Tag: Obama

Bi-partisan group of 52 congressmen urge Obama to boost biodiesel quota

Bi-partisan group of 52 congressmen urge Obama to boost biodiesel quota

July 1, 2014 |

In Washington, in a bipartisan letter to President Barack Obama, Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Collin Peterson (D-MN), and 50 Members of Congress urge the President to increase the amount of biodiesel fuels allowed to enter markets under the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards. The EPA is considering a limit on standard biodiesel fuels that would effectively […]

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Obama, Malaysia, Verdezyne, and business as unusual in the bioeconomy

Obama, Malaysia, Verdezyne, and business as unusual in the bioeconomy

April 28, 2014 |

How a small, development-stage industrial biotech company, making chemicals you never heard of, landed $48M in new investment and a $100M valuation from investors like BP. And how they got so hot that figures like President Obama and the Malaysian Prime Minister attend an investment signing ceremony. In Malaysia, Verdezyne has negotiated key terms for […]

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Benjamins for Biofuels in the 2015 Obama Budget: The Digest’s 7-Minute Guide

Benjamins for Biofuels in the 2015 Obama Budget: The Digest’s 7-Minute Guide

March 5, 2014 |

Vitally interested in President Obama’s proposed 2015 budget and the 411 on grants, incentives, tax credits, loan guarantees and R&D support — but haven’t got the time to read all 1653 glorious pages? Try the Digest’s 7-Minute Guide. In Washington, President Obama outlined his $3.9 trillion budget proposal for 2015, with a focus on tax […]

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Obama touts all-of-the-above energy strategy in State of the Union speech; draws “trying to have it both ways” ire from biofuels, environmental groups

Obama touts all-of-the-above energy strategy in State of the Union speech; draws “trying to have it both ways” ire from biofuels, environmental groups

January 28, 2014 |

Draws fire from biofuels, environmental groups for emphasis on fossil fuels, back-off on renewables; 110,000 sign VoteVets.org  petition in support of RFS In Washington, US President Barack Obama delivered the 2014 State of the Union speech, and declared that “the all-of-the-above energy strategy I announced a few years ago is working.” The complete text of the […]

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Sen. Grassley says Obama must weigh in to save RFS

Sen. Grassley says Obama must weigh in to save RFS

January 22, 2014 |

In Washington, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says that Obama will hand the oil industry a big win if he doesn’t intervene directly to save the RFS. He says that only the White House stepping in on the EPA’s proposed reduction of the ethanol blending mandate will keep the policy from being watered down. Industry support […]

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Lewinsky’s Dress Syndrome and the EPA biofuels debacle

Lewinsky’s Dress Syndrome and the EPA biofuels debacle

November 24, 2013 |

So, the EPA hands down cruel cutbacks in renewable fuel targets as the Administration reels under Obamacare pressure. What happened to biofuels, why is “everyone’s friend” biodiesel getting the shaft, what’s next? And what is Lewinsky’s Dress Syndrome, anyway? Answers for your questions. On Friday November 15th, the EPA issued a proposal for the 2014 […]

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Obama “caving in to Big Oil instead of holding them accountable to statutory requirements”: Congressman

Obama “caving in to Big Oil instead of holding them accountable to statutory requirements”: Congressman

November 11, 2013 |

In Washington, Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley blasted President Obama and his Administration — suggesting that in an effort to pacify Big Oil, the President was betraying the Midwestern economy, long-standing US (and his own) energy policy, and those in the business community who relied on his support in making investments in renewable fuels. In a […]

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Washington Times questions LanzaTech grant, Khosla’s political efforts

Washington Times questions LanzaTech grant, Khosla’s political efforts

September 23, 2013 |

In Washington, The Washington Times raises questions regarding the timing of LanzaTech’s $4M award, as it comes after important financier Vinod Khosla hosted a fundraiser for the Democratic Party at his home. Khosla, one of the company’s most active investors, hosted President Obama and Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) […]

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Visack says Obama administration stands firm behind RFS

Visack says Obama administration stands firm behind RFS

September 12, 2013 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told Growth Energy that there was no need for Congress to interfere on the Renewable Fuels Standard and that the Obama administration stands behind the policy. He said that EPA’s willingness to revise down 2014 blending mandates has taken some of the wind out of Congress sails in the […]

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“Europe’s Transport Sector Sluggish in Adopting #Biofuels.”

“Europe’s Transport Sector Sluggish in Adopting #Biofuels.”

August 7, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: LAPRESS Obama administration sets new biofuels requirements. Sen. David Vitter wants next year’s standards waived: Dav… Prudent_Living #Europe’s Transport Sector Sluggish in Adopting #Biofuels, Report Finds Oil_news1 UPDATE 1-U.S. EPA expects to reduce biofuels volumes for 2014

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