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Big Law Firms Draft Model Climate Laws in Pro Bono Project

by Stephanie Russell-Kraft (Bloomberg)  More than 20 law firms join pro bono effort led by two law school professors; Draft laws and regulations will be publicly available to local, state

September 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Oregon Enacts New Renewable Natural Gas Law

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News) Gov. Kate Brown, D-Ore., recently gathered with NW Natural and other renewable natural gas (RNG) stakeholders to ceremoniously sign a bill that will allow Oregon utilities

September 24, 2019 Read Full Article

A ‘Golden Triangle’: In Nebraska, Ethanol, Cattle and Agriculture Are Intertwined, with Major Impacts on the State’s Economy.

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It’s fitting that the Cornhusker State should be an important player in the nation’s ethanol industry. Second only to Iowa in production, Nebraska’s ethanol industry

August 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Oregon Governor Signs RNG Bill into Law

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Gov. Kate Brown, D-Ore., has signed into law S.B.98, creating a path for renewable natural gas (RNG) to become an increasing part of the state’s energy

August 6, 2019 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: Green New Deal Is Alive and Well in Liberal Cities and States

by Dino Grandoni (Washington Post)  The Green New Deal may be floundering in Washington. But it is alive and well in left-leaning states and cities across the country.  From Maine to California, Democratic politicians

June 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Behind Oil Majors’ Lobbying Push

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Shell and BP, two of the world’s biggest oil companies, are backing Americans for Carbon Dividends, the lobbying arm of the Climate Leadership Council,

May 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Governor Ricketts Pumps E15, Promotes Ethanol while Proclaiming May as Renewable Fuels Month

(Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/KTIC)  On Friday, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska during a ceremony at Casey’s General Store on N 156th Street.  Following the official

May 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Lawmakers Discuss Bill to Encourage Investment in Bio-Based Manufacturing

by Paul Dwyer (WABI TV)  Lawmakers discussed a bill Wednesday aimed at encouraging investment in bio-biased manufacturing to create jobs, bring more business into Maine, and help fight climate change. The

May 17, 2019 Read Full Article

State Leadership Fuels Carbon Reduction, Clean Energy Booms

(Solutions from the Land)  … The swelling momentum of state leadership pushing forward climate issues and solutions, as well as growing engagement with the challenges of climate change on Capitol Hill,

May 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Making America Carbon Neutral Could Cost $1 Trillion a Year

by Ari Natter (Bloomberg Business Week)  Democrats are going all in on green initiatives, but they won’t be easy to pull off. —  …  We’ll have to stop using vehicles powered by

May 14, 2019 Read Full Article

More States Follow California’s Lead with Low Carbon Fuel Standard Programs

by Cliff Gladstein (ACT News/GNA)  … Following the example of California and other West Coast states and provinces, more and more states across the nation are considering the development of their

May 9, 2019 Read Full Article

The Low Carbon Coast

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  Washington state (House–see correction below) has passed a low carbon fuel standard that would have it join itself to the standards already enacted in California,

May 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Oklahoma Extends, Modifies Alternative Fuel Tax Credits

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News) … Under the law, which is effective Jan. 1, 2020, “clean-burning” is defined as vehicles powered by compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas

May 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Nebraska Legislature Passes Cost Share Program for Ethanol Infrastructure

(WNAX)  Last week Nebraska State Senators voted unanimously to pass LB 585, a measure creating a cost share grant program for installing infrastructure used to store, blend or dispense gasoline ethanol

May 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Janet Mills’ First Veto Aims to Stop a Republican’s Effort to Limit Ethanol in Gasoline

by Michael Shepherd (Bangor Daily News)  Gov. Janet Mills issued her first veto on Thursday, rejecting a bill that passed the Maine Legislature without roll-call votes and would ban the sale

May 3, 2019 Read Full Article

California Businesses Leading the Way to Environmental and Economic Success – Again

