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‘We Want Sweeter Ethanol Law’
September 12, 2017 – 7:39 pm | No Comment

by Tinashe Makichi (The Sunday Mail)  The Zimbabwe Energy Council will engage the Energy and Power Development Ministry over relaxation of legislation compelling investors to enter joint ventures with Government if they want ethanol production …

Ethanol Policy Shaping up as a de Facto Tax on Sydney Drivers
August 10, 2017 – 8:02 pm | No Comment

by Sean Nicholls (Sydney Morning Herald)  … (Innovation and better regulation minister Matt Kean) Kean inherited a policy championed by his predecessor Victor Dominello to boost ethanol sales in NSW via E10 – a blend of ethanol …

MPs Pitch for More Focus on Renewable Sources of Energy
August 7, 2017 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(Press Trust of India)  Opposition lawmakers today asked the government to put adequate focus on renewable sources of energy to cut dependency on fossil fuel, saying time has come to take the matter seriously.
During a …

Renewable Energy Group Applauds Illinois Legislature for Extending Biodiesel Incentive
July 7, 2017 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Group/NASDAQ.com)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) leaders praised Illinois lawmakers for approving a five-year extension of a significant biodiesel incentive.
Current Illinois law, which expires at the end of 2018, offers retailers a 20 …

Gevo’s Isobutanol Cleared for Use in On-Road Vehicles in Arizona
May 23, 2017 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Bill HB2368 Permits Isobutanol to be Used as a Fuel Additive for On-Road Vehicles  —  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that a bill recently signed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will let gas stations …

It’s Time for States to Save the Planet: State-Level Carbon Taxes Offer a Path to the Ultimate Climate Solution.
May 8, 2017 – 8:08 pm | No Comment

by Charles Komanoff (Huffington Post)  The Carbon Tax Center is out with a new report timed to the surging climate movement. We surveyed all 50 U.S. states (and Washington, DC) to identify the ones with …

California Gov. Approves Fuel Tax, Vehicle Fee Transportation Package
May 2, 2017 – 11:29 am | No Comment

(NGT News)  California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed into law the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, which will raise $52.4 billion over the next decade through an increase in fuel taxes and …

Growing Hemp for Industrial Purposes to Be Allowed in South Australia
February 27, 2017 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Lauren Novak (The Advertiser/News.com.au)  Growing and manufacturing hemp for industrial purposes, such as cosmetics, clothing or construction materials, will be allowed in South Australia now the State Government has thrown its support behind a Greens …

Lawmakers Aim to Boost Central Illinois Agricultural Economy
February 13, 2017 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Chris Lusvardi (Herald & Review)  Legislation introduced in Springfield could boost efforts to attract bio-based businesses to Decatur and Central Illinois. The legislation introduced by state Sens. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, and Andy Manar, D-Bunker …

Who’s Still Fighting Climate Change? The U.S. Military
February 8, 2017 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

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

Uganda: Museveni Wants Law on Sugarcane By-Products
January 25, 2017 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by  Ismail Musa Ladu (The Monitor/All Africa)  President Museveni has directed the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Ms Amelia Kyambadde to bring to Parliament, within six months, a law that will allow for the …

New Laws That Take Effect January 2017: Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit
January 3, 2017 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(New York State Senate)  Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit: The 2016-17 budget extended the Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit from Jan. 1, 2017 until Jan. 1, 2020. It also requires that beginning in 2017, to …

Opposition Wants Biofuels Bill Start Date Staggered
December 20, 2016 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Mary Karugaba  (New Vision)  Staggering the commencement date would help government build capacity. —  … Presenting the opposition’s views on the Biofuels Bills, 2016 to the parliamentary committee on Natural Resources, MP Simon Oyet argued that …

Preliminary Approval to the Project to Reuse Cooking Oil for Biodiesel
November 25, 2016 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

(30 Dias de Noticias (Google translation))  It aims to boost production of biofuels and avoid contamination.  —  The bill the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Antonio Bonfatti, which establishes the reuse of vegetable oils …

NYC Mayor de Blasio signs Biodiesel Heating Oil Bill into Law
October 21, 2016 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a major piece of legislation Oct. 18 that will significantly increase the volume of biodiesel in heating oil sold in within the …

Biodiesel Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple’s Carbon Emissions
September 28, 2016 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/PR Newswire)  New York City passes legislation to increase cleaner-burning biodiesel in heating oil  —  The City of New York has taken another significant step in reducing the region’s carbon footprint by passing …

California Scores Tremendous Victories on Climate Policy and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard
August 26, 2016 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

