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Biofuel Policy Adds to Agricultural Market Uncertainty
May 18, 2018 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Pat Westhoff (Columbia Tribune)  … Biofuel policy decisions also have the potential to have large impacts on commodity markets and farm income.
Most cars in this country run on a blend of 90 percent gasoline and 10 …

Missouri Governor Releases Final Biodiesel Subsidies
May 18, 2018 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/The Herald)  Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is releasing funding for biodiesel facilities that he had withheld because of concerns that state revenues could fall short of what’s needed to balance the budget.
The $4 million announced …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
May 15, 2018 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

The Manhattan Institute looked at “zero emission vehicles” and found:

Broad-based adoption of ZEVs will increase overall emissions of sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, and particulates, compared with the same number of new internal combustion engines. …

Short Circuit: The High Cost of Electric Vehicle Subsidies
May 15, 2018 – 10:35 am | No Comment

(Manhattan Institute)  Many claim that “zero-emissions vehicles” (ZEVs), especially battery-powered electric vehicles, should replace most, if not all, cars and trucks powered by gasoline-burning internal combustion engines. The primary rationale is to reduce air pollution and …

Utilities, Oil Interests Clash over EV Policy at Conservative Policy Summit
May 1, 2018 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Gavin Bade (Utility Dive)  Utility companies clashed with oil industry interests over electric vehicle and fuel subsidies at a meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative political group, last Friday.
Oil-backed groups led …

EIA: Subsidies for Renewables Down as Tax Credits Diminish
May 1, 2018 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Energy Information Administration/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Federal subsidies for renewable energy—including biofuels for transportation use and renewable generation of electricity—dropped to $6.7 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2016, a 56 percent decline from FY 2013. Renewable …

Indonesian Oil Palm Smallholders Sue State over Subsidy to Biofuel Producers
April 27, 2018 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

(South Africa Today/Mongabay)  -A union of palm oil smallholders is challenging the allocation of a billion-dollar fund that they say fails to help them rejuvenate their low-yielding oil palms and instead unfairly subsidizes large biofuel …

The U.S. Is about to Be the World’s Top Crude Oil Producer. Guess Who Didn’t See It Coming.
March 18, 2018 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

by Charles Lane (Washington Post)  …  Domestic crude production was not inherently “limited,” as O’Connell told Congress in 2011, it just needed a better mouse trap. Fracking was it. Entrepreneurs broke the oil-import addiction, even though the …

Can Updated Tax Credits Bring Carbon Capture Into the Mainstream?
February 26, 2018 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Emma Foehringer Merchant  (GreenTechMedia)  Expanded credits in the budget bill could “absolutely make the difference” for the economic viability of carbon capture and sequestration.  —  Among the energy credits tucked inside the budget deal eked out in early February lies a …

Big Oil, Biodiesel Join Forces to Combat Electrification
January 24, 2018 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Even though the petroleum and biodiesel industries rarely see eye to eye on U.S. energy policy, the two factions find common ground in a new threat to all liquid fuels—electric vehicles. …

Snowmobilers Say Ethanol Gasoline Hurts Their Engines
January 12, 2018 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

(WCAX) The cold and snowy weather has the state’s network of snowmobile trails is buzzing, but riders say ethanol continues to damage their engines.

(Congressman Peter) Welch (D-VT) is promising to continue efforts to eliminate ethanol from …

More Companies to Enjoy Biodiesel Subsidy
January 3, 2018 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Viriya P. Singgih (The Jakarta Post)  The government plans to expand the scope of its biodiesel subsidy to businesses operating outside the public service obligation (PSO) program starting in May in a bid to boost …

The 12: The Advanced Bioeconomy’s 12 Biggest Talking, Fretting, Praying and Action Points Right Now
December 13, 2017 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … What are the top trends? Here are the 11 we see dominating the debate on the stage and on the floor.
Jet fuel deployment – how much, how soon, by whom? …

ADBA Chief Executive Talks Pushing Number 10 and Anaerobic Digestion Future
December 12, 2017 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Luke Acton (Bioenergy Insight)  With the dearth of subsidies and volatile political environment, Charlotte Morton shared her views on what lay ahead for the UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry.
Of the ten million tonnes of food …

Brazil to Launch Ambitious Biofuels Program
November 27, 2017 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Leticia Phillips (UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RenovaBio will help Brazil meet its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent of 2005 levels by 2030.  —  Building, in part, on the successes and lessons learned from two …

In Final Decision, Commerce Department Confirms Unfair Subsidies by Argentina, Indonesia of Biodiesel Imports
November 9, 2017 – 11:28 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Next Steps Include Today’s Hearing in the ITC, ITC Vote on Subsidies December 5 — Today the Commerce Department issued a final determination in a case brought by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair …

Heard on the Floor at ABLC Next 2017: Fulcrum Prices Bonds, GOP Governors’ Pro-Biofuels March on DC
October 19, 2017 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the biggest news sweeping the floor at ABLC Next 2017 and perhaps the biggest industrial biotechnology update of 2017, the long-awaited financing is approaching completion for Fulcrum Bioenergy’s highly-anticipated …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
October 13, 2017 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

In a recent Washington Post column, George Will bemoaned governments’ announcements to “ban, at an undetermined date, sales of vehicles powered by fossil fuels in their tanks. (Electric vehicles will be powered mostly by fossil-fuel-generated …