(Office of Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella)  … The California Advanced Biofuels Alliance just released “A Roadmap for Eliminating Petroleum Diesel in California by 2030,” an industry report outlining how renewable and biodiesel

May 2, 2019 Read Full Article

NYC Passes Sweeping Climate Bill Likened to ‘Green New Deal’

by Miranda Green (The Hill)  … In a 45-2 vote, the city legislature passed the Climate Mobilization Act, which aims to enact the largest carbon reduction measures of any city

April 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Spotlight: Adding Value Across the Board

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Spotlighting the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, which championed the nation’s first biodiesel mandate as a way to add value to surplus soybean oil, and RPS, whose

April 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Momentum Builds for Green New Deal Plans as Maine’s Bill Gets a Powerful Endorsement

by Brian Kahn (Earther)  Maine’s AFL-CIO, which represents more than 40,000 members, just threw its weight behind a version of the Green New Deal introduced to the state’s legislature last month. That makes

April 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Fill ‘er Up… with Hydrogen? Washington Utility Eager to Branch into H2 Fuel Production

by Tom Banse (KLCC) An electric utility in north central Washington wants to branch out into hydrogen fuel production. It would be the first of a group of power companies in

April 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Don’t Miss Our Biofuel Opportunity

by Dr. David Daggett and the Rev. Jeannine Daggett, Shelton (The Olympian)  We have a good opportunity for a job-producing, environment-saving biofuel processing plant in Western Washington. I started the biofuel program

April 9, 2019 Read Full Article

ABC Urges Lawmakers to Support AD-Related Bills in Maryland

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On March 25, Patrick Serfass, executive director of the American Biogas Council, sent letters to state lawmakers in Maryland expressing support for two pieces of legislation

March 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Oregon Close to Finalizing Cap-and-Trade Bill

by Sarah Zimmerman (Associated Press)  Oregon lawmakers on Monday unveiled a compromise proposal to a controversial cap-and-trade bill regulating greenhouse gas emissions, responding to overwhelming opposition from businesses and agricultural groups

March 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Minn. Celebrates 17 Years Since Biodiesel Mandate Was Enacted

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  March 15, 2002, was a landmark day for biodiesel. Seventeen years ago, Minnesota enacted the nation’s first biodiesel mandate, which went into effect in 2005. The

March 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Energy Vision Urges N.Y. to Include Biomethane in Climate Legislation

(Energy Vision/Waste 360)  Energy Vision filed testimony with the New York State Legislature to include biomethane made from organic waste as a renewable energy source in the CCPA. —  Energy Vision, which

March 18, 2019 Read Full Article

New Bill Plans Rise in Heating Oil Biodiesel Requirement in Rhode Island

(Biofuels International)  Representative Deborah Ruggiero has introduced a legislation that could help Rhode Island meet its carbon emissions reduction goals by phasing in higher percentages of biodiesel in heating oil sold

March 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Washington House Passes Clean-Fuels Legislation Sought by Inslee

by Joseph O’Sullivan and Hal Bernton (Seattle Times)  Washington House Democrats approved clean-fuels legislation Tuesday night after overcoming fierce Republican opposition that was expressed in an hourslong floor debate. House Bill

March 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Throw Deep: Heard on the Floor at the Washington Sustainable Aviation Fuels Summit

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman noted:  “Secretary Mabus advised us to set a goal. If it’s good enough for the Navy, it’s good enough

March 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels for Air Travel Waiting For Takeoff

(Our Daily Planet)  Last week, leaders in the aviation sector met to discuss how to speed the development of the infrastructure and technology needed to wean airplanes off fossil fuels and onto

March 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Washington State Tackles Transportation Emissions

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists)  … The largest source of pollution in Washington state is transportation, which is another way to say burning petroleum-based fuels like gasoline and diesel.

