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The Problem with the Ethanol Industry

by Robert Rapier (Forbes)  … The ethanol industry would argue that if refiners weren’t being forced to blend ethanol, they wouldn’t. That’s mostly true. Ethanol has a significantly lower energy content

August 12, 2019 Read Full Article

The Real Fuel Issue

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Washington Post)  I was surprised to see in Catherine Rampell’s July 26 op-ed, “The Grand Old Socialist Party,” a line about “big fat federal government subsidies

August 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Fact Sheet: Fossil Fuel Subsidies: A Closer Look at Tax Breaks and Societal Costs

by Clayton Coleman and Emma Dietz (Environmental and Energy Study Institute) A recent analysis published in Nature Energy found that continuing current fossil fuel subsidies would make it profitable to extract half of all

August 2, 2019 Read Full Article

In Lobbying Battle for Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, It’s Car Makers vs. the Oil and Gas Industry

by Dino Grandoni and Steven Mufson (Washington Post)  … GM, like a fleet of other car manufacturers, is seeking the extension of a tax break that has for a decade helped sustain the

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Governor Jay Inslee Rolls Out More Climate Policy

(Our Daily Planet)  When it comes to climate policy, Governor Jay Inslee already has a plan to address nearly every element of the climate crisis, but on Monday he rolled out a new

June 25, 2019 Read Full Article

United States Spend Ten Times More on Fossil Fuel Subsidies than Education

by James Ellsmoor (Forbes)  The fossil fuel lobby has actively worked in many countries to protect their subsidies and avoid the imposition of carbon taxes. Doing so protects their profits. US spent

June 20, 2019 Read Full Article

1 Big Thing: The Persistence of Fossil Fuel Subsidies

(Axios)  … International Energy Agency data shows that worldwide subsidies that lower consumer costs for fossil fuels grew to over $400 billion last year, their highest levels since 2014. Why it matters: The

June 18, 2019 Read Full Article

The Permian Basin Is Booming With Oil. But at What Cost to West Texans?

by Christian Wallace (Texas Monthly)  … I was riding shotgun with Josh Snow, an old friend who’s worked his way up the ranks at his father’s independent oil company. The two

May 31, 2019 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: Why Some Climate Activists Are Cooling on a Carbon Tax

by Dino Grandoni (Washington Post)  It is one of most popular plans among economists for addressing climate change. Many Democrats have embraced it. Even some Republicans have come around to the idea.

May 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Beto O’Rourke Hints at Support for Carbon Pricing

(Argus Media)  US presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke wants the country to slash its greenhouse gas emissions to near zero over the next 30 years, possibly through the use of a carbon

April 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Call for EU to Stop Subsidies for Fossil Fuels to Help Bio-Based Materials Sector and the Circular Economy

by Liz Gyekye (BioMarket Insight)  “Please stop all subsidies to fossil fuels. In 2016, €56 billion went from EU member states to fossil fuels.” EU member states need to stop subsidising

March 15, 2019 Read Full Article

We Can’t Tackle Fossil Fuels without Addressing Freight, Flying, Plastics and Chemicals

by Mike Carr (The Hill/New Energy America)  … In fact, he (oil tycoon Harold Hamm) significantly undercounted the depth of the U.S. Government support for the breakthrough technologies of directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

March 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Key to Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions

by Arlin E. Gyberg (StarTribune)  The biofuels industry over the last 30 years has produced more product using less energy and water and contributes far less carbon-dioxide emissions than petroleum fuels. 

February 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuel Producers Ask Congress to Extend Tax Credits

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A group of advanced biofuel producers are urging leaders of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means to extend two tax credits that are

February 14, 2019 Read Full Article

What’s the Buzz? Heard on the Floor at the COP24, on Renewable Fuels and More (Biofuture Platform)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … “Pretty intense I’d say. Good.” notes Climate Ethanol Alliances’s James Cogan. “We’ve been in a dozen transport energy events so far.” The Message Most discussions

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Cassidy Walter

As Cassidy Walter of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association points out in a recent Gazette op-ed, “In fact, not only has Big Oil enjoyed federal tax subsidies for the past

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Contrary to Columnist’s Claims, the RFS Works

by Cassidy Walter (The Gazette/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  As an outspoken libertarian in favor of open markets, it is unfortunate that in a recent column, Adam Sullivan did not look closer at the

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Peak Oil: Is History Repeating Itself, Again?

