In Indonesia, consultations between biodiesel producers and the European Union could come as early as July in order to avoid a lengthy case in the EU’s Court of Justice regarding anti-dumping levies placed on Indonesian biodiesel imports.
In the Philippines, the government may suspend the country’s biofuels law that requires power plants to blend with 2% biodiesel to protect the efficiency of the 1,200MW Ilijan natural gas plant in Batangas. Apparently the facility will produce just 480MW of 600MW installed capacity on the one side if it begins using 2% coconut-based biodiesel […]
In New Hampshire, the bill that sought to forbid ethanol blends of higher than 10% has died on the vine as it never reached the Senate floor before the legislative session ended for the summer. The bill that made it through the House of Representatives would only have come into effect if two other northeastern […]
In Canada, the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) Program has announced their 3rd Call for Proposals. IFIT addresses a critical need for capital investment in new technologies by providing non-repayable contributions of up to 50% of a project’s costs for the demonstration of innovative technologies at the pilot or commercial scale in the Canadian […]
In Washington, the EPA finalized additional regulatory provisions that are intended to assure reasonable oversight of RIN generation and promote greater liquidity in the RIN market, which in turn helps ensure the use of the required renewable fuel volumes. The rule includes a voluntary quality assurance program and related provisions intended to meet these goals. […]
In Washington, the Energy Future Coalition along with some ethanol producers have filed a lawsuit in U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in an attempt to make the tests required to get alternative fuels approved more accessible. The suit follows the EPA’s April approval of its “Tier III” fuel and vehicle […]
In Washington, the Supreme Court has decided not to hear the case claiming California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard falls foul with the constitution, and the case will now be sent back to a lower court. The California Air Resources Board cheered the decision, saying that the time for delaying the implementation of the policy is […]
In Canada, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute has released a report criticizing the effectiveness of the country’s biofuels support programs, estimating that federal government biofuel initiatives cost Canadians between $3.00 and $3.50 for every dollar of social and environmental benefits achieved. Consequently the policy has failed to deliver value to Canadian taxpayers, it says.
In Washington, Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, fired back against the CBO with the following statement in response to a recent report entitled, “Renewable Fuel Standard: Issues for 2014 and Beyond,” a highly flawed and unrealistic evaluation of the importance of renewable fuels and their numerous benefits, Tom Buis CEO of Growth Energy released […]
In Washington, with oil prices on the rise in response to the deteriorating situation in Iraq, Americans United for Change announced a major new ad campaign encouraging the EPA not to turn its back on a secure, safe, reliable energy source that the U.S. has complete control over: clean burning, homegrown renewable fuels. AUFC will […]