March 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Washington Clean Fuels Bill Clears Its 1st Big Hurdle

by Courtney Flatt (Northwest Public Broadcasting)  Washington could soon join the ranks of its West Coast neighbors, requiring fuels at the pump that produce less carbon pollution. A low-carbon fuels bill passed its

February 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Nevada Bill Would Allow Gas Utilities to Engage in RNG Activities

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Legislation recently introduced in Nevada would require the state’s Public Utilities Commission to adopt regulations authorizing natural gas utilities to engage in renewable natural gas (RNG)

February 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Lawmakers Propose Carbon Fee as Part of $17 Billion Package

(Associated Press)  Washington lawmakers have proposed a carbon fee as part of a transportation funding package, the third major attempt at limiting the atmosphere-warming gas through such a policy since 2018.

February 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Arizona Lawmaker Proposes Taxes on Alternative Fuel Vehicles

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Arizona Rep. Noel Campbell, R-District 1, has introduced a bill that seeks to impose new fees on motor vehicles, including those running on alternative fuels. According to a

February 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Washington May Require More Climate-Friendly Motor Fuels

by Brad Shannon and Carolyn Bick (INVESTIGATEWEST)  …  The biodiesel-to-be that is being sucked into (Chad) Peters’ truck, like much of what’s collected in Washington, will help reduce climate-wrecking carbon emissions not

January 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Scientists Say Washington Can Exceed Targets in Proposed Clean Fuels Program

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  Washington can reduce emissions from its transportation fuels and make them up to 11 percent cleaner by 2028, according to “Washington’s Clean Fuels Future,” an analysis completed by independent

January 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Viewpoint: Washington State to Shift Focus to LCFS

(Argus Media)  Washington state lawmakers plan to turn their attention to passing a clean fuel standard to address climate change, after failing to win public support for an economy-wide price on

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Alt-Shift: As Alternatives to Alternatives, RNG and Fuel Cell Tech Markets Come Clearer, Closer

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, on the final day of California’s 2018 legislative session, a bill sponsored by the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas that would pave the way

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel to Be Part of Lawmaker Energy Discussions

by Trey Mewes (Mankato Free Press)  Renewable fuels will likely play a role in environmental legislation DFL lawmakers bring to the Capitol when the 2019 legislative session begins next month. Lobbyists

December 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Who’s Running Things? With Democrats Preparing to Run the House

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  With Democrats preparing to run the House, here’s how the committee leadership shuffle is expected to work out. — Energy and Commerce Committee: New Jersey

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

REI, Microsoft Rallying Companies to Support Washington’s Proposed Carbon Fee

by Nithin Coca (Sustainable Brands)  Next month’s election could potentially be historic for Washington State, where voters will have the choice of enacting the first-in-the-nation carbon fee — a concrete measure

October 29, 2018 Read Full Article

OPINION: Brown Drops an Easy Climate Win in California

by Mike Lewis (Pearson Fuels/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Sept. 21, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed AB 558, a California bill authored by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva that was designed to better leverage California’s

September 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Gov. Brown Signs RNG Pipeline Integration Bill into Law

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  On Thursday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that requires state regulators to open a proceeding to consider funding biomethane interconnection infrastructure through a

September 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Incentives Watch: Oregon’s Bovine Manure Tax Credit Isn’t the Only “Crappy” Credit That Exists

by Lauren Colandreo (Bloomberg) … Last fall, Oregon enacted the Bovine Manure Tax Credit, which offers bovine manure producers and collectors a tax credit for each wet ton of manure collected to

September 19, 2018 Read Full Article

California NGV Coalition, Optimistic about Alternative Fuel Legislation

(CNGVC/NGV Journal)  As the California Legislature reconvenes for its final 2018 session, the California NGV Coalition (CNGVC) has high hopes for legislation benefiting alternative fuels industries. One bill—AB 2061, which supports

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Stink, Swine, and Nuisance: The North Carolina Hog Industry and Its Waste Management Woes

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  …  Biogas – Turning Hog Waste into Resources  —  Biogas technologies turn organic wastes, including manure, into energy and compost. When manure is

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Heating up in Hawaii – Hot News from Sea to Shore

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … The VERGE conference was held in Honolulu last week gathering energy and transportation leaders to talk about lessons learned in clean energy and electricity that