(Energy Today/OilPrice.com)  In 2002, oil prices were hovering around $20 per barrel and then rose almost continuously until mid-2008 when the price of a barrel of oil on the New York

August 13, 2018 Read Full Article

US Still Subsidizing Fossil Fuels To Tune Of $27 Billion

by Joshua S Hill (Clean Technica)  New research has shown that the United States continues to subsidize the production and consumption of fossil fuels to the tune of $27 billion, despite

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Can Updated Tax Credits Bring Carbon Capture Into the Mainstream?

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

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

The Tax Bill’s Gift to Big Coal

by Emily Atkin (The New Republic)  The legislation is a boon to fossil fuel companies not only because of what it includes, but what it doesn’t. — By now, it’s no

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Republican Tax Package Leaves Out “Orphaned” Renewables, Biodiesel

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On November 2, House leaders announced their Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).  Among the major proposed changes to the U.S. tax code, there

November 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Heard on the Floor at ABLC Next 2017: Fulcrum Prices Bonds, GOP Governors’ Pro-Biofuels March on DC

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

October 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Randy Krehbiel: Did Scott Pruitt Just Declare War on Renewables?

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

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Effect of Subsidies to Fossil Fuel Companies on United States Crude Oil Production

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

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Dirty Energy Dominance: Dependent on Denial – How the U.S. Fossil Fuel Industry Depends on Subsidies and Climate Denial

(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

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Are a Staggering $5 Tn per Year

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,

August 9, 2017 Read Full Article

RELEASE: G20 Nations Sending Billions in Finance to Fossil Fuels

(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

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

RELEASE: Taxpayers on the Hook for Billions in Subsidies for Fossil Fuels on Public Lands

(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

May 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard Has Been a Success: Letter to the Editor

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

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Vulnerable Nations Call on G20 to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2020

(Climate Change News)  Ministers from countries on the front line of climate change have urged rich nations to stop pouring money into the coal, oil and gas industries.  The world’s

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Drain the Swamp, Clear Cut Mountains

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

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

March 24, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

G20 Urged to Ditch Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2020, Go Green

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

February 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Ending Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 37 Gt over 2017-2050; Study

(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

February 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Era Biodiesel? What’s Going to Happen?

(Triangle Biofuels Industries, Inc.) For most, it’s hard to guess what is going to happen for biodiesel under the Trump administration.   On the one hand, President Trump appears to be

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry No Longer Gets Federal Incentives

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.

December 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Can Biofuels Take Flight? Alternative Fuels for Jetliners Face Political and Economic Headwinds

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

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Sponsler: There’s More to the Story When It Comes to the Renewable Fuel Standard

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

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are a Climate Mistake

(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

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Climate’s Growing Role in Presidential Race

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

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Ecofiscal Commission’s Biofuel Report Is Deeply Flawed, a Step Backward for Climate Action

(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.

October 5, 2016 Read Full Article

China, US Set to Release Review of Each Other’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Historic Move at G20 Summit

by Li Jing (South China Morning Post)  The cross-checking system between world’s two worst carbon polluters will be the first time Beijing has allowed another nation to review its domestic

September 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Investors Urge G20 Nations to Ratify Paris Climate Deal This Year

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

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter to Editor: Good Policy

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

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

To Lead Abroad on Climate, Repeal Oil and Gas Tax Breaks at Home

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

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

CEI Releases Another Anti-#RFS Report

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

August 3, 2016 Read Full Article

40-Plus Groups Call on Congress to End Tax Breaks for Big Oil

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

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuel Companies Impose More in Climate Costs than They Make in Profits

by David Roberts (Vox)  … People sometimes refer to the unpaid cost of carbon pollution as a subsidy, or an “implicit subsidy,” to polluting businesses. The IMF recently issued a report