Randy Krehbiel: Did Scott Pruitt Just Declare War on Renewables?
October 12, 2017 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Randy Krehbiel (Tulsa World)  Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt may have declared an end to the “war on coal” earlier this week, but what some consider Pruitt’s own war on alternative energy seems to …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
October 12, 2017 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

Peter Erickson, Adrian Down, Michael Lazarus & Doug Koplow, in a Nature Energy article, find that at recent oil prices of US$50 per barrel, tax preferences and other subsidies push nearly half of new, yet-to-be-developed …

Effect of Subsidies to Fossil Fuel Companies on United States Crude Oil Production
October 12, 2017 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Peter Erickson, Adrian Down, Michael Lazarus & Doug Koplow (Nature Energy)  Countries in the G20 have committed to phase out ‘inefficient’ fossil fuel subsidies. However, there remains a limited understanding of how subsidy removal would affect fossil …

Dirty Energy Dominance: Dependent on Denial – How the U.S. Fossil Fuel Industry Depends on Subsidies and Climate Denial
October 3, 2017 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

(Oil Change International)  A new report by Oil Change International reveals that U.S. taxpayers continue to foot the bill for more than $20 billion in fossil fuel subsidies each year. The analysis outlines tax incentives, credits, …

‘No Rationale for Further Reducing’ 2018 RFS RVO, RFA Says in Response to EPA Notice
September 26, 2017 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)   Today, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a Notice of Data Availability (NODA), seeking comment on potential options for reductions in the biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel volumes beyond those …

Biofuels Have Central Role in Low-Carbon Economy
September 20, 2017 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

by Bliss Baker (Global Renewable Fuels Alliance /Ethanol Producer Magazine) … For years, the private sector and experts from nongovernmental organizations had been signaling the shift in the global economy away from historically favorable investments in …

NBB Fair Trade Coalition Succeeds in Latest Stage of Biodiesel Import Cases
August 22, 2017 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Department Finds That Argentina and Indonesia Unfairly Subsidize Biodiesel They Export to US   —  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition won a preliminary countervailing duty determination from the Commerce Department …

Mexico Looks to Curb Carbon with a New Cap-and-Trade System
August 17, 2017 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Lucas Laursen (Scientific American) … Mexico kicked off 2017 with a 20 percent spike in gasoline prices, driven in part by the phasing out of subsidies. Some consumers set fires at gas stations—a response that …

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Are a Staggering $5 Tn per Year
August 9, 2017 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by John Abraham (The Guardian)  A new study finds 6.5% of global GDP goes to subsidizing dirty fossil fuels  —  … Second, fossil fuels are expensive. Much of their costs are hidden, however, as subsidies. If people …

UNICA Slams EU Industry for False Subsidy Claims
July 7, 2017 – 10:18 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, UNICA is hitting back at ePure and the European sugar industry for wild, invalidated claims of $1.8 billion in subsidies to its sugarcane sector and cross-subsidization of its ethanol …

RELEASE: G20 Nations Sending Billions in Finance to Fossil Fuels
July 7, 2017 – 9:20 am | No Comment

(Oil Change International/PriceOfOil.com)  New report provides first-ever analysis of public financing for energy projects  —  Each year, G20 countries provide nearly four times more public finance to fossil fuels than to clean energy, according to a …

NBB Considers Legal Options Regarding Surging Argentinian Biodiesel Imports Since Filing of Trade Petition
June 29, 2017 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  New data show that dumped and subsidized biodiesel imports from Argentina continue unabated and, in fact, have further surged into the United States. In March of 2017, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) …

ALTERNATE ENERGY: Ethanol: It’s Just Plain Corny
June 26, 2017 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by James Bobreski (Finger Lakes Times)  … Ethanol is the alcohol in our beer that we enjoy at a ball game, a party or after a long day at work. In this author’s opinion that’s where it …

RELEASE: Taxpayers on the Hook for Billions in Subsidies for Fossil Fuels on Public Lands
May 24, 2017 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

(Oil Change International)  Study finds $7 billion per year in direct subsidies and tens of billions in liabilities  —  The U.S. government is providing extensive support for fossil fuel production on public lands and waters …

Ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard Has Been a Success: Letter to the Editor
May 8, 2017 – 8:33 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Cleveland.com)  Robert Chase may be a well-qualified petroleum engineer (“Remove the ethanol albatross from around the necks of U.S. consumers,” April 30), but his knowledge of alternative fuels seems rooted …

Drain the Swamp, Clear Cut Mountains
April 4, 2017 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Trent Loos (High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  …  While there is a lot to be discussed, today it is the subsidies ethanol production gets that we should focus on. Oh wait, there are no longer …

CPAC Panel: Ethanol Regs Aren’t Helping Corn Belt Economies
February 27, 2017 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Follett (The Daily Caller News Foundation)  Members of the Conservative Political Action Conference panel “Energy Rationing: The Tragic, Unintended Consequences,” argued the federal ethanol mandate isn’t benefiting the regions of the country it’s …

G20 Urged to Ditch Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2020, Go Green
February 15, 2017 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)   Investors and insurers with more than $2.8 trillion in assets under management on Wednesday called on the Group of 20 economies to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020 despite U.S. …