(Low Carbon Fuels Coalition)  The Low Carbon Fuels Coalition (LCFC) is pleased to announce that the California State Senate and Assembly have approved a pair of ground-breaking climate bills (SB 32 and AB 197). Governor …

California Assembly Approves Climate Change Law
August 25, 2016 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Anshu Siripurapu (Sacramento Bee)  After an intense floor debate, a bill extending California’s greenhouse gas emission targets squeaked by in the Assembly on Tuesday.
Senate Bill 32 was seen as a crucial step for reauthorizing the …

North Carolina House Committee Approves Industrial Hemp Research Study
June 21, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(WXII)  North Carolina lawmakers are pushing a proposal to authorize the cultivation of industrial hemp with the goal of allowing researchers to begin planting next spring.
The House Agriculture Committee approved a bill Thursday allowing for …

Constantinides Calls For More Sustainable Heating
June 2, 2016 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(Queens Gazette)  City Council Member Costa Constantinides, joined by environmental groups and others, rallied in support of his bill INT. 642 on May 25. The legislation would ensure more sustainable energy consumption by increasing the …

Iowa Biodiesel Board Commends Signing of Bill to Expand IA Biodiesel Incentives
May 26, 2016 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  It just makes sense! That’s the sentiment from the Iowa Biodiesel Board and other supporters as Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed SF 2309 into law today, expanding state biodiesel incentives.
The bill includes a …

Alberta Proposes Carbon Tax As Part Of Climate Push
May 26, 2016 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Martin O’Sullivan (Law360)  An environmental law introduced this week in Alberta would reinvest money from a new carbon tax in green technology and return some of that cash to residents.
Bill 20, or the Climate …

Branstad Signature Ensures Iowans Have Greater Access to Homegrown Fuel
May 17, 2016 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(KMALand/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law H.F. 2464, a multifaceted bill that secures funding for the state’s highly successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure …

Manildra Gave Inflated Jobs Figures to Minister before Ethanol Bill
May 4, 2016 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Sean Nicholls (Sidney Morning Herald)  Ethanol producer Manildra gave vastly inflated figures to the NSW government about the number of people employed in the industry before legislation forcing small petrol retailers to sell the biofuel.
According …

Iowa Offers Tax Incentives In Bid To Become An Epicenter For Innovation In Bio-based Materials
April 19, 2016 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Steven Savage (Forbes)  Last week the governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, signed a bill which came to him with bipartisan support from the legislature. The measure institutes tax incentives designed to accelerate the growth …

Brazil’s President Rousseff Signs Biodiesel Increase into Law
April 6, 2016 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  At the presidential palace March 23, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed into law the mandatory percentage increase of biodiesel blended with diesel fuel from the current 7 percent to 8 …

Electric Car Bill Will Do Little to Reduce Emissions
March 31, 2016 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Today’s Star Tribune reported of a proposal in the Minnesota legislature that calls for a financial incentive to boost electric or plug-in hybrid sales in the state to reduce emissions.

According to the …

Dilma Sanctions Law Increasing Addition of Biodiesel in Diesel
March 25, 2016 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Leonardo Goy (Reuters; Google translation)  President Dilma Rousseff signed on Wednesday the law which provides for the gradual increase in biodiesel blend in diesel, from the current 7 percent to 8 percent in March …

New South Wales Passes State Biofuels Reform Bill, Limits Exceptions to Boost Blend Rates
March 25, 2016 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Australia, the NSW Parliament approved legislative changes to the operation of the NSW Biofuels Act. imposing the requirement that 6% of all motor spirits sold. The Bill also includes provision …

Dr Peter Phelps Quits as NSW Government Whip over Ethanol Laws
March 22, 2016 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

by Alicia Wood (The Daily Telegraph)  NSW upper house government whip Peter Phelps resigned yesterday — forgoing $20,000 a year in salary — as part of a NSW parliament revolt over controversial new laws forcing …

NYC Council Member Sold on Biodiesel Benefits
January 18, 2016 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by by Tom Steever (Brownfield Ag News)  New York City officials are looking for ways to increase the required blend of biodiesel in fuel.  New York City Council Member Costa Constantanides tells Brownfield Ag News that …

Weighing Panama’s Biofuels Policy & Market
December 21, 2015 – 7:17 pm | No Comment

(Stratas Advisors) This segment is from the report, “Panama: Biofuels Policy & Market.” The full report is part of Stratas Advisors’ Global Biofuels Assessment service. Rising oil prices and dependence on imported petroleum products led Panama’s government …

Sugar and Grain Industries Say New Ethanol Legislation Is a Big Win
December 3, 2015 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