July 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Letters to Editor: Clearing the Air on Ethanol

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

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

REN21 Report Shows Global Increase in Ethanol Production

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  REN21 recently published its annual overview on the state of renewable energy, reporting 2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power

June 15, 2016 Read Full Article

G7 Nations Pledge to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2025

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

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Guest Opinion: Misinformation Hurts Ethanol’s Place at Pump

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

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

European Bioethanol Offers 15% CO2 Reductions in Transport – Blocking It Is a Form of Climate Crime

by James Cogan (Biofuels Digest/Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd.)  … The European Commission in Brussels is right now putting the finishing touches to a Communication on Transport Decarbonisation, due out this summer.

May 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

RFA Questions Fairness of Big Oil Tax Subsidies

(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

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Harmonisation and Pragmatism Required for an Effective Future EU Sustainable Bioenergy Policy!

(European Biomass Association)  AEBIOM answer to the European Commission Public Consultation – A sustainable bioenergy policy for the period after 2020  —  The European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) welcomes the initiative of the

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Oil Wins Big on Taxes

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

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

ECO:nomics: Koch Industries’ Ethanol Business

(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

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Ted Cruz on Energy and Climate: Free Market Directions

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

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Life As We Might Have Known It: What If Ethanol Was Our Primary Engine Fuel

by  Marc J. Rauch  (The Auto Channel)  … Our exchange began with his comments that government should not decide which fuel

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

No, America’s Not ‘Off Foreign Oil’

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association/The Daily Caller)  The recent article, “America is off Foreign Oil, No Thanks to Ethanol”

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

LETTER: Ethanol Is Truly a Homegrown Energy

by Kim Larson (Grand Forks Herald)  … Let us all be reminded, that CRP was never meant to remain as a

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

The Miami Republican Debate: Trump vs. Cruz on Ethanol

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

March 14, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuels Rep Defends RFS

(Environmental Compliance News)  …  Americans should not misunderstand the current state of domestic production, foreign production, international economics, and low

March 8, 2016 Read Full Article

OUR VIEW: Ethanol Supports May Have Outlived Usefulness

by Tom Dennis (Grand Forks Herald)  …  What happened is that crude oil production soared in North Dakota and elsewhere

February 29, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

The Myth about Renewable Energy Subsidies

by Giles Parkinson (Clean Technica)  Ever hear the story about why renewable energy can’t compete without a subsidy? You hear

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

GRFA Calls on National Governments to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bliss Baker, the president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, recently called upon national

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Bailout the US Shale Oil/Gas Industry or Fund Clean Sustainable Renewable Transportation? A New Way of Looking at the Options. Press Release

For Immediate Release February 12, 2016—Frederick, MD Advanced Biofuels USA correspondent Robert E. Kozak analyses the potential for a reinvigorated US shale

February 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

After the Fall: Rebuilding US Liquid Fuel Production – Invest in Our Land or the Shale Oil Fields? (Part 2 of 2)

Efforts to promote a sustainable use of natural resources are not a waste of money, but rather an investment capable

February 12, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Misinformation Clutters 2016 Campaign Coverage

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

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Group Picks Its Winners, Losers in Presidential Race

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

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

The 7 Flying Reindeer: Renewable Fuel Myths that Continue to Defy Gravity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Food vs Fuel, biofuels causing corn planting to skyrocket, low oil prices killing off renewable

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: From Rhetoric to Reality

by Shelagh Whitley and Laurie van der Burg (New Climate Economy)  The research underpinning this New Climate Economy Working Paper was

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Presidential Hopeful Would Eliminate Ethanol Subsidies

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

December 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Eric Branstad: Cruz Oil Stains

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

December 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Brazil Pins Renewable Energy Hopes on 2nd Generation Ethanol

by Natalia Ramos (Yahoo! Finance/Agence France Press)  Brazil thinks it has the sweet solution to ridding the world of reliance

December 4, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Rich Nations’ Fossil Fuel Subsidies Exceed Climate Aid 40 to 1: Researchers

by Chris Arsenault (PlanetArk.org/Reuters)  Wealthy nations spend 40 times as much money subsidizing fossil fuel production as they contribute to the

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

To Paris with Love: Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies

by  Carol Werner (The Hill/Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Sometimes, a solution is so blindingly obvious it is hard to

December 1, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Will Congressional Opposition to RFS Rule Lead to Reform?

