief Signals Showdown With California on Fuel Emission Standards

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Ryan Beene and John Lippert (Bloomberg Politics)  Pruitt warns California isn’t in driver’s seat on car rules; EPA

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

GM Exec Wants To Make Premium Gas The New Regular Gas

by Jason Torchinsky (Japlopnik)  … See, he (GM Vice President of Global Propulsion systems Dan Nicholson) announced that he’d like to see all

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Hearing Watch

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Rep. John Shimkus’ E&C energy subcommittee will hold a “future of transportation fuels” hearing next week.

March 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Parts and Control Makers Team up on Vehicle Standards

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Groups representing auto parts makers and pollution control manufacturers will team up today for a new

March 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Carmakers’ ‘Harmonization’ Push Could Soften Fuel Efficiency Gains (1)

by Abby Smith (Bloomberg Environment) Automakers seek consistency in EPA, NHTSA programs as agencies weigh standards’ future;  Environmentalists say push is

February 22, 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

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

February 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

New DOE Study: Ethanol Among Best Options for Future Engine Efficiency Improvements and Emissions Reduction

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today hailed the release of two studies by the Department of Energy that

February 15, 2018 Read Full Article

California Gears Up for Trump Battle on Car-Emissions Rules

by Mark Chediak, Dana Hull and John Lippert (Bloomberg)  Official sees ‘war’ if state’s rule-setting rights revoked; Air Resources Board planning zero-emissions

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Pushes Unified National Fuel Emissions Standard

by Miranda Green (The Hill)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pushing for a unified national fuel emissions standard for automobiles, a

January 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Soaring SUV Sales Drive Record-Low Carbon Emissions, EPA Says

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner) … “Sport utility vehicles reached record-high market share, while also achieving record-low CO2 emissions and

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

California-Trump Administration Fuel-Efficiency Talks Intensify

by David Shepardson (Reuters) California and the Trump administration will hold a series of new talks over fuel efficiency rules as

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Regulators Meet with California on Fate of Vehicle Fuel Rules

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  Senior U.S. government officials held talks in recent weeks with California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) to discuss

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Summary of Accomplishments

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … ACE believes the best way to grow demand well into the

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Can Fuel Efficiency Standards Be Met Cost-Effectively? The Potential for High-Octane, Low-Carbon Fuels

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  To cut petroleum usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fuel efficiency standards are set to rise

December 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Can Lawmakers Find a Middle Way on Fuel Efficiency? House Lawmakers Debate Harmonizing EPA, NHTSA Standards

by Jessie Stolark (Enviromental and Energy Study Institute)  On December 12, the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing, “Update

December 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Vehicles (Still) Bigger Emissions Source Than Power Plants in United States

by Alyssa Danigelis (Environmental Leader)  The amount of carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation sector continues to exceed the amount from

December 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Mail Call! Don’t Turn the Car (Standards) Around

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy) At least 22 Democratic senators, led by Ed Markey, Sheldon Whitehouse and Kamala Harris

December 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Fuel Economy Is Going up. Vehicle Prices Are Holding Steady.

by Eric Junga (American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy) In responding to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action on vehicle standards, ACEEE found that

November 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Presentations Posted for Can Fuel Efficiency Standards Be Met Cost-Effectively? The Potential for High-Octane, Low-Carbon Fuels

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing examining how high-octane, low-carbon fuel can enable CAFE

November 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Can California Eliminate Gas Cars?

by Anne C. Mulkern, ClimateWire  (Scientific American)  State leaders are discussing banning the sale of cars that run on gasoline or diesel 

November 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Can Fuel Efficiency Standards Be Met Cost-Effectively? — November 13, 2017 — Washington, DC

  Can Fuel Efficiency Standards Be Met Cost-Effectively?   —   November 13, 2017   —   Washington, DC

To cut petroleum usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fuel efficiency standards are set to rise significantly by 2025 under

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

5 Years in, Fuel Economy Standards Put Savings in Drivers’ Pockets

by David Friedman (The Hill/Consumers Union)  What if our government rolled back a program that saved consumers over $45 billion on

October 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Rep. Upton Files Bill to ‘Harmonize’ MPG Rrules

by Keith Laing (Detroit News)  U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, has introduced legislation that would allow automakers to apply credits