Ethanol and Biofuel Policies
February 14, 2017 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Nicolas Loris (DownsizingGovernment.org/The Heritage Foundation)  … The problem is not with the voluntary use of biofuels in the marketplace, but rather policies that mandate and subsidize biofuels. …
Congress should end its intervention in the biofuels …

Ending Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 37 Gt over 2017-2050; Study
February 13, 2017 – 11:00 am | No Comment

(International Institute for Sustainable Development/PressReleasePoint)  A complete removal of subsidies for the production of fossil fuels today would result in a steady decline in greenhouse gas emissions between now and 2050 as more oil, gas …

Birdlife and T&E to Release Anti-Biofuel Documentary in January
December 28, 2016 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, following on from the November release of their joint publication “The Black Book of Bioenergy”, Birdlife Europe and Central Asia has again teamed with Transport & Environment on …

Can Ethanol Cure China’s Corn Indigestion?
December 23, 2016 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

by Julien Hall, Samar Niazi, and Gao Xiaojuan (Platts Commodity Pulse VIDEO)  China’s corn stockpiles, built up over the past couple of years, have reached problematic levels. In this video, S&P Global Platts Agriculture editors Julien …

Ethanol an Efficient Fuel for the Nation
December 19, 2016 – 8:45 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/The Intelligencer  Wheeling News-Register)  … Food price inflation has averaged just 2.6 percent annually since 2005, compared to the 3.5 percent average from 1980-2004. It is important to note that …

Ethanol Industry No Longer Gets Federal Incentives
December 5, 2016 – 7:03 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/News-Leader)  The production of ethanol does not use food-based feedstocks, and the U.S. ethanol industry has not received any government incentive in the past five years. But readers wouldn’t know that …

What Does it Take? The Experts Report from Ottawa on Scaling up the Bioeconomy
November 21, 2016 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past week, a remarkable group of people gathered in Ottawa, perhaps described best as the “friends of Jeff” because the ostensible excuse for a get-together was Jeff Passmore’s Scaling …

Canadian Producers Poised for Carbon Reduction Era
November 15, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The state of the Canadian ethanol industry at year end.  —  Optimism is growing among Canadian biofuel producers as the federal government is embracing carbon reduction strategies in …

Can Biofuels Take Flight? Alternative Fuels for Jetliners Face Political and Economic Headwinds
November 7, 2016 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by John Stang (Geek Wire)  Two major steps in Washington’s infant jet biofuel industry are expected to take place in the next couple months.
In November, a study group is expected to provide the Port of …

Con: Wind an Even Bigger Boondoggle than Ethanol
October 24, 2016 – 8:59 pm | No Comment

by Mark J. Perry  (South Coast Today/American Enterprise Institute)  … No question, there is a lot of hype about wind power being a huge potential source of energy. Its advocates like to point out that 80 million …

Sponsler: There’s More to the Story When It Comes to the Renewable Fuel Standard
October 24, 2016 – 8:15 pm | No Comment

by Mark Sponsler (Colorado Corn/Greeley Tribune)  … In spite of its supporters being hugely outspent, the RFS passed based on the common-sense approach of diversifying fuel sources beyond the effective monopoly of petroleum interests, lessening our dependence …

Biofuels Are a Climate Mistake
October 24, 2016 – 8:09 pm | No Comment

(Science 2.0)  Ever since the 1973 oil embargo, U.S. energy policy has sought to replace petroleum-based transportation fuels with alternatives. One prominent option is using biofuels, such as ethanol in place of gasoline and biodiesel …

The New World Has Arrived: 16th International Conference Datagro Sugar and Ethanol Promotes the Innovations of the Sector
October 24, 2016 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Laís Forti Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On October 17-18, 2016, Datagro held its 16th International Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Once again, this event reunited many great specialists of the sector. Innovations and public policies …

Climate’s Growing Role in Presidential Race
October 6, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  …   YOU BUILD ME UP: The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate released a report today that found $90 trillion in infrastructure investments will be needed over the …

USDA to Pay Farmers More than $7 Billion Due to Low Crop Prices
October 5, 2016 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

by Tom Polansek (Reuters)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay more than $7 billion of taxpayers’ money to farmers this fall to keep them afloat in the face of low crop prices, agency officials said …

Ecofiscal Commission’s Biofuel Report Is Deeply Flawed, a Step Backward for Climate Action
October 5, 2016 – 11:27 am | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/Newswire)  A controversial report was released today (October 4, 2016) by Canada’s Ecofiscal commission that misses the mark on practical guidance for reducing climate change emissions in transportation. If the recommendations in Course …

Christopher Ragan: Stop Subsidizing Biofuels
October 4, 2016 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Christoper Ragan (National Post)  Carbon pricing is becoming a mainstream part of Canadian policy. Four provinces have or will soon have carbon prices, one more has made a commitment to do so, and the …

Expected Record Harvest Won’t Profit Farmers Facing Their Third Year of Falling Income
October 3, 2016 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

By Barbara Soderlin and Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  Fields across the Midlands are packed with copper-colored cornstalks, an expected record-size crop drying in the breeze as the fall harvest gets underway.
But there’s a worry underlying …

Investors Urge G20 Nations to Ratify Paris Climate Deal This Year
August 30, 2016 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)  Investors managing more than $13 trillion of assets urged leaders of the Group of 20 on Wednesday to ratify a global climate deal by the end of 2016 and to step …