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

December 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Obama Dials Back Ethanol Fuel Standard

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

December 1, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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

December 1, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Rubio’s Sugar Support Draws Corn, Soybean Questions

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

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Anti-Ethanol Ad Sparks Outrage Among Ohio’s Corn, Ethanol Producers

by Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio)  Ohio’s corn and ethanol industry is fighting back at ads it says are misleading

November 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Empty Promises: G20 Subsidies to Oil, Gas and Coal Production

by Elizabeth Bast (PriceOfOil.org)  G20 country governments are providing $452 billion a year in subsidies for the production of fossil fuels.

November 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Carson Shifts Course on Ethanol Policy

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

October 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Culling Fossil Fuel Subsidies Would Reduce Emissions By 11%

by Joshua S Hill (Clean Technica)  A new report modelling the removal of fossil fuel subsidies in 20 countries showed

October 28, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Working Paper: Implementing Effective Carbon Pricing

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

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Letters: Ethanol Good for Economy, Environment

by Warren Woodrow Carothers (The State)  In his Sept. 18 letter, “Renewable fuel standard doing more harm than good,” U.S.

October 2, 2015 Read Full Article

The 800 Ways Taxpayer Money Supports Fossil Fuel Industries

by Reed Landberg (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  If the world seeks to lower carbon emissions, why is support for fossil fuels

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Senate Democrats Introduce Comprehensive National Energy Bill

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Senate democrats introduced a national energy bill Sept. 22 that they says offers

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

David Attenborough Backs Huge Apollo-Style Clean Energy Research Plan

by Damian Carrington (The Guardian)  Naturalist says 10-year public research and development programme, that would emulate race to put men

September 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Survey: Americans Don’t Want to Pay for Neighbor’s EV

(American Energy Alliance)  Today, the American Energy Alliance released a new survey examining voters’ attitudes toward transportation policy, specifically government

September 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Avoiding the Cliff: Put Energy Policy to Work for America

by Kevin Haley  (The Hill/American Council on Renewable Energy/Clean Energy Leadership Institute)  …  Today’s emerging energy paradigm is decidedly moving

September 3, 2015 Read Full Article

COP21 Offers Opportunity to Relaunch Biofuels Debate

by Robert Wright (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ePURE ) While the EU has put strict sustainability rules on biofuels, little to no discussion

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA More Enemy than Ally to Ethanol

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  There is a long history of antagonism and sometimes outward hostility by the EPA

August 20, 2015 Read Full Article

The GOP’s All-of-the-Above Energy Policy Is Nothing Like Obama’s

by Rebecca Leber (New Republic)  … Walker and Bush intend to end subsidies for clean energy, largely continue the same century-old tax

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Motorcycle Group, Association Spar on Ethanol

by Jay Huber (Kentucky Motorcycle Association/Courier-Journal) and Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association/Courier-Journal)  Huber:  In his June 28 op-ed, Charles Drevna correctly labeled

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Justin Trudeau’s Environment Plan: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Invest in Clean Tech

by Trinh Theresa Do (CBC News) Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has unveiled myriad environmental promises in Vancouver, including hundreds of millions

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

IMF Says Energy Subsidized by $5.3 Trillion Worldwide

by Anna Yukhananov (Reuters)  Governments around the world charge prices for energy that do not account for its harmful environmental, health

June 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Under the Rug: How Governments and International Institutions are Hiding Billions in Support to the Coal Industry

(Shift the Subsidies, Natural Resources Defense Council, Oil Change International, and World Wide Fund for Nature)  Over the last eight years,

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuels Subsidised by $10m a Minute, Says IMF

by Damian Carrington  (The Guardian)  ‘Shocking’ revelation finds $5.3tn subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Mike Lewis, Co-Founder, Pearson Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Pearson Fuels develops alternative fuel infrastructure at both the retail and terminal level and

