Tag: WHite House

Congressional Black Caucus asks EPA to keep RFS below 10%

Congressional Black Caucus asks EPA to keep RFS below 10%

February 3, 2014 |

In Washington, the Congressional Black Caucus wants the White House to pull back on the RFS, claiming that ethanol production is pushing up food prices. The Caucus said in a letter to the EPA administrator that food prices increased last year by $2,000 for a family of four due to higher corn prices. They are […]

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White House reviews 2014 EPA targets

White House reviews 2014 EPA targets

September 9, 2013 |

In Washington, the White House is reviewing the EPA biofuel use targets for 2014 after receiving the proposal the week before last. Next year’s targets are due to be proposed this month, to be finalized by December, but are threatened if the decision on the 2014 numbers takes longer than anticipated. The 2013 requirements were […]

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“Arlen Van Draanen Announces AEA Biofuels Development Center.”

“Arlen Van Draanen Announces AEA Biofuels Development Center.”

August 13, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: Bournes_Energy: Did you know that #biomass heating is more sustainable and cheaper than oil, #propane or gas? FuturePowerGen Arlen Van Draanen Announces AEA Biofuels Development Center dieseldan274 @whitehouse A tarriff on imported oil would jump-start investment in biofuels, EVs & hydrogen vehicles!!!

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Backyard Biofuels pioneers honored at White House ceremony

Backyard Biofuels pioneers honored at White House ceremony

July 11, 2013 |

In Missouri, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s director of science education and outreach, Dr. Terry Woodford-Thomas and Dr. Cindy Encarncion, director of life sciences at the St. Louis Science Center, were invited to the Champions of Change awards program on June 25, 2013 at the White House. The event recognized American citizens’ contributions to […]

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White House gives OK for sugar-to-ethanol buyback

White House gives OK for sugar-to-ethanol buyback

July 1, 2013 |

In Washington, the White House budget office has given the thumbs up for the sugar-for-ethanol program Feedstock Flexibility Program. It’s unclear if the program can be implemented in time to avoid forfeitures on sugar loans, with the first of those set to expire the end of July. As much as $620 million in sugar loans […]

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USDA asking White House to approve feedstock flexibility program

USDA asking White House to approve feedstock flexibility program

April 9, 2013 |

In Washington, the USDA is asking the White House to approve the first ever use of the feedstock flexibility program that allows the USDA to sell sugar at a loss to ethanol makers. The USDA is set to buy up to 400,000 tons of sugar to avoid forfeiture under the commodity insurance program at an […]

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The reality we are living in now: Biofuels and the new DC, part II

The reality we are living in now: Biofuels and the new DC, part II

July 11, 2011 |

In a two-part series, we look at the new DC in a $14 trillion debt environment: what’s up with loan guarantees, tax policy, the Renewable Fuel Standard, and the Defense Production Act. In part I we looked at the latest on loan guarantees and at the Klobuchar-Thune-Feinstein compromise on ethanol tax policy. Today, in part […]

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Browner to leave White House as energy, climate czarina: report

Browner to leave White House as energy, climate czarina: report

[ 1 ] January 25, 2011 |

In Washington, informed sources are confirming that Carol Browner, the White House energy and climate change policy czarina, will depart from the administration, shortly. The former Clinton-era EPA chief had been in charge of the strategic focus on climate change and clean energy, across multiple agencies. The Obama Administration was unable to pass comprehensive climate […]

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White House touts altfuel locator as a favorite iPhone app

White House touts altfuel locator as a favorite iPhone app

[ 0 ] November 29, 2010 |

In Washington, the White House has named the Alternative Fuel Locator among top mobile applications for iPhones and other mobile web browsers. The app helps people find fueling stations for vehicles that run on biodiesel, electricity, E85 or ethanol, hydrogen, natural gas, propane, or other alternative fuels. The app — available on the mobile web […]

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