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

If We Want Electric Autonomous Cars They’ll Need A Hell Of A Lot More Juice

by Alanis King (Jalopnik)  1st Gear: Surprise, Self-Driving Cars Need A Lot Of ‘Brain’ Power  —  Oh, you want an electric car that

October 11, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

ACE Helps Retailers Ask EPA to Level the Playing Field for FFVs

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   In response to fuel marketers asking how they can help support their flex fuel

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Groups Comment on CAFE-GHG Standards

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and American Coalition for Ethanol have all submitted public

October 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

EESI Comments on Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On October 5, EESI submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety

October 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Files Comments on CAFE Midterm Evaluation

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Regarding the Midterm Evaluation Draft Technical Assessment Report for Model Year 2022–2025 Light Duty Vehicle GHG Emissions and

October 5, 2017 Read Full Article

BFC Keynote Addresses Policy, Technology, Economy

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Geoff Cooper, senior vice president of the Renewable Fuels Association, told attendees at the Biofuels

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Urges EPA to Take New Look at Midlevel Blends

by Jeff Barber (Oil Price Information Service)  he U.S. ethanol industry is hoping it can obtain from the Trump administration

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Are High Ethanol Blends Going to Be Essential, and Mandatory, for Super High Fuel-Efficient Engines?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Now, war is surely about to break out over E25-E30 blending, now that RFA CEO Bob

September 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Groups Testify at EPA Hearing on CAFE-GHG Standards

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth Energy, the American Coalition for Ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Association are among

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Octane Value Forum: Understanding the Future Solutions to Higher Octane Fuel Needs — October 25-26, 2017 — Houston, TX

  Octane Value Forum: Understanding the Future Solutions to Higher Octane Fuel Needs   —   October 25-26, 2017   —   Houston, TX

When it comes to the octane value chain, the stakes have never been higher. Automakers and fuel suppliers are quietly researching

September 12, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Growth Energy Files NHTSA Comments in Support of Ethanol Blends

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth Energy recently filed comments with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as it prepares an environmental impact

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

More Is Less

by Doug Durante (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Institute) … We need more ethanol in gasoline, and in so doing, we will

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

History Shows Ethanol Isn’t Going Anywhere

by Daryl Haack (Des Moines Register/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  The “futurist” Francis Thicke, in an Aug. 22 op-ed, suggests that corn

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Public Hearing on the Reconsideration of the Midterm Evaluation Final Determination September 6, 2017 in Washington DC; Comment period DEADLINE: October 5, 2017

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA will hold a public hearing on September 6, 2017 in Washington DC to hear public

August 21, 2017 Read Full Article

New Analysis Shows Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards Enhance Auto Industry Financial Prospects

(Ceres)  Financial risks faced by legacy automakers due to evolving marketplace, not fuel economy standards —  As disruption from new

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Administrator Signs Federal Register Notice Opening Comment Period for Mid-term Evaluation Reconsideration

(Environmental Protection Agency)  Today EPA Administrator Pruitt has signed a Federal Register notice announcing that EPA is reconsidering whether the

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Coalition Promises ‘Vigorous’ Legal Action to Maintain Vehicle Emissions Standards

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  Leading a coalition of 13 attorneys general and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, New York

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Review of Auto Standards Raises Concerns From Former EPA Officials

by Iulia Gheorghiu (Morning Consult)    Former Environmental Protection Agency officials worry the Trump administration’s review of auto emissions standards could

June 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Livin’ La Vida Octane: The Quest for Torque and Affordable, Sustainable Vroom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In recent days. we’ve been updating some very useful industry charts relating to costs, carbon,

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

High Octane Fuel: An Opportunity for Ethanol

by Emily Skor (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Growth Energy’s CEO explains the importance of the recent ASTM standard for 100 RON

May 1, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

ACE Urges Ethanol Advocates to Participate in EPA Regulatory Reform Comment Period

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment focused on its ethanol priorities soon

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Intersecting Trends of Oil and Ethanol

by Patrick C. Miller (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Is the growth in shale oil production a potential boost for ethanol? The theory

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Automakers Hope to Reach U.S. Deal on 2025 Vehicle Emissions

by David Shepardson (Reuters) A trade group for automakers said on Tuesday it hopes to reach a deal with California and