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

US Taxpayers Subsidising World’s Biggest Fossil Fuel Companies

by Damian Carrington and Harry Davies (The Guardian/MSN.com)   The world’s biggest and most profitable fossil fuel companies are receiving huge and

May 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Carson: Use Oil Subsidies to Build Ethanol Pumps

by Kathie Obradovich (Des Moines Register)  In his first trip to Iowa as an official presidential candidate, Republican Ben Carson

May 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Poll: Over Six in 10 Voters Support the RFS

(Morning Consult)  Morning Consult conducted a national poll on behalf of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The survey of 2,047

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Ups Biofuels Presence at Policy Forum

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Over the past year, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) increased its work

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Report: PA Dishes out $3.2 Billion in Fossil Fuels Subsidies while State Faces $1.5 Billion Deficit

by Natasha Khan (PublicSource)   A new report out Tuesday says Pennsylvania provided more than $3.2 billion in subsidies to the

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

ARF Challenges Confirmed Candidates

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The America’s Renewable Future campaign is challenging the two confirmed Republican presidential candidates to take a

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

The Motley Fool Criticizes Ethanol Subsidies That Don’t Exist

by Denise Robbins  (Media Matters)  The multimedia financial services company The Motley Fool criticized ethanol for allegedly relying on government

April 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Senator Cruz’s Legislation Promotes Big Oil, Denies Consumer Choice

(Growth Energy)  In response to S. 791, the American Energy Renaissance Act, legislation that was introduced last week by Senator

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Fuels America Launches ‘Clean, Secure, American Energy’ Campaign

(Fuels America/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As America marks the 102nd anniversary of tax breaks for oil companies this week, the Fuels America

March 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Fuel Summit Reflects on Lack of RFS, Options for Expansion

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)  Government uncertainty and low oil prices pose the biggest challenges to the ethanol and

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Looking Down the Road at Biofuels, Coal, Gas, and Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “The short-term picture of a well-supplied oil market should not disguise the challenges that lie ahead

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Sorry, Mr. Matthews, Fossil Fuels Are Not the Way to Go: PennLive Letters

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/PennLive)  In a recent diatribe on Pennlive, (“Don’t subsidize renewable energy; fossil fuels are the

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Three Ways Renewables Could Benefit From Low Oil Prices

by Jeff McMahon (Forbes)  … International Energy Agency director Maria van der Hoeven and U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz appeared together

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Oil Price Fall a "Golden" Chance to Shift to Clean Energy – IEA

by Mitra Taj  (Reuters)  World leaders have a “golden opportunity” with plunging oil prices to put a price on carbon

December 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Myths And Facts About The Renewable Fuel Standard

by Kevin Kalhoefer and Denise Robbins  (Media Matters)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it will delay its decision

December 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuels Reap $550 Billion in Subsidies, Hindering Renewables Investment

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  Fossil fuels are reaping $550 billion a year in subsidies and holding back investment

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

GRFA: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Discourage Investment in Renewables

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The International Energy Agency has released its annual World Energy Outlook, revealing that fossil

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

IEA: ‘The Cost of Fossil Fuels to an Economy Is Not Reduced by Subsidies; It Is Just Redistributed’

by Katherine Tweed (GreenTechMedia)  Global subsidies for fossil fuels totaled nearly $550 billion in 2013. Countries around the globe have

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Rich Countries Subsidising Oil, Gas and Coal Companies by $88bn a Year

(The Guardian) US, UK, Australia giving tax breaks to explore new reserves despite climate advice that fossil fuels should be left

November 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Toxic Chemicals in Gasoline Are Killing Americans

by Larry Pearce (The Hill)  In 1990, Congress passed the Clean Air Act Amendments and directed the U.S Environmental Protection Agency

November 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Frost & Sullivan: Backward Integration Crucial for Profitability in the Growing Automotive Biofuels Market

(PR NewsWire)  Manufacturer-distributor partnerships will determine success as efficient logistics becomes a key competitive factor The increasing sales of commercial