June 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Voters Should Challenge Candidates on Iowa’s Energy Future

by Katie Rock (Des Moines Register/Center for Rural Affairs)  Iowa’s future as a leader in renewable energy is on the ballot in 2018. As legislators head home and campaigns gear up

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Iowa Legislature Approves Funding for State Blender Pump Program

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Renewed program to boost consumer choice for higher biofuel blends — Last night (May 2, 2018) the Iowa Legislature voted to secure another year of funding for the

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Utilities, Oil Interests Clash over EV Policy at Conservative Policy Summit

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

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

RNG Bill Moves Forward in California

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Today, the California Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications advanced a pro-renewable natural gas (RNG) bill sponsored by the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG

April 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Washington Governor Signs RNG Bill into Law

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., has signed into law a bill designed to encourage the increased development and use of renewable natural gas (RNG) in Washington State.

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Your Turn: South Dakota Ethanol Policy Genius

by Orrie Swayze (Argus Leader)  Sen. Kent Frerichs looked to further capitalize on the genius of our incredibly successful ethanol policy taxing imported petroleum one cent/gallon at the pipeline to fund incentives

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

California Biofuel Event Showcases Dynamics of Evolving Industry

(The California Advanced Biofuels Alliance /Biodiesel Magazine)  At the California Advanced Biofuels Conference March 1 in Sacramento, Jennifer Case, chair of California Advanced Biofuels Alliance, gave her annual address to a packed

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Hawaii Legislature Considers 10 Percent Biofuel Mandate

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A biofuel blending mandate for motor vehicle fuels is being considered in the Hawaii legislature this session. In January, Hawaii Sen. Lorraine Inouye introduced Senate Bill 2019

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Blender Pump Legislation to Go before SD Senate Committee

by Tim Albrecht  (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A new legislative bill to fund more ethanol blender pumps across South Dakota is set to go before the state Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources

February 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Love in the Air at Iowa’s Capitol

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Members and supporters of the Iowa Biodiesel Board wore “I heart biodiesel” pins as they met with state legislators and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on Wednesday for the annual

February 19, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

9 States Buck the Trump Administration and Move Forward with a Price on Carbon Pollution

by Natasha Geiling (ThinkProgress)  Currently only one state in the country has an economy-wide cap on carbon. These states want to change that  —  Lawmakers from nine states announced on Wednesday that they

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

California Advanced Biofuels Alliance Joins Biofuels Groups in Opposing AB 1745

(California Advanced Biofuels Alliance)  On January 19th, CABA joined biofuels groups in opposing AB 1745. Here is the text of the letter: Dear Assembly Member Ting: It is after careful deliberation

January 31, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Washington State Readies Carbon Tax Push

(Axios)  Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, will unveil a carbon tax proposal in his address to the state Tuesday, local media reported Thursday. Why it matters outside of that Washington: The debate, while

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

California Bill Seeks Ban on Fossil-Fueled Vehicles by 2040

by Ryan Beene (Bloomberg)  California would ban the sale of new cars and trucks powered by fossil fuels in 2040 under

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Schneiderman Backs Carbon Tax

 New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman became the first New York statewide elected official to back a carbon tax this

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

California Bill in the Works to Banish Gasoline Cars by 2040

by Ryan Beene and Dana Hull (Bloomberg)  Assemblymember Ting says he will introduce proposal next month; Only ‘clean’ cars could be registered

December 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Can California Eliminate Gas Cars?