April 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump on Ethanol: Supportive, but Few Comments

by Patrick Anderson (Argus Leader)  President Donald Trump has never tweeted about ethanol.  In the course of tens of thousands

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Foxx: Reducing CAFE Goals Would Be ‘Setback’

by Jim Lynch (The Detroit News)  Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said he believes a rollback of fuel

April 6, 2017 Read Full Article

FedEx CEO Backed by Generals Tries to Nudge Trump on Fuel Rules

by John Lippert (Bloomberg)  Smith leads effort to position standards as security issue; Group calling for electric vehicles, U.S. oil production

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Fuel Economy Rules: Someone Is Listening

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  The recent announcement that the Trump Administration was taking another look at Corporate

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

CARB Finds Vehicle Standards Are Achievable and Cost-Effective

(California Air Resources Board)  CARB votes to move forward with greenhouse gas reductions and zero emission programs through 2025; action

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Groups Hail Recall of EPA’s Federal Fuel Economy and Emissions Rules

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the High Octane Alliance called the Trump Administration’s recall the fuel economy rule

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Cars Seen Missing U.S. Mileage Targets for First Time Since 2004

by Ryan Beene (Bloomberg)  Regulator report shows U.S. fleet to fall below mileage target; Results may feed debate over Obama auto-efficiency

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump to Undo Vehicle Rules That Curb Global Warming

by Coral Davenport (New York Times) The Trump administration is expected to begin rolling back stringent federal regulations on vehicle pollution

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Suggests Retool for REGS

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  In comments submitted this week on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support

February 17, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Auto Dealers Want Trump to Weaken Car Emissions Rules

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Auto dealers are joining the call from carmakers for President Trump to roll back his

February 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Syngenta Announces $340,000 Donation to Prime the Pump Fund

(Syngenta)  Prime the Pump dedicated to making higher ethanol blends available at retail outlets; E15 approved for more than 87 percent

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

More Pruitt Highlights

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  During the second half of more than six hours of questioning for Scott Pruitt,

January 19, 2017 Read Full Article

CARB Supports EPA’s Final Determination on Emissions Standards

by Lauren Tyler (Next-Gen Transportation News)  The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced its support for the EPA administrator’s determination

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Administrator Signs Final Determination for Model Year 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Standards

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has signed a final determination, finding that the light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Can America Really Be ‘Great Again’ With A Gutted EPA?

by Margo T. Oge (Huffington Post)  …  Businessmen are always looking for a good return on investment. America’s environmental protections

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Extension of Comment Periods for: The Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and the Proposed Denial to Change the Point of Obligation

(Environmental Protection Agency)  On December 20, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued extensions of the comment periods for two

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Automakers Look to Put EPA Rules on Ice in Spending Bill

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  Major automakers have embarked on an eleventh-hour push to undercut the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision

December 7, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

EPA Rushes to Finish MPG Regs before Trump Takes Office

by Keith Laing (Detroit News)   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving to quickly finalize stringent gas mileage rules

December 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Trump Needs to Embrace Obama’s Fuel Rules to Make America Energy Independent

by Jason Bordoff (Reuters)  Since the Arab Oil Embargo four decades ago, every president has promised to wean the United States

November 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Proposed Determination: Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Standards for Model Years 2022-2025 — Comments due December 30, 2016

(Environmental Protection Agency)  On November 30, 2016, the Administrator proposed to determine that the MY 2022-2025 standards remain appropriate and that a

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Won. What Does It Mean for Low Carbon Fuels & Vehicles?

by Tammy Klein (Biofuels Digest/Future Fuel Strategies)  … With Trump’s outspoken refusal to accept the reality of climate change and promise

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium — January 23-24, 2017 — Washington, DC

  SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium   —   January 23-24, 2017   —   Washington, DC

The solutions-oriented technical sessions at the SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium provide the perfect opportunity for engineering professionals

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Automakers Outperform Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for 4th Consecutive Year

(Environmental Protection Agency)  Average fuel economy reaches record 24.8 miles per gallon  —  Passenger vehicles achieved record-high fuel economy while

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Path to Improved Fuel Economy Includes Ethanol

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  A Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) director says the auto industry path to improved fuel economy

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

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