Letter to Editor: Good Policy
August 15, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Mike Chisam (The Hays Daily News)  A recent article in the Hays Daily News, titled “Subsidized madness,” makes erroneous claims about the Renewable Fuel Standard and ethanol. The article attacks the RFS by using the …

Europe’s Broken Biofuels Policy
August 15, 2016 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

by Dick Roche (EurActiv)  Public policy should be built on firm foundations. Objective analysis, verifiable facts and solid science are good starting points, but that was absent in biofuels policy-making, writes Dick Roche.
The foundations on …

To Lead Abroad on Climate, Repeal Oil and Gas Tax Breaks at Home
August 11, 2016 – 10:16 am | No Comment

by Gilbert E. Metcalf (The Hill/Tufts University)  … Proponents of reform argue that eliminating tax preferences for producers of oil and gas would save $4 billion taxpayer dollars each year and strengthen American leadership on climate change.

In …

CEI Releases Another Anti-#RFS Report
August 3, 2016 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  A new report released this week by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is arguing that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) should be repealed for its “numerous economic, ethical and real-world problems”. …

Our View: Ethanol: Politics May Change, but Realities Don’t
August 3, 2016 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

(Mankato Free Press)  Why It Matters: Ethanol as a clean energy has come under criticism but the pollution caused by fossil fuels remains the reality.  —  The politics of green energy have evolved over the …

40-Plus Groups Call on Congress to End Tax Breaks for Big Oil
July 17, 2016 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  More than 40 national organizations have called on Congress to end more than a century of tax breaks for the oil industry. In a letter to U.S. legislators, a diverse …

Renewable Biofuels Are Vital to an All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy
July 1, 2016 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by William Feehery (The Hill/DuPont Industrial Biosciences)   … One of the most vital and immediate tools at our disposal in the campaign for energy independence is renewable fuel. It is the only technology that can …

Letters to Editor: Clearing the Air on Ethanol
June 22, 2016 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Richmond Times-Dispatch)  … Joe Geiger’s recent Business Principles 101 column on business fads contained a number of fundamental inaccuracies related to the U.S. ethanol industry. As the saying goes, people are entitled …

It Depends: Heard on the Floor at ABLC Feedstocks
June 8, 2016 – 10:38 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  The headline from the event is that projects and feedstock providers are more engaged than we have seen previously — a wave of technology development that once took place …

G7 Nations Pledge to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2025
June 6, 2016 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Karl Mathiesen (The Guardian)  Leaders of the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the EU urge all countries to join them in eliminating support for coal, oil and gas in a decade …

Guest Opinion: Misinformation Hurts Ethanol’s Place at Pump
June 6, 2016 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

by Mike Lefever (Post Independent/Citizen Telegram)  … In the end, though, I hope your take away is the same as mine; there’s a place at the pump for ethanol, petroleum and other fuels. We just don’t want …

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

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

Oil Market Manipulation Is Alive and Well
May 13, 2016 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Talent (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/The Hill)  Opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) claim that the free hand of an unrestricted marketplace will guide biofuels into our fuel supply, driving economic …

RFA Questions Fairness of Big Oil Tax Subsidies
May 11, 2016 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … While hardworking Americans will receive an average of more than $2,800 in refunds, did you know that oil producers and refiners receive $4 billion–6 billion in federal tax incentives and …

Should Taxpayers Keep Subsidizing the Ethanol Industry?
May 6, 2016 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Mike Crawley (CBC News) Ontario’s $520 million fund for ethanol producers expires next year  —  Ontario taxpayers are handing tens of millions of dollars to ethanol producers annually, but with a lucrative provincial fund set to …

More Misinformation from Fossil Fuel-Backed Special Interests about Renewable Energy
April 22, 2016 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Gabe Elsner (The Hill)  … American tax payers have paid conventional fuels more than $500 billion and counting over the last 100 years. The International Monetary Fund calculated global fossil fuel subsidies to be a …

Big Oil Wins Big on Taxes
April 18, 2016 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Today is Tax Day. While many Americans will receive a modest refund, oil producers are raking in the big bucks, $4 billion to $6 billion, through tax incentives dating back more …

Cooper: Don’t Reverse Course on Ethanol
April 14, 2016 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Tom Thoma (Globe Gazette)  Alan Guebert’s recent column (“The ethanol trap”) asks, “Where would the nation, its farmers, livestock growers, and rural America be today had ethanol not been given … a role in …

ECO:nomics: Koch Industries’ Ethanol Business
April 11, 2016 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

(Wall Street Journal)  Koch Industries’ Director of Environmental, Health and Safety Sheryl Corrigan talks about Koch’s involvement in the ethanol business and its’ campaign against some of the subsidies that it benefits from. She speaks …

Fuel Option that Reduces Emissions Already Exists
April 5, 2016 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  … A proposal introduced last week by Representative Pat Garofalo would provide rebates of up to $2,500 dollars for those who buy or lease a new electric or plug-in hybrid car. …

The Myth about Renewable Energy Subsidies
February 26, 2016 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Giles Parkinson (Clean Technica)  Ever hear the story about why renewable energy can’t compete without a subsidy? You hear it all the time from the fossil fuel industry. And the response from renewables? Take …

