Tag: RFS

Iowa hoping Biden hasn’t switched sides on RFS in favor of Carlyle Group

Iowa hoping Biden hasn’t switched sides on RFS in favor of Carlyle Group

September 17, 2014 |

In Iowa, the state’s renewable fuels association so hopes that reports of vice president Joe Biden turning his back on biofuels at the behest of a Pennsylvania congressman loyal to the Carlyle Group and their refinery in his district are untrue that it has published a full page ad asking the question in the Des […]

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Fuels America debuts USA Today RFS ad as API gears up for media blitz

Fuels America debuts USA Today RFS ad as API gears up for media blitz

September 15, 2014 |

In Washington, Fuels America has debuted their USA Today full-page advertisement which warns that the EPA’s proposal to fundamentally alter the Renewable Fuel Standard would seriously undermine his Administration’s efforts to combat climate change, promote energy independence, and support the emerging cellulosic ethanol industry. The ad will air from September 19th-21st. Speculators have observed the […]

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Iowa voters support biodiesel in RFS, will vote on the issue

Iowa voters support biodiesel in RFS, will vote on the issue

August 24, 2014 |

In Iowa, a survey of registered voters asserts that 77% of respondents support expanding the RFS to increase biodiesel in the fuel supply, and 69% said a Congressional candidate’s position on the RFS was “very” or “somewhat” important. The study shows Iowans have a positive opinion about biodiesel in general. Additionally, after a series of […]

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2014 US Renewable Fuel volume decision looms, as EPA hands off to OMB

2014 US Renewable Fuel volume decision looms, as EPA hands off to OMB

August 24, 2014 |

The critical 2014 RVO number begins its trek towards final publication. Will the Obama Administration stand by the Renewable Fuel Standard, or knuckle under to petroleum interests? In Washington, word filtered out from the Environmental Protection Agency that the 2014 RVO has moved to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Let’s first review […]

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EPA’s delay on RFS hitting biodiesel producers hard

EPA’s delay on RFS hitting biodiesel producers hard

August 22, 2014 |

In Washington, with the EPA expected to announce RFS blending mandates for 2014 in September at the earliest, the biodiesel industry is suffering from sinking prices as buyers wait on the sidelines until the mandate is announced. The preliminary rule announced in November saw the 2014 mandate mimic the 2013 mandate of 1.28 billion gallons […]

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All Your Biodiesel Are Belong To Us: The 10 Top Mistakes in Covering Renewable Fuels

All Your Biodiesel Are Belong To Us: The 10 Top Mistakes in Covering Renewable Fuels

August 21, 2014 |

How bad, bent, half-baked, bungled, pettifogged, misconstrued, out-of-date, misleading or agenda-laden can coverage of renewable fuels get? This week, America’s favorite advanced biofuel, biodiesel, gets a hit job. The Digest investigates. In 1994, there were fewer than 1,000 websites. By 2013, there were 672 million. The proliferation of content has resulted in wildly uneven coverage of renewable fuels, if […]

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Fuels America launches new campaign to save RFS

Fuels America launches new campaign to save RFS

August 11, 2014 |

In Washington, Fuels America has launched a new campaign highlighting what would happen without the RFS. It’s list of 10 impacts include more oil imports, more profits for big oil execs, dirtier air and sending advanced biofuels overseas to countries like Brazil and China.  

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EPA extends RFS 2013 deadline for a third time

EPA extends RFS 2013 deadline for a third time

August 4, 2014 |

In Washington, the EPA has extended the deadline for complying with the 2013 RFS to 30 days after the official publication of the 2014 RFS mandate. This is the third time the EPA has extended the compliance deadline. The agency says the extension is because oil companies need to know how many credits they need […]

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Kansas GOP set to split over Renewable Fuel Standard in bruising primary fight

Kansas GOP set to split over Renewable Fuel Standard in bruising primary fight

August 3, 2014 |

In Kansas, one of the more interesting political battles of the US 2014 election season will take place on Tuesday August 4, when Republican (and Tea Party-fave) congressman Tim Huelskamp — who has called for an end to the Renewable Fuel Standard and opposed the Farm Bill, comes up against Republican challenger Alan LaPolice, a […]

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The Boss From Hell? EPA, Congress and advanced biofuels

The Boss From Hell? EPA, Congress and advanced biofuels

July 31, 2014 |

Here are 5 Tell-Tale Signs that you have the Boss from Hell. And when it comes to the US federal government and advanced biofuels, all five are kinda pointin’ right at ol’ Uncle Sam. Congress passed the Renewable Fuels Standard in 2007, as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act, and appointed EPA to take […]

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