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

November 10, 2017 Read Full Article

California Legislature Extends Cap-and-Trade, Codifies Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  The California legislature has voted to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program by 10 years to

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Group Applauds Illinois Legislature for Extending Biodiesel Incentive

(Renewable Energy Group/NASDAQ.com)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) leaders praised Illinois lawmakers for approving a five-year extension of a significant

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

California LCFS Guides Advanced Biofuels Industry

by Heather Zhang (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Carbon credit prices recover and multiple new pathways are certified as the state’s program

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Downstate New York to Introduce Biodiesel Obligation for Heating Oil

(Biofuels International)  Counties in downstate New York are set to join New York City in providing cleaner air through increased

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

California Forecasts Robust Growth in Biodiesel, Feedstock Demand

by Graham Noyes (Noyes Law Corp./Biodiesel Magazine)  Over the past decade, California has developed a complex policy framework pertaining to

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel in Minnesota: 15 Years in the Blink of an Eye

by  Tom Slunecka (Biodiesel Magazine)  … Fifteen years ago, March of 2002, a gallon of unleaded gas averaged around $1.36 a

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Pioneering Iowa Sustainable Agriculture Research Center Hangs On, Barely

by Amy Mayer (High Plains Public Radio)  A leading research center focused on local farmers and environmental conservation is hanging

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Gevo’s Isobutanol Cleared for Use in On-Road Vehicles in Arizona

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Bill HB2368 Permits Isobutanol to be Used as a Fuel Additive for On-Road Vehicles  —  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO),

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Governor Branstad Signs Iowa Biofuel Funding, Closing out Challenging Session for Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, Governor Terry Branstad has signed the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund bill (HF 643), which

May 15, 2017 Read Full Article

It’s Time for States to Save the Planet: State-Level Carbon Taxes Offer a Path to the Ultimate Climate Solution.

by Charles Komanoff (Huffington Post)  The Carbon Tax Center is out with a new report timed to the surging climate

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

As Trump Reverses Climate Actions, California Considers a Bold New Step

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post) … Now, a new proposal, announced Monday, would replace California’s current cap and trade

May 4, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

California Gov. Approves Fuel Tax, Vehicle Fee Transportation Package

(NGT News)  California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed into law the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017,

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Bill Would Take Iowa Backwards on Biofuels

by Dawn Carlson (Des Moines Register/Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa)  …Unfortunately, our state Legislature is considering legislation that

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Iowa Legislature Approves Funding for State Blender Pump Program

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Today (April 20, 2017) the Iowa Legislature voted to secure another year of funding for the

April 24, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Sundstop Fuel Retail Station in Clarence, IA Offers City’s First E15 Site

(Biofuels Journal)  When E10 first hit the market, Clarence, Iowa was one of five towns to introduce the new fuel

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Oregon Senate Backs Woody Biomass as ‘Green Energy’

(KTVZ.com)  Bill sponsored by Sens. Tim Knopp, Ted Ferrioli  —  Oregon Senate Republicans say adding woody biomass as a recognized

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Use of Renewable Fuel by All Ground Transit Sought by 2045

by Kathryn Mykleseth (Honolulu Star Advertiser)  A key Senate committee passed a bill Monday that sets a goal of having all

April 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Florida Considers Accelerating Hemp Research as Orange Alternative

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, state legislators are looking to ease restrictions on industrial hemp research.  According to

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

E15 Infrastructure Bill Would Add $35.9M to Minnesota GDP

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An infrastructure bill in the Minnesota House and Senate that calls for expanding access to

April 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Infrastructure Bill A Big Boost For Minnesota

by Timothy J. Rudnicki (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)   The current biofuels infrastructure bill in the Minnesota legislature (House File 1257 and

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Rare Moment as Louisiana Environmentalists, Businesses Agree on Tax Issue

by Steve Hardy (The Advocate)  Environmentalists and industrialists find themselves standing shoulder to shoulder as they try to maintain a

March 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Multiple State, Federal Bills Introduced to Stop the Spread of E15

by Daniel Strohl (Hemmings Daily)  …   The most extreme of those bills, H.R. 1314, which Virginia Representative Robert Goodlatte

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

California Lawmakers Release Environmental Bills in Attempt to Thwart Trump

by Rory Carroll (Reuters)  Democratic state senators in California on Thursday unveiled a series of bills designed to freeze in

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Lawmakers Aim to Boost Central Illinois Agricultural Economy

by Chris Lusvardi (Herald & Review)  Legislation introduced in Springfield could boost efforts to attract bio-based businesses to Decatur and

