Tag: Legislation

Civil rights for chemicals, next? Bipartisan legislation introduced in US to extend production, investment tax credits to renewable chemicals

Civil rights for chemicals, next? Bipartisan legislation introduced in US to extend production, investment tax credits to renewable chemicals

July 30, 2015 |

In Washington, Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Richard Neal (D-MA) introduced H.R. 3390, which provides renewable chemical producers access to production or investment tax credits currently available to other renewable energy producers. The production tax credit was the subject of a Digest column by Corinne Young and Michelle Jalbert of re:chem earlier this […]

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Oregon’s governor signs clean fuel legislation

Oregon’s governor signs clean fuel legislation

March 19, 2015 |

In Oregon, the state’s new governor signed legislation ending the sunset period for cleaner fuels. On the signing of Clean Fuels legislation, Governor Kate Brown said, “I strongly support SB 324’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is difficult to deny that we are seeing the effects of a warming planet. This year, 85 […]

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Legislation introduced in Oregon to end E10 mandate

Legislation introduced in Oregon to end E10 mandate

February 17, 2015 |

In Oregon, H.B. 2373 was introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives to remove the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol.  Currently, the state requires that “a retail dealer, nonretail dealer or wholesale dealer may not sell or offer for sale gasoline unless the gasoline contains […]

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US Representatives introduce legislation to reform RFS

US Representatives introduce legislation to reform RFS

October 21, 2013 |

In Washington, Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jim Costa (D-CA), Steve Womack (R-AR), and Peter Welch (D-VT) released the following statement regarding the introduction of the RFS Reform Act in the U.S. House of Representatives: “The RFS debate is no longer just a debate about fuel or food.  It is also a debate about jobs, small […]

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New York state legislatures pass new B2 bioheat standard

New York state legislatures pass new B2 bioheat standard

June 24, 2013 |

In New York state, the Assembly and Senate passed legislation that sets a new standard for all heating oil sold in the state, requiring it to contain at least 2 percent biodiesel (B2, known in the industry as Bioheat) by 2015. A broad range of industry and environmental groups voiced support for the legislation, which […]

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Senators King and Collins introduce The Biomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2013

Senators King and Collins introduce The Biomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2013

May 30, 2013 |

In Washington, Senator Angus S. King, Jr. introduced legislation, cosponsored by Senator Susan Collins that would recognize and promote the economic and environmental benefits of biomass thermal energy. The Biomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2013, or BTU Act, would amend the federal tax code to incentivize biomass energy, as it already does for several other […]

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New North Carolina law treats cooking oil theft like any other crime

New North Carolina law treats cooking oil theft like any other crime

January 2, 2013 |

In North Carolina, new legislation has gone into effect that treats stealing used cooking oil as any other theft. Under the new law, anyone caught stealing used cooking oil will be charged with a misdemeanor and anyone caught with over $1,000 worth of used oil will be charged with a felony. This marks a dramatic […]

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Canada moves to permanently exempt home heating fuel from renewable regulations

Canada moves to permanently exempt home heating fuel from renewable regulations

January 2, 2013 |

In Canada, the federal government is considering amending its Renewable Fuels Regulations to permanently exempt home-heating fuel following complaints from industry. The current legislation requires at least two per cent renewable energy for home-heating fuel but higher renewable fuel costs have stressed suppliers and increased heating bills for consumers. The amendment would also give an […]

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Oregon homegrown biodiesel production targeted for regulation

Oregon homegrown biodiesel production targeted for regulation

November 12, 2012 |

In Oregon, Hillsboro city council will pick up a discussion on Nov. 20 looking at homegrown biodiesel and possibly setting a limit on the amount of biodiesel and the amount of key ingredients allowed on a household basis. The meeting about the proposed legislation was pushed back due to a lack of quorum at an […]

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