Tag: Growth Energy

Biofuels coalition files brief challenging EPA’s failure to establish 2020 blending targets

Biofuels coalition files brief challenging EPA’s failure to establish 2020 blending targets

February 3, 2021 |

In Washington, on Friday, January 29, Growth Energy, along with others in the biofuels industry, filed an opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Case No. 20-1046) challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) failure to properly establish 2020 biofuel blending targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard. In their brief, […]

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Farm & biofuel coalition rejects EPA’s excuses for failing to comply with 2017 court order

Farm & biofuel coalition rejects EPA’s excuses for failing to comply with 2017 court order

January 10, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., a coalition of the nation’s largest biofuels and agricultural trade groups including Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, National Biodiesel Board, and others, filed its reply in support of its motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia, and reasserts that EPA’s delays in remedying the improper waiver are […]

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Rabobank not as positive as Growth Energy about ethanol’s ability to bounce back

Rabobank not as positive as Growth Energy about ethanol’s ability to bounce back

January 6, 2021 |

In Canada, Western Producer reports that despite Growth Energy’s assurances that the US ethanol industry will recover post-COVID, Rabobank believes otherwise because the industry was already in a difficult position before the pandemic. Although ethanol demand had improved by the end of 2020, down just 12% in November from the same period in 2019, Rabobank […]

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RFA and Growth Energy demand EPA release names and locations of granted SRE

RFA and Growth Energy demand EPA release names and locations of granted SRE

January 5, 2021 |

In Washington, in a court filing Tuesday, the Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy continued to call on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy to release the names and locations of refineries granted exemptions from their Renewable Fuel Standard obligations.  RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper and Growth Energy CEO Emily […]

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Growth Energy intends to sue EPA over failure to issue RVO on time

Growth Energy intends to sue EPA over failure to issue RVO on time

December 2, 2020 |

In Washington, Growth Energy submitted a notice of intent to sue letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding its failure to fulfill its statutory obligation to issue the 2021 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) by November 30, 2020, an annual deadline set by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The notice gives EPA 60 days to […]

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Who’s in Hot Water, Cold Water, and Who’s Just Right?: Mitsubishi, Monolith Materials, Codexis, Casdin, LG Chem, Neste, Wells Fargo, EPA, NXTLEVVEL, Elementis, Growth Energy, US National Labs, Ginkgo Bioworks in the news

Who’s in Hot Water, Cold Water, and Who’s Just Right?: Mitsubishi, Monolith Materials, Codexis, Casdin, LG Chem, Neste, Wells Fargo, EPA, NXTLEVVEL, Elementis, Growth Energy, US National Labs, Ginkgo Bioworks in the news

December 2, 2020 |

Who’s in Hot Water? Some of the Usual Suspects get into the usual trouble. We note that EPA missed the 2021 Renewable Volume Obligation deadline, and Growth Energy threatens a lawsuit. Really. We get tired of reporting on the industry having to (almost annually) sue the government to compel compliance to the law. It’s a […]

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Growth Energy and RFA want district court to make EPA comply with FOIA request

Growth Energy and RFA want district court to make EPA comply with FOIA request

October 29, 2020 |

In Washington, upon the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) failure to adequately respond to several Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the biofuels industry regarding the small refinery exemption (SRE) program and EPA’s radical escalation in granting SREs in recent years, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association filed a motion this week for partial […]

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RFS Integrity Act welcomed after passing House vote

RFS Integrity Act welcomed after passing House vote

September 28, 2020 |

In Washington, Growth Energy applauded the inclusion of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Integrity Act in clean energy legislation (H.R. 4447) that passed the U.S. House on Friday. The RFS Integrity Act, authored by Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Collin Peterson (D-MN), along with Reps. Dusty Johnson (SD-At Large), Dave Loebsack (IA-04), […]

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DC Circuit hears Growth Energy’s challenge to EPA’s 2019 biofuel mandate, small refinery waivers

DC Circuit hears Growth Energy’s challenge to EPA’s 2019 biofuel mandate, small refinery waivers

September 27, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., S&P Global Platts reports that Growth Energy took its challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 biofuel blending mandate before an appeals court, saying the EPA should have taken small-refinery waivers into account before setting the required volumes. “A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia […]

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Growth Energy slams additional gap-year requests

Growth Energy slams additional gap-year requests

August 24, 2020 |

In Washington, Growth Energy reaffirmed its opposition to so-called ‘gap-year’ exemptions from the nation’s biofuel laws after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed nine new petitions from refiners seeking to skirt obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard – bringing the total to 98, including 67 retroactive exemption requests. “Oil companies are pouring gasoline on the […]

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