February 13, 2017 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Renewable Methane in Today’s Regulatory and Policy Environment — January 26, 2017

  WEBINAR:  Renewable Methane in Today’s Regulatory and Policy Environment   —   January 26, 2017

The Rethink Methane series is hosted by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates. The third edition of

January 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel’s Backers: Build on 2016 Momentum for 2017 and Beyond

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Led by Don O’Connor, a Vancouver-based international expert on greenhouse-gas emissions, the assembled panel detailed

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

New Laws That Take Effect January 2017: Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit

(New York State Senate)  Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit: The 2016-17 budget extended the Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit from

January 3, 2017 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

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Carbon Pricing in North America – Leading a New Era of Climate Policy

by Tamaki Stiles * (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Reducing greenhouse emissions is a shared goal in North America.  In fact, presidents

October 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

It Could Be the Nation’s First Carbon Tax. And Environmentalists Are Fighting over It

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  A new initiative slated for the ballot in Washington state next month would create the first-ever

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Seattle Adopts UCS’s Oil-Saving Plan, Aims to Cut Oil Use in Half

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  The Seattle City Council is expected to pass legislation today (September 19, 2016) that requires staff

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Landmark Report from BIO Charts $770B Renewable Chemicals and Materials Market by 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization released a landmark report “Advancing the Biobased Economy: Renewable Chemical

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

California Scores Tremendous Victories on Climate Policy and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard

(Low Carbon Fuels Coalition)  The Low Carbon Fuels Coalition (LCFC) is pleased to announce that the California State Senate and

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

California Assembly Approves Climate Change Law

by Anshu Siripurapu (Sacramento Bee)  After an intense floor debate, a bill extending California’s greenhouse gas emission targets squeaked by in

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Penn State to Help Develop Guidelines for Growing Industrial Hemp

by  Sara LaJeunesse (Penn State News)  On July 20, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a law allowing the Pennsylvania Department of

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

California Urgently Needs Action on Climate Change; Legislature and Governor Should Pass SB 32 This Year

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  In recent days, legislative leadership and Gov. Jerry Brown have been sending mixed signals on whether

August 8, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Commission to Study Maine’s Biomass Industry to Meet in August

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  … This past April, Maine enacted a resolve establishing the 13-member commission. Members include two from the

August 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Washington State’s Proposed Clean Air Rule Ignores Biofuels’ Climate Benefits

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Washington state’s proposed Clean Air Rule (CAR) fails to recognize the climate benefits associated with biofuels and

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Hawaii Gov. Ige Signs Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  Pacific Biodiesel President Robert King attended in early July the formal signing of the Renewable Fuels

July 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

A Grand Bargain? Gov. Jerry Brown in Talks with Oil Companies about Climate Change Programs

by Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason (Los Angeles Times)  Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has been talking directly with oil companies in

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Maine Retiree Fueling Governor’s Questions about Ethanol

by Scott Thistle (Portland Press Herald)  Ralph Stevens, a retired mechanic who says ethanol emissions may have caused the state’s

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Missouri Governor Signs Bill Benefiting Biofuels

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 24, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed S.B. 657. The new law will

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Pushing Outdated, Costly Ethanol Fuel

by Ryan Rowden  (Missouri Petroleum Council/Kansas City Star)  …  It’s good to be the world’s leading oil and natural gas producer.