(ABC News)  Australia’s biggest sugar milling company, Wilmar, says new legislation boosts the chances of bioethanol becoming a major contributor to the state’s economy.
The legislation passed through Queensland Parliament last night and sets a mandated …

Brazil’s CRA Clears Bill to Boost Biofuel Production at Small Plants
October 30, 2015 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(See News)  Brazil’s Commission of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform (CRA) approved today the bill 252/11 that seeks to encourage production of biofuels at micro plants, especially those operated by family farmers.
In Brazil, micro biofuel plants are those with a …

Council Members, Oil Lobby Square off in Tense Hearing on Biofuel Bills
October 28, 2015 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by David Giambusso (Politico New York)  Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration tacitly endorsed two bills to increase the use of biofuel citywide, but a Monday hearing on them grew heated nonetheless when oil lobby representatives …

Government Confuses Me
October 23, 2015 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The purpose of good government has gotten all tangled up in political posturing and a seemingly single focus on getting re-elected, writes Mike Bryan.
It seems to me that governments …

Jobs at Barnawartha Biofuel Plant Saved
July 6, 2015 – 7:33 pm | No Comment

by Nigel McNay (The Border Mail)  Several dozen jobs have been saved at Barnawartha’s biofuel plant.  That follows the amendment of federal legislation last week to change the excise rules for biodiesel.  ARfuels managing director Andrew …

Cabinet Approves the Biofuels Bill, 2014
June 25, 2015 – 9:12 pm | No Comment

(Uganda Media Center, Office of the President)  Although Government has a policy in place (The Renewable Energy Policy for Uganda, 2007) which provides for the blending of biofuels with fossil fuels (Petroleum Fuel) in regulated …

Counterpoint: E15 Good for Car Owners and Environment
April 28, 2015 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Joel Hennen (Chicago Sun-Times)  … Unfortunately, I’ve heard a lot of misinformation during the debate about the Chicago Clean Air Choice Ordinance, which would free Chicago fuel retailers from the oil industry’s burdensome restrictions, allowing them …

The Production of Biofuel as a Single Possible Way to Rescue of SE Ukrspirt
April 21, 2015 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

(Ukrainian Biofuel Portal)  According to official statistics, in 2014 the production volumes and alcohol sales exceedingly declined, which posed the menace for the domestic industry existence.
Last year the export volume of alcohol reached only 200 …

Energy Union Pushes for E-Mobility and Alternative Fuels in Transport
February 27, 2015 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv)  The European Commission plans further steps to decarbonise the transport sector through a shift to alternative fuels and electro-mobility, according to the latest draft of the Energy Union proposal,  …
According to the draft proposal, …

Prime the Pump Seeks to Expand E15 Infrastructure
December 11, 2014 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The fate of the Chicago E15 ordinance is still unknown. Passed by the city council’s finance committee on Monday, a vote by the full council was deferred Dec. 10 …

Sen. Whitehouse to Push Carbon Price Bill
October 29, 2014 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

by  Laura Barron-Lopez  (The Hill) Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) is preparing legislation that will put a price on carbon and he plans to introduce it next month.   Whitehouse announced the legislation during a conference …

Honolulu City Council Adopts Resolution for Biodiesel Initiative
September 15, 2014 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  On Sept. 10, the Honolulu City Council adopted a resolution requesting the development of a biodiesel initiative for the city’s existing mass transit diesel vehicles.
Introduced by Stanley Chang, Chair of the …

Proposals for a Reform of the Renewable Energy Directive to a Renewable Energy and Materials Directive (REMD)
June 2, 2014 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Michael Carus, Lara Dammer, Andreas Hermann and Roland Essel (nova-Institute)  nova-paper #4 “Proposals for a Reform of the Renewable Energy Directive to a Renewable Energy and Materials Directive (REMD)” presents a reform proposal that …

Solon Wants House to Probe Biofuel Compliance
December 30, 2013 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by  Butch Fernandez (Business Mirror)  … A lawmaker has filed a resolution asking the House Committee on Energy to probe the performance and impact assessment of the Biofuels Act of 2006 and the development of alternative sources …

Airlines Set to Win Carbon Credits from Biofuel Flights
February 15, 2012 – 9:23 am | No Comment

(EurActiv)  The European Commission has asked airlines to report on “the amount of biomass” they use so that biofuels can be accounted as “zero emission” in the greenhouse gas emissions reports they are requested to …

India’s New Food Security Law to Cover 70% of Its Population
June 9, 2011 – 10:32 am | No Comment

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia) In India, the fact that good government is the best solution to food vs fuel competition was demonstrated this week when country’s famously tight policy on biofuels production was …