Category: Policy

Sens. Klobuchar and Ernst developing bipartisan ethanol infrastructure bill

Sens. Klobuchar and Ernst developing bipartisan ethanol infrastructure bill

April 7, 2021 |

In Washington, AgWeek reports that US Senator from Minnesota Amy Klobuchar and US Senator from Iowa Jodi Ernst are developing a bipartisan bill that would provide $500 million in grants over five years to help fuel retailers supply higher ethanol blends. The legislation goes hand-in-hand with South Dakota Senator John Thune’s Adopt GREET Act that […]

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Growth Energy urges Indiana government to veto bill that would destroy E15 demand

Growth Energy urges Indiana government to veto bill that would destroy E15 demand

April 6, 2021 |

In Washington, Growth Energy sent a letter to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb urging him to veto SB 303, legislation intended to destroy demand for E15, a fuel blend with 15 percent ethanol. “Make no mistake, SB 303 was designed to stall new competition at the fuel pump and prevent more consumers from saving three to […]

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Biden Administration wants EVs included in RIN program

Biden Administration wants EVs included in RIN program

April 5, 2021 |

In Washington, Reuters reports the Biden Administration wants to see how charging electric vehicles with power produced from renewable fuels, such as methane produced at dairy farms, could generate RINs. The White House asked the Environmental Protection Agency to look into how such a policy shift might be achieved. There are questions about how to […]

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City of Los Angeles has road map for 100% renewable energy

City of Los Angeles has road map for 100% renewable energy

April 4, 2021 |

In California, Los Angeles will be able to achieve 98% clean energy in the next 10 years and 100% by 2035, according to their Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study (LA100) conducted with NREL. NREL developed a range of scenarios to evaluate pathways to 100% renewable energy on different timescales and expected levels of building […]

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Biofuels Coalition welcomes amicus curiae briefs from eight states in SRE case

Biofuels Coalition welcomes amicus curiae briefs from eight states in SRE case

April 1, 2021 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, and American Coalition for Ethanol (collectively referred to as the “Biofuels Coalition”) thanked the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, South Dakota, and Virginia for filing an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court today in support of the Coalition’s […]

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American Jobs Plan includes call for $15B in funding to demo clean energy technology

American Jobs Plan includes call for $15B in funding to demo clean energy technology

March 31, 2021 |

In Washington, as part of the American Jobs Plan President Biden announced on Wednesday, the President is calling on Congress to invest $35 billion in the full range of solutions needed to achieve technology breakthroughs that address the climate crisis and position America as the global leader in clean energy technology and clean energy jobs. […]

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Illinois state legislature looking at bill transitioning to B20 by 2024

Illinois state legislature looking at bill transitioning to B20 by 2024

March 30, 2021 |

In Illinois, Brownfield Ag News reports state legislators have submitted a bill that seeks to boost the state’s current B11 mandate to B20 by 2024. The state’s tax exemption for B11 expires soon but the bill would extend it for another six months in addition to the transition to B20. The push for B20 is […]

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Malaysia’s complete B20 roll out delayed until year’s end due to COVID-19 impacts

Malaysia’s complete B20 roll out delayed until year’s end due to COVID-19 impacts

March 29, 2021 |

In Malaysia, The Edge Markets reports the Malaysian Palm Oil Board the further roll out of the B20 mandate has been delayed due to the economic impact of COVID-19 and will reach Peninsular Malaysia by the end of the year. It says the situation in Malaysia is different than in Indonesia so the two countries’ […]

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Utah passes HB91 to decarbonize transportation, clean fleet incentives

Utah passes HB91 to decarbonize transportation, clean fleet incentives

March 28, 2021 |

In Utah, the state legislation passed Utah HB 91, a bipartisan bill that reenacts and extends the availability of a state tax credit related to certain alternative fuel heavy-duty vehicles and makes technical and conforming changes to state law. Sponsored by Rep. Andrew Stoddard (D-44) and Sen. Lincoln Fillmore (R-10), the bill encourages the transition […]

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India approves E100 for sale but more flex-fuel vehicles required

India approves E100 for sale but more flex-fuel vehicles required

March 25, 2021 |

In India, DNA reports the government has officially approved E100 following indications of the same last week. Oil marketing companies are now allowed to sell E100 but only to flex-fuel vehicles. The Times of India reported earlier this week that the government may soon ask domestic automobile manufacturers to start producing flue-fuel vehicles in order […]

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