June 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

North Carolina House Committee Approves Industrial Hemp Research Study

(WXII)  North Carolina lawmakers are pushing a proposal to authorize the cultivation of industrial hemp with the goal of allowing

June 21, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

California’s Landmark Cap and Trade Program Faces Uncertain Future

by Rory Carroll (Reuters)  California’s greenhouse gas reduction program is in a battle for its life, and uncertainty about its

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Iowa Biodiesel Board Commends Signing of Bill to Expand IA Biodiesel Incentives

(Biofuels Journal)  It just makes sense! That’s the sentiment from the Iowa Biodiesel Board and other supporters as Iowa Governor

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Mass. Top Court Says State GHG Rules Not Good Enough

by Keith Goldberg (Law 360)  Massachusetts’ top court on Tuesday reversed a lower court’s decision backing the state’s approach to greenhouse

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Branstad Signature Ensures Iowans Have Greater Access to Homegrown Fuel

(KMALand/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law H.F. 2464, a multifaceted bill that secures funding for

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Senate Opens Door for Increased Ethanol Use

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews) Legislation that supporters say will enhance consumer choices and increase demand for Illinois corn was unanimously approved

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Iowa Legislature Approves Funding for State Blender Pump Program

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Iowa Legislature Votes Overwhelmingly to Extend Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program Another Year  —  The Iowa

May 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Iowa Offers Tax Incentives In Bid To Become An Epicenter For Innovation In Bio-based Materials

by Steven Savage (Forbes)  Last week the governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, signed a bill which came to him with

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Senate Hearing on Ethanol Tax Breaks Stirs Small-Engine Debate

by Tim Landis (State Journal-Register)  ….  At issue is a proposal to eliminate a 20 percent per-gallon sales tax break

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Industry Group Drops Low-Carbon Fuel Fight

by Hillary Borrud (Portland Tribune)  An oil industry group announced Thursday it will abandon a bid to get voters to

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Electric Car Bill Will Do Little to Reduce Emissions

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Today’s Star Tribune reported of a proposal in the Minnesota legislature that calls for a financial incentive

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Kum & Go Becomes First in Missouri to Offer E15

(Convenience Store News)  Kum & Go LC became the first retailer to offer E15 in Missouri. The blend of 15-percent

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

White Mountain Biodiesel Announces Plans to Expand Plant Capacity and Begin Direct Sales of Biodiesel to Retail Customers

(White Mountain Biodiesel) NBB member White Mountain Biodiesel, LLC announced today that it has begun the expansion of its plant

February 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Washington Lawmakers Consider Putting A Price On Carbon

by Ken Christensen (KCTS9/EarthFix)  State lawmakers this week began discussing a measure that could make Washington the first state to

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Indiana Bill Would Extend Misfueling Immunity to Mid-Level Blends

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In mid-January, a congressman in the Indiana General Assembly introduced a bill that aims

February 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Stations Continue to Sell Ethanol-Blended Gas, Despite State Law Repeal

(KHON2) One month after gas stations were allowed to start selling fuel without ethanol, Hawaii drivers are still stuck with mostly

February 3, 2016 Read Full Article

California Launches New Fuel Policies in 2016

by Graham Noyes (Biodiesel Magazine/ Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP)  California will be the biodiesel market to watch in 2016

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

DEQ Proposes Last Minute Clean Fuels Tweaks

by Taylor W. Anderson (The Bulletin)  Environmental panel votes today on break for oil companies through 2018, new ethanol models  —

December 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Electric Cars Can’t Take the Cold

by Jeff Plungis (Bloomberg)  Batteries generate power less efficiently as temperatures drop.  —  … The trouble is, except for Oregon, none of

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Carbon Tax Measure Will Make The Washington Ballot, Backers Say

by Ashley Ahearn (KUOW)  A voter initiative that would put a tax on carbon emissions has gathered enough signatures to

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Governor’s Signature on Tax Bill to Boost California Biodiesel

(The California Biodiesel Alliance/Biodiesel Magazine)  On Oct. 4 California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1032 into law, correcting a tax

October 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Orlando Museum, Tea Party and Biofuels: Letters — Biofuels Good for Florida

by Mark Emalfarb  (Dyadic International)  …  Mike Murtha’s My Word column, “Feds must follow Fla. on ethanol repeal,” on Monday

October 2, 2015 Read Full Article

California’s Legislature Drops Petroleum Reduction to Pass SB 350; Approves Escalating State Procurement of Very Low Carbon Fuels; and Leaves Nearly $1B of Cap and Trade Revenue on the Table

by Graham Noyes (Biofuels Digest/Low Carbon Fuels Coalition)  The first year of California’s legislative session ended dramatically with a mix

