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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
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Energy Security Council Calls on Lawmakers to Open Transportation Fuel Market
October 22, 2013 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

by Laura Barron-Lopez (The Hill E2Wire)  The surge in domestic oil production and the rise in vehicle fuel economy is not enough to stabilize the effect of global oil prices on the U.S., according to …

Congress Could Lower Alt-Fuel Requirements in New Open Fuel Standard Act
July 5, 2013 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

by Jon LeSage (AutoBlogGreen)  Congress is considering a revised version of the Open Fuel Standard Act, an Act that was originally introduced two years ago but failed to pass. Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) introduced a bipartisan …

Murkowski Energy Plan Would Gut the RFS
February 11, 2013 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 4, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, released an energy blueprint that calls for a wide variety of …

Can Flex-Fuel Cars Put US on the Road to Low Oil Prices?
December 20, 2012 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Suzanne Goldenberg (The Guardian)  Barack Obama is in the market for creative ways of combating climate change, and Eyal Aronoff thinks he has one – involving the US’s beloved motor car
Eyal Aronoff identifies himself …

Can Natural Gas Help Stop Global Warming?
April 16, 2012 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Editorial Board (The Washington Post)  Will natural gas hinder the fight against global warming?
…But extracting and transporting all that natural gas, which is mostly methane, also results in fuel leaks. When methane leaks, it …

The Methanol Alternative to Gasoline
February 24, 2012 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

by Tom Ridge and Mary E. Peters (New York Times) Opinion:  President Obama recently called the United States the “Saudi Arabia of natural gas” and asserted that it was time for our oil-dominated transportation fuel …

Alliance between Natural Gas Industry, Environmental Groups Fractures
February 20, 2012 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

by Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  Just four years ago, shale gas king Aubrey K. McClendon told shareholders of Chesapeake Energy that “finally, we made some new friends this year.”
The chief executive sketched a …

RFA Critical of Effort to Include Fossil Fuels in RFS
January 19, 2012 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is rejecting the notion that greater efforts need to be made to include fossil fuels in the nation’s fuel supply.  Specifically, the RFA is very critical of …

LUFT: Market-Based Future for Ethanol
January 18, 2012 – 10:46 am | No Comment

by Gal Luft (The Washington Times)  …At current oil prices, ethanol is more costly than gasoline while the alcohol fuel methanol, primarily made from natural gas, is cheaper than gasoline on a per-mile basis. But …

Breaking Oil’s Monopoly on Transportation
September 27, 2011 – 9:36 am | No Comment

by Geoffrey Styles  (Energy Outlook)   I’ve been thinking about an op-ed in Tuesday’s New York Times written by a former National Security Advisor and a former CIA chief.
…The op-ed was apparently timed to mark the …

FuelChoiceNow’s FFV Statement and Focus on Methanol for Cars Needs Correction Says Advanced Biofuels USA
September 22, 2011 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Correction posted 9/22/11.    The nonprofit educational organization, Advanced Biofuels USA, advocates for the adoption of renewable sustainable advanced biofuels as an energy security, economic development, military flexibility and …

Market Access Will Save US from $4 Gasoline, Says FuelChoiceNow
September 21, 2011 – 8:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, a coalition called FuelChoiceNow has opened for business one worth taking a very, very close look at.
The pitch: that advanced fuel companies are developing new, affordable and commercial-ready alternatives …

Wyden Act Promotes Alternative Fuels
July 15, 2011 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(MyCentralOregon)  Legislation introduced by Senator Ron Wyden and Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow to promote the implementation of viable alternatives to oil passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Thursday.
Wyden said the Alternative Fuels Vehicles Competitiveness …

Automakers Oppose Bill to Require More Flex-Fuel Vehicles
June 15, 2011 – 10:09 am | No Comment

by David Shepardson (The Detroit News)  …The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers — the trade group representing Detroit’s Big Three automakers, Toyota Motors Corp. and eight others, joined a coalition of groups in opposing the “Open …

Open Fuel Standard Legislation Is Bad for the Environment; Bad for Biofuels
June 2, 2011 – 1:02 pm | One Comment

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Shale Natural Gas Does Not Belong in Pro-Environmental Legislation
A new legislative analysis by Advanced Biofuels USA concludes that the Open Fuel Standard (OFS) is bad for advanced biofuels and will add to …

Is the Open Fuel Standard Good for Advanced Biofuels or for the USA? Don’t Think So!
June 2, 2011 – 7:31 am | No Comment

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  A proposal called the Open Fuel Standard (OFS) has recently been included in a number of bills (HR 1687 is one example) submitted for consideration by the US Congress. …

Why It’s Wrong to Agree with the Malthusians about Ethanol
May 17, 2011 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Robert Zubrin   (Pajamas Media)  Rising food prices are the result of rising oil prices, not a growing market for ethanol.
…There is not a fixed amount of grain in the world. Farmers produce in response …

Proposed Senate Bill S.559: Securing America’s Future with Energy and Sustainable Technologies Act Comment on the Bill from an Advanced Biofuels Perspective
March 23, 2011 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  US Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tim Johnson (D-SD) recently introduced Senate Bill S.599, the “Securing America’s Future with Energy and Sustainable Technologies Act” or SAFESTA. This bill …