Bailout the US Shale Oil/Gas Industry or Fund Clean Sustainable Renewable Transportation? A New Way of Looking at the Options. Press Release
February 16, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

For Immediate Release February 12, 2016—Frederick, MD Advanced Biofuels USA correspondent Robert E. Kozak analyses the potential for a reinvigorated US shale oil/gas industry with and without government subsidies; and compares it to the potential for near-term …

After the Fall: Rebuilding US Liquid Fuel Production – Invest in Our Land or the Shale Oil Fields? (Part 2 of 2)
February 12, 2016 – 11:20 am | No Comment

Efforts to promote a sustainable use of natural resources are not a waste of money, but rather an investment capable of providing other eco­nomic benefits in the medium term. If we look at the larger …

Ethanol Misinformation Clutters 2016 Campaign Coverage
January 29, 2016 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  … But the media play of ethanol has been inaccurate at times, for example when they refer to a corn ethanol subsidy. “There actually is no subsidy for corn ethanol. We gave …

RFA Issues One-Pager to Correct Anti-Ethanol Rhetoric on the Presidential Campaign Trail
January 22, 2016 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuel Association)  In response to the anti-ethanol rhetoric that has been dominating the presidential campaign in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sent a one-pager to media outlets to …

Kakira’s Ethanol Plan Takes Shape
January 20, 2016 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Isaac Khisa (The Independent)  … In the past few years, the firm (Kakira Sugar Ltd, a unit of Madhvani Group) invested heavily in expanding cane crushing and power generation. Now, the ambitious sugar plant is …

Oil Rout Threatens to Scupper Demand for Palm Oil in Biofuel
January 19, 2016 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Anuradha Raghu and Yoga Rusmana  (Bloomberg Business)  Crude oil’s slump has been so severe that it’s now threatening the government-aided biodiesel programs in the world’s top producers of palm oil.
Indonesia may miss its target of …

Sampson County OKs Incentives Package for 2 Hog Waste Power Plants
January 17, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Michael Futch (Fayetteville Observer)  Michigan-based NOVI Energy is moving forward with plans to build two anaerobic digester power plants in Sampson County after county commissioners approved incentives for the facilities.

The proposed plants would bring …

Anti-Cruz Campaign Could Backfire on Ethanol, Backer Says
January 14, 2016 – 8:21 pm | No Comment

by Philip Brasher (Agri-Pulse)  The ethanol industry risks losing its long-standing political clout in presidential elections if Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wins the Iowa caucuses despite the industry’s attacks on him, says Iowa Rep. Steve …

Crude Oil Tumble Hits Southeast Asia’s Biodiesel Ambitions
January 14, 2016 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

by Naveen Thukral (Reuters)  The world’s top palm oil producers Indonesia and Malaysia may have to curb plans to channel more of the commodity into biodiesel as tumbling crude oil prices render the edible oil …

The Government Has Spent a Lot on Electric Cars, but Was It Worth It?
January 11, 2016 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

by Charles Lane (Washington Post)  In August 2010, I proposed this wager to a fellow journalist: President Obama’s declared goal was to get 1 million plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars on the road in the …

Viewpoint: US Biodiesel Imports to Grow in 2016
December 28, 2015 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

(Argus)  Imported biodiesel’s share of the US on-road diesel pool is set to double in 2016 as suppliers in Argentina and elsewhere boost volumes after the US government issued clearer rules for blending tax credits …

The 7 Flying Reindeer: Renewable Fuel Myths that Continue to Defy Gravity
December 23, 2015 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Food vs Fuel, biofuels causing corn planting to skyrocket, low oil prices killing off renewable fuels, the subsidy myth, the emissions myth, the “people won’t buy the fuels” myth, and …

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: From Rhetoric to Reality
December 22, 2015 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Shelagh Whitley and Laurie van der Burg (New Climate Economy)  The research underpinning this New Climate Economy Working Paper was a major input into the 2015 New Climate Economy report and articulates the practical steps …

Budget Deal Oil-for-Renewables Trade Would Substantially Reduce Carbon Emissions
December 21, 2015 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Varun Sivaram and Michael Levi (Council on Foreign Relations)  …  In this post we’re going to estimate the climate impact of the renewables tax credit extensions. We focus on 2016-2020 for three reasons: (a) …

Carson Decries Ethanol Subsidies, Rubio Focuses on Manufacturing
December 18, 2015 – 7:27 pm | No Comment

(RadioIowa)  Republican candidate Ben Carson says he’d like to see all subsidies for the biofuels industry done away with if he wins the White House.
Support for ethanol has become a flash point in the race. On …

How Renewable Ethanol Can Be Produced Sustainably
December 17, 2015 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

(ePURE) … At ePURE, the association representing European ethanol producers, we believe that renewable ethanol can play an important role in decarbonising transport.
Because ethanol can be blended with petrol to run in existing engines, it is …

Presidential Hopeful Would Eliminate Ethanol Subsidies
December 15, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by James Q. Lynch (The Gazette/AgriView)  Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is defending his energy plan that would terminate federal support for ethanol production, claiming that ending subsidies for all forms of energy would expand the …

Eric Branstad: Cruz Oil Stains
December 9, 2015 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Douglas Burns (Des Moines CityView)  Governor’s son rips leading GOP presidential candidate over renewable energy  —  Eric Branstad, leader of a fierce grassroots organization backing renewable-energy sources like ethanol, said last Thursday that Ted …