September 17, 2014 Read Full Article

How Fossil Fuel Interests Attack Renewable Energy

by Gabe Elsner (Energy and Policy Institute/Renewable Energy World)   Fossil fuel-funded front groups repeatedly spread disinformation on renewable energy standard and

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

COLUMN-Money to Burn: OPEC's Wasteful Energy Subsidies: Kemp

by John Kemp (Reuters Africa)  Fossil fuel subsidies cost governments in emerging markets more than $500 billion every year and

May 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Majority of Americans Support the RFS

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) A recent poll of 1,000 Americans shows 65 percent support the renewable fuel

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Subsidies Are the Most Transparent and Visible

by Zoe Casey (Renewable Energy World) From direct government support to tax breaks and the cost of negative externalities like pollution,

May 7, 2014 Read Full Article

OilRigged Campaign Launches on Earth Day to Defend Biofuels

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Fuels America coalition launched a new campaign dubbed “Oil Rigged” on Earth

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

A Tax Boost for Advanced Biofuels

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest) … Fortunately, the Administration’s budget for 2014 contains a proposal for a nearly 10-year

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Why Fuel Subsidies in Developing Nations Are an Economic Addiction

by Brendan Greeley (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  … In the developing world, it’s tempting for a country to keep the price of fossil

March 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Benjamins for Biofuels in the 2015 Obama Budget: The Digest’s 7-Minute Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Vitally interested in President Obama’s proposed 2015 budget and the 411 on grants, incentives, tax

March 6, 2014 Read Full Article

White House Proposes Cuts to 2015 USDA Budget

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The White House proposed Tuesday nearly $24 billion in discretionary spending for the U.S.

March 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Outstrip Renewables Funding by Billions

(Deutche Welle)  Back in 2009, at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, leading heads of state decided that subsidies for oil,

March 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Budget Proposal Extends Biofuel Tax Credit, Cuts Oil Subsidies

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal released March 4, calls for extending a tax credit

March 5, 2014 Read Full Article

House Tax Proposal Would Alter Biofuel, Bioenergy Tax Credits

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 26, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp, R-Mich., released draft

February 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Soapbox: Ethanol Reduces Emissions, Reduces Costs

by Jim Hendrix (The Coloradoan)  … First and foremost, ethanol does not receive federal subsidies. The oil and gas industry receives

February 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Big Oil, Bad Air: Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas

(The Center for Public Integrity, InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel)  …With more than 50 wells drilled within 2½ miles

February 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Keep Our Tax Breaks: We Only Make $93B in Profit

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Dear Congress,   Please keep our millions of dollars in tax breaks in place. We only make

February 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Senators Introduce Bill to Reinstate Biodiesel Tax Incentive

(4-Traders/National Biodiesel Board)  National Biodiesel Board : Senators Introduce Bill to Reinstate Biodiesel Tax Incentive — Tax Cut Expired Dec. 31

February 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Open Letter to 60 Minutes and CBS

(Khosla Ventures)  To: 60 Minutes and CBS    Attn: Lesley Stahl, Jeff Fager, David Rhodes, Leslie Moonves On January 5,

February 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Obama Skips Biofuels in State of the Union, Touts Clean Energy

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  President Barack Obama stressed the need for the nation to “double-down” on clean energy

January 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Renewable Fuel Standard Is Working, So Why Change It?

Senator Amy Kolbuchar (D-MN) (Post Bulletin)  … Unfortunately, a recent proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency to lower the biofuel targets

January 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Sen. Baucus Launches Major Senate Energy Tax Reform

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A new, technology-neutral tax credit for the domestic production of clean transportation fuel? Read on.

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Senate Hearing Addresses 2014 RFS Proposal

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works held a hearing Dec. 11

December 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Reach $544B

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to the World Energy Outlook fossil fuel consumption subsidies have reached $544 billion in 2012, up from

December 10, 2013 Read Full Article

Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Outstripping Climate Aid by Factor of Five

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Fossil-fuel subsidies paid by industrial nations are more than five times the climate aid provided

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

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