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Oregon’s Clean Fuels Law Ignites More Political Wrangling

by Ian K. Kullgren  (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)  … One of the law’s biggest advocates threatened to join forces with opponents this

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Illinois Corn Working to Support #Ethanol, E15

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  … One such initiative is working with key players in Chicago to get 150 E15 stations up

September 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Jerry Brown: “Oil Lobby Gutted California’s Climate Bill”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Gov. Jerry Brown called the derailment of efforts to cut gasoline cosumption “a

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Jerry Brown, Kevin de Leon Abandon Legislative Push to Require 50 Percent Cut in Gasoline Use

by David Siders and Jeremy B. White (Sacramento Bee)  Major setback for California governor’s climate agenda;  Decision comes amid resistance from

September 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Scorching Summer Drives California Innovation and Biofuels

by Graham Noyes (Low Carbon Fuels Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  California’s politicians and people are responding to the state’s increasingly dire symptoms

September 1, 2015 Read Full Article

California’s New Energy and Climate Goals Will Create Jobs and Boost the Economy

(Advanced Energy Economy/PR Newswire) Advanced energy business leaders went to the California Capitol building today to express support for Gov. Brown’s

August 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Inslee: I’ll Use My Authority to Impose Cap on Emissions

by Jim Brunner and Hal Bernton (Seattle Times)  After being stymied on climate policy in the Legislature, Gov. Jay Inslee announced

August 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Gov. Dayton Signs E15 Dispenser Bill: Law Goes into Effect July 1

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The E15 Dispenser bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton, goes into effect July

July 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Oregon Declares Biomass Carbon Neutral

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  After a House vote of 44-9, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that

July 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Clean Fuel Standards Face Political Attacks in Washington, Oregon

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Clean fuel standards under development in Oregon and Washington have been under attack by

July 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Washington State Nixes Low Carbon Fuel Standard via Transport Bill “Poison Pill”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington state, state lawmakers passed a $15B transportation package by a 27-22 vote that

July 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Plans to Veto Ethanol Tax Credit Bill

by Duane Shimogawa  (Pacific Business News)  Hawaii Gov. David Ige said that he intends to veto a bill passed by

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Schepisi Bill Allowing Biofuel Production in New Jersey Approved by the Assembly

(RealEstateRama) Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Holly Schepisi paving the way for new jobs for New Jersey workers in the expanding

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Oregon Declares Biomass Carbon Neutral

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  After a House vote of 44-9, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Iowa Legislature OKs E15 Infrastructure Investments for Iowa Renewable Fuels Grants

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, the state legislature passed legislation that allows E15 infrastructure investments to become eligible for

June 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Nebraska Gov. Signs Alt-Fuel Vehicle Rebate Bill

(TruckingInfo.com)  Nebraska’s Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved legislation that will establish a new program offering rebates for alternative-fuel vehicle conversions,

June 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Hawaii’s Clean-Energy Future Requires a Commitment to Develop Biofuels

by Paul Zorner and Martin Sabarsky (Star Advertiser)  A decade ago, Hawaii made a commitment to producing and using more

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

With Clean Fuels as Law, Oregon Biofuel Maker Prepares for Major Expansion

by Wendy Culverwell (Portland Business Journal)  A Eugene biofuel company that converts used cooking oil into fuel is in expansion

May 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Iowa Leaders Call for Biochemical Tax Credits for Ethanol, Biodiesel

by Dave Dreeszen (Sioux City Journal) Durham (Debi Durham, the state’s economic development director), a former Siouxland Chamber of Commerce president, is

May 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Schwarzenegger: Three Things Weightlifting and California Can Teach Us About How To Save the World

by Arnold Schwarzenegger (Time Magazine)  … When I praise Governor Brown, some people look at me like I’ve lost my mind. I’m

May 5, 2015 Read Full Article

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