Brazil Pins Renewable Energy Hopes on 2nd Generation Ethanol
December 4, 2015 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Natalia Ramos (Yahoo! Finance/Agence France Press)  Brazil thinks it has the sweet solution to ridding the world of reliance on fossil fuels for cars and other vehicles: sugar cane ethanol 2.0.
Ethanol — fuel derived …

Rich Nations’ Fossil Fuel Subsidies Exceed Climate Aid 40 to 1: Researchers
December 4, 2015 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Chris Arsenault (PlanetArk.org/Reuters)  Wealthy nations spend 40 times as much money subsidizing fossil fuel production as they contribute to the Green Climate Fund to help poor countries adapt to global warming, a research group said …

To Paris with Love: Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies
December 1, 2015 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by  Carol Werner (The Hill/Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Sometimes, a solution is so blindingly obvious it is hard to see. What if the United States and the rest of the industrialized world stopped subsidizing …

Will Congressional Opposition to RFS Rule Lead to Reform?
December 1, 2015 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Tiffany Stecker (E&E/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  The ink on U.S. EPA’s final rule for the renewable fuel standard is barely dry, but long-standing foes in Congress are already aiming to block the biofuels program.
Yesterday, Rep. …

Obama Dials Back Ethanol Fuel Standard
December 1, 2015 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Tim Devaney (The Hill)  The Obama administration set new standards Monday for ethanol levels in fuel, enraging competing industries that had battled for months to influence the contentious regulations.
The final renewable fuel standard (RFS) unveiled …

EPA Bumps up US Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes for 2015-2016, in Final Ruling
December 1, 2015 – 9:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced final volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard program today for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and final volume requirements for …

RFA: EPA’s Final RFS Rule Puts Future of Biofuels & Climate Policy in Hands of Oil Industry
November 30, 2015 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2014, 2015 and 2016 that refiners have to meet in blending biofuels with gasoline. …

Rubio’s Sugar Support Draws Corn, Soybean Questions
November 19, 2015 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Mackenzie Ryan (Des Moines Register)  …  After Republican rival Ted Cruz took aim at sugar subsidies during last week’s GOP debate, Iowa agriculture and biofuel leaders began questioning how Rubio’s support for that industry compares with his stance …

Research and Markets: Analysing the Biofuel Industry in the United States 2015
November 18, 2015 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

(Research and Markets/BusinessWire)  Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Biofuel Industry in the United States – 2015” report to their offering.
The report helps assess the feasibility of production of biofuels and the potential …

The Assault on Federally Supported Science
November 16, 2015 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by  Robert D. Atkinson (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation/Christian Science Monitor)  Many of the recent attacks on government-backed research conveniently ignore the huge impact that such science has provided worldwide. —  Distrust of government has …

Anti-Ethanol Ad Sparks Outrage Among Ohio’s Corn, Ethanol Producers
November 13, 2015 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio)  Ohio’s corn and ethanol industry is fighting back at ads it says are misleading and funded by big oil. … The ad comes from the American Council for Capital Formation. …

Empty Promises: G20 Subsidies to Oil, Gas and Coal Production
November 12, 2015 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Bast (PriceOfOil.org)  G20 country governments are providing $452 billion a year in subsidies for the production of fossil fuels. Their continued support for fossil fuel production marries bad economics with potentially disastrous consequences for …

Renewable Energy and the Politics of Subsidies: Letters
November 9, 2015 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

(The Guardian)  It’s becoming tiresome hearing government ministers justify their cuts to renewable energy subsidies on the basis that industries must “stand on their own two feet” (Energy minister ‘open-minded’ about UK solar subsidy cuts, …

B20 Diesel Ready to Enter Market Next Year
November 6, 2015 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by Apriadi Gunawan (The Jakarta Post)  The government is optimistic that B20 biodiesel fuel will be ready to enter the market next year in accordance with an initial schedule, as no technical or quality problems were …

Carson Shifts Course on Ethanol Policy
October 29, 2015 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by Brianne Pfannenstiel (Des Moines Register)  Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson appeared to reverse course on ethanol policy Wednesday, backtracking from his earlier idea to help the ethanol industry rather than the oil industry.

In May, Carson said he “would probably …

Culling Fossil Fuel Subsidies Would Reduce Emissions By 11%
October 28, 2015 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Joshua S Hill (Clean Technica)  A new report modelling the removal of fossil fuel subsidies in 20 countries showed such a move would reduce national emissions by an average of 11%.  —  The call …

Got Corn? Ethanol Is No Longer King In Iowa Among Candidates
October 27, 2015 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Clay Masters (National Public Radio)  … But this election cycle, ethanol is not the campaign force it once was. …
“I think, ultimately, we need to get to a point where there aren’t winners or losers …

No Rich White Guy Left Behind: The Selling of Electric Cars as Zero Emission Vehicles
October 26, 2015 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Electric cars and their $1600 cost per ton for CO2 reduction. And, yep, you’re paying for it.  Electric cars have environmental benefits, no doubt about it, and anyone who drives one …

Gov’t Prepares Subsidy for Biodiesel B20
October 21, 2015 – 11:50 am | No Comment

(Tempo)  Achieving success in the mixing of 15 percent vegetable oil (B15) with solar, the government will increase it to 20 percent (B20). Around Rp8 billion from crude palm oil exports or CPO Supporting Fund …

