Tag: Romney

Obama wins 2nd Term – what does it mean for biofuels?

Obama wins 2nd Term – what does it mean for biofuels?

November 7, 2012 |

In Washington, voters handed President Barack Obama a second term as President, and gave control of the US Senate to Democrats, while maintaining Republican control of the US House of Representatives. What does it mean for bioenergy? The Digest will have a round-up of opinion in tomorrow’s edition, and coverage will continue throughout the month […]

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The Flaring of Energy Freedom

The Flaring of Energy Freedom

October 17, 2012 |

$100 billion in stranded gas, flared each year – bad for economics, bad for climate. Now, along comes Siluria with biotechnology that changes the economics, and opens new opportunities to make high-value ethylene from all that low-cost natural gas. If you were watching the second Obama-Romney presidential debate last night, or heard about it, it […]

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Romney supports biofuels and RFS for producer market access

Romney supports biofuels and RFS for producer market access

October 10, 2012 |

In Iowa, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney confirmed his support for the Renewable Fuels Standard. In his Agricultural Prosperity white paper announced during a campaign stop in Van Meter it was confirmed that Romney recognizes the important role of biofuels in securing America’s energy independence and sees the RFS as a guarantee of market access […]

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Romney: “Biofuels are crucial to America’s energy future…maintain the Renewable Fuel Standard.”

Romney: “Biofuels are crucial to America’s energy future…maintain the Renewable Fuel Standard.”

October 10, 2012 |

In Washington, the Romney campaign issued a long-awaited white paper on agricultural policy. Among the highlights: Farm Bill. “As president, Romney will ensure that a strong farm bill is passed in a timely manner to give farmers and ranchers the certainty they need for their operations and their livelihoods.” Trade. “As president, Mitt Romney will make […]

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“Obama and Romney on farm issues and biofuels.”

“Obama and Romney on farm issues and biofuels.”

September 26, 2012 |

iowafuel: Obama and Romney on #farm issues and #biofuels h/t @FarmBureau recycling_Facts: New data on the biofuel ecobalance: Most biofuels are not ‘green’: First tops, then flops. … renewable_nergy: Enerjetik plans Denver facility to produce biofuels: Denver Business Journal by Cathy Proctor, Reporter Date: Tu… CanGreenfuels: Ethanol plant makes 1 million tons of CO2 disappear! […]

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BIO to Romney: kudos for standing firm on the Renewable Fuel Standard

BIO to Romney: kudos for standing firm on the Renewable Fuel Standard

August 27, 2012 |

In Washington, the Biotechnology Industry Organization thanked Gov. Mitt Romney for his stated intention to “support increased market penetration and competition among energy sources by maintaining the RFS” in “The Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class: ENERGY INDEPENDENCE,” released last week. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said, “The Renewable Fuel Standard is the […]

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Romney backs the Renewable Fuel Standard

Romney backs the Renewable Fuel Standard

August 24, 2012 |

In Washington, the lengthy Romney-Ryan energy plan was published yesterday. For biofuels supporters, one phrase stood above all others. “The RFS must be maintained.” In Washington, in response to Governor Romney’s support of the Renewable Fuel Standard and market access for alternative fuels in his energy plan released today, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO […]

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Where does Mitt sit? A look at a Romney Administration and biofuels

Where does Mitt sit? A look at a Romney Administration and biofuels

August 14, 2012 |

In 1938, as the German-Czechoslovakian crisis unfolded on the eve of World War II, Hilaire Belloc summarized British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement policy as: “Dear Czecho-Slovakia, I don’t think they’ll attack yer, But I’m not going to back yer.” So might the policies of a Romney Administration towards biofuels be fairly described. It shaped […]

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Will says Romney is flip-flopping on ethanol policy

Will says Romney is flip-flopping on ethanol policy

October 31, 2011 |

In Washington D.C., Washington Post columnist George Will came down hard on the current ethanol policy of presidential contender Mitt Romney. Since Romney committed in May to support ethanol subsidies, he has begun to waver, telling Iowans that he is “a business guy” and is interested in a bipartisan review of ethanol subsidization, indicated that […]

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Romney, Gingrich's ethanol support: principle or pandering?

Romney, Gingrich's ethanol support: principle or pandering?

May 31, 2011 |

In Iowa, former governor Mitt Romney and former House speaker Newt Gingrich have set themselves aside from other Republican candidates such as Tim Pawlenty by saying that they support subsidies for ethanol. Pundits are saying that ethanol support is helping to make Romney a real contender, after failing to capture the 2008 caucus in Iowa […]

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