China to Revive Corn-Based Ethanol Amid Record High Stocks
October 19, 2015 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Niu Shuping and Chen Aizhu (Reuters)  China, the world’s second-largest corn consumer, is set to resume building new corn-based ethanol plants after a nearly decade-long ban, in a move that could help absorb the …

Opinion: Our Generation’s Moonshot: A Clean-Energy World by 2050
October 7, 2015 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Jeffrey D. Sachs (Market Watch)  In May 1961, President John F. Kennedy stirred America and the world with these words: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this …

Govt Resumes E85 Promotion with Additional Bt2/Litre Subsidy
October 5, 2015 – 10:27 pm | No Comment

by Pichaya Changsorn (The Nation)  The government yesterday agreed to resume its promotion of E85 gasohol, via the injection of an additional Bt2-per-litre subsidy for the highest ethanol-blended oil product on the market.
Energy Minister Anantaporn Kanjanarat …

The 800 Ways Taxpayer Money Supports Fossil Fuel Industries
September 29, 2015 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Reed Landberg (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  If the world seeks to lower carbon emissions, why is support for fossil fuels so strong? —   As world leaders converge on New York for a United Nations gathering …

Survey: Americans Don’t Want to Pay for Neighbor’s EV
September 15, 2015 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

(American Energy Alliance)  Today, the American Energy Alliance released a new survey examining voters’ attitudes toward transportation policy, specifically government support for electric vehicles. The results show that Americans are deeply skeptical of government making …

EPA More Enemy than Ally to Ethanol
August 20, 2015 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  There is a long history of antagonism and sometimes outward hostility by the EPA toward ethanol, writes Mike Bryan. — Most of us find it strange and frustrating that we …

Renewable Fuels Association Poll: Over Six in 10 Voters Support the RFS
April 28, 2015 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

(Morning Consult)  Morning Consult conducted a national poll on behalf of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The survey of 2,047 registered voters took place from April 5-7, 2015. Results from the full survey have a …

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Ups Biofuels Presence at Policy Forum
April 24, 2015 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Over the past year, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) increased its work with the biofuels sector of renewable energy, upped its presence and activity at biofuels-related conferences …

The Motley Fool Criticizes Ethanol Subsidies That Don’t Exist
April 7, 2015 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Denise Robbins  (Media Matters)  The multimedia financial services company The Motley Fool criticized ethanol for allegedly relying on government subsidies — despite the fact that subsidies for corn ethanol, which comprises the vast majority …

Fuels America Launches ‘Clean, Secure, American Energy’ Campaign
March 9, 2015 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

(Fuels America/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As America marks the 102nd anniversary of tax breaks for oil companies this week, the Fuels America coalition is launching a “Clean, Secure American Energy” campaign that will highlight the success of …

Palm Oil Update Indonesia: Subsidies for Biofuel to Lift CPO Prices
February 27, 2015 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(Indonesia-Investments)  Due to the Indonesian government’s plan to increase biofuel subsidies from IDR 1,500 per liter to IDR 4,000 per liter – in a move to protect the domestic biofuel industry – palm oil futures …

Transfer of Subsidy to Biofuel Accelerates Deforestation, Says Walhi
February 18, 2015 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(Jakarta Post)  The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) is warning that the government’s policy to shift subsidies from fossil fuels to palm oil-based biofuel will only accelerate deforestation in this country.
“Shifting subsidies to land-based …

Fuel Summit Reflects on Lack of RFS, Options for Expansion
February 8, 2015 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)  Government uncertainty and low oil prices pose the biggest challenges to the ethanol and biodiesel markets in 2015, according to speakers at last week’s Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit.
… The 10 …

Unearthed: A Rallying Cry for a Crop Program that Could Change Everything
February 6, 2015 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Tamar Haspel (The Washington Post)  …It’s crop-neutral insurance. But, dull as it sounds, it might be the key to getting our agriculture policy more in line with public health priorities.
That goal is getting some attention. …

George W. Bush’s Favorite Green Car Is Making a Comeback
February 6, 2015 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

by Jason Plautz  (National Journal)  Under President George W. Bush, hydrogen-powered cars were the automotive technology of the future, with the promise of ditching gasoline and driving for miles with only water as exhaust.
But a …

Looking Down the Road at Biofuels, Coal, Gas, and Oil
February 6, 2015 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “The short-term picture of a well-supplied oil market should not disguise the challenges that lie ahead as reliance grows on a relatively small number of producers,” warns the International Energy Agency.
Why …

The 5 Most Maddening Myths about Corn and Ethanol
January 12, 2015 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Food vs Fuel, emissions, cost competitiveness, and RINsanity. Some of the most unfair bricks hurled at corn starch-based ethanol — and here’s why. …
In the field of renewable fuels, there’s …

Spotlight on Iowa
January 7, 2015 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Producer Magazine digs into the details of ethanol production in Iowa and how the industry got started.
When Jerry Mohr, president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association board of …

Sorry, Mr. Matthews, Fossil Fuels Are Not the Way to Go: PennLive Letters
December 22, 2014 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/PennLive)  In a recent diatribe on Pennlive, (“Don’t subsidize renewable energy; fossil fuels are the way to go,” Dec 15), Merrill Matthews wrongly states that corn ethanol is more expensive …

Three Ways Renewables Could Benefit From Low Oil Prices
December 19, 2014 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Jeff McMahon (Forbes)  … International Energy Agency director Maria van der Hoeven and U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz appeared together Thursday at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington DC, where van der Hoeven presented the …

Road-Map to Multi-Million Pound Sustainable Aviation Fuels Industry Launched
December 3, 2014 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(Sustainable Aviation)  Sustainable Aviation (SA), a coalition of the UK’s airlines, airports, manufacturers and air navigation service provider NATS, has launched its latest Road-Map, which considers the opportunities for sustainable aviation fuels. The Road-Map identifies …

Myths And Facts About The Renewable Fuel Standard
December 1, 2014 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Kevin Kalhoefer and Denise Robbins  (Media Matters)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it will delay its decision about the 2014 levels for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires oil refiners to …

Fossil Fuels Reap $550 Billion in Subsidies, Hindering Renewables Investment
November 25, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  Fossil fuels are reaping $550 billion a year in subsidies and holding back investment in cleaner forms of energy, the International Energy Agency said.

Oil, coal and gas received more …

Carbon Fee Bill Would Benefit Algae Industry
November 21, 2014 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate includes a provision that would encourage carbon utilization technology. The Algae Biomass Organization has spoken out to applaud the bill, which calls for …

GRFA: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Discourage Investment in Renewables
November 19, 2014 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The International Energy Agency has released its annual World Energy Outlook, revealing that fossil fuel consumption subsidies reached $550 billion in 2013. According to the IEA these subsidies are …

IEA: ‘The Cost of Fossil Fuels to an Economy Is Not Reduced by Subsidies; It Is Just Redistributed’
November 14, 2014 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Katherine Tweed (GreenTechMedia)  Global subsidies for fossil fuels totaled nearly $550 billion in 2013.
Countries around the globe have committed to reducing subsidies for fossil fuels, primarily oil and gas. But that commitment is not …

Rich Countries Subsidising Oil, Gas and Coal Companies by $88bn a Year
November 11, 2014 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

(The Guardian) US, UK, Australia giving tax breaks to explore new reserves despite climate advice that fossil fuels should be left buried
Rich countries are subsidising oil, gas and coal companies by about $88bn (£55.4bn) a year …

Toxic Chemicals in Gasoline Are Killing Americans
November 5, 2014 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

by Larry Pearce (The Hill)  In 1990, Congress passed the Clean Air Act Amendments and directed the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce the dangerous chemical additives in gasoline. Today, 24 years later, this law …

New Report Sheds Light on the Old “Food Vs. Fuel” Bioenergy Debate
October 14, 2014 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer Runyon (RenewableEnergyWorld.com) There was never any conflict between using corn for food or for ethanol since corn growers send most of their product to animal feedlots. That product isn’t even meant for human consumption …

Earth to Cellulosic Ethanol: Glad You’re Here, Buddy, What Took so Long? Parts 1 and 2
October 10, 2014 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cellulosic ethanol arrives at scale — “The five years away forever” put to rest — but are there troubling waters still ahead? For whom, and why?
Part I of II
There’s a …

Renewable Energy Could Hit 36% Of Global Energy Use, But There’s A Biomass Catch
August 22, 2014 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Silvio Marcacci (The Energy Collective)  … The report (International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) REmap 2030) lays out a five-step roadmap for scaling renewable energy up to 36% of the world’s total final energy consumption (TFEC), cutting …

St1 Biofuels: From Sawdust to Transport Fuel – Cellunolix® Ethanol Plant to Be Built in Finland
August 15, 2014 – 10:36 am | No Comment

(North European Oil Trade Oy/St1 Biofuels/BusinessWire)  North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB) has made an investment decision concerning the construction of a bioethanol plant on the Renforsin Ranta industrial estate in Kajaani. The raw material …

U.S. Trade Rep Tours Biodiesel Leader’s Family Farm, Discusses RFS Threats
August 13, 2014 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Biodiesel Board)  Argentine biodiesel imports could reverse domestic energy progress
Hosting a U.S. Trade Representative on his family farm outside Des Moines, Grant Kimberley, executive director of the Iowa Biodiesel Board, took the opportunity to …

Ethanol Explosive for Cruz, Paul
August 7, 2014 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by  Alexander Bolton (The Hill)  Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rand Paul (Ky.) are trying to avoid an ethanol landmine in Iowa.

Iowa kingmakers in the party such as Sen. Chuck Grassley want the Republican presidential nominee …

Producers, Industry Veterans Describe Opportunities in Ethanol
June 12, 2014 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Ethanol has gone through many cycles, said Lucy Norton, managing director of Iowa Renewable Fuels. It became popular in the fuel shortages around the oil embargoes in the industry’s …

Renewable Energy Subsidies Are the Most Transparent and Visible
May 7, 2014 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Zoe Casey (Renewable Energy World) From direct government support to tax breaks and the cost of negative externalities like pollution, subsidies to the power sector take many different — and often hidden — forms. In fact, the …

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Outstrip Renewables Funding by Billions
March 5, 2014 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

(Deutche Welle)  Back in 2009, at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, leading heads of state decided that subsidies for oil, gas and coal would slowly have to be cut worldwide. The closing statement of the …