posted on January 24, 2014 at 5:57 PM
The Obama administration sent shockwaves through the Corn Belt late last year when it proposed cutting the federal mandate to blend ethanol into U.S. gasoline supplies. The plan has drawn sharp criticism from biofuels supporters who claim the...
posted on December 27, 2013 at 5:04 PM
2013 began in a similar fashion as the year it followed: as lawmakers dealt with a severe case of “electile dysfunction” in Washington.
posted on December 20, 2013 at 5:43 PM
Sen. Feinstein and Sen. Coburn want corn to be eliminated from the Renewable Fuel Standard. Sen. Baucus wants all clean energy tax credits to be reduced from 42 to 2. Warren Buffett's MidAmerican Energy purchases nearly $1 billion in wind turbines.
posted on December 6, 2013 at 5:59 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency held a hearing this week on a proposal to reduce the amount of ethanol to be blended into U.S. gasoline.
posted on November 22, 2013 at 6:44 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, proposed reducing the amount of renewable fuels blended into America’s gasoline and diesel supplies next year by nearly 3 billion gallons.
posted on November 15, 2013 at 6:52 PM
Washington responded to soaring gasoline prices by including a Renewable Fuels Standard, or RFS, in the 2005 Energy Bill. The RFS established an ethanol production mandate requiring 4 billion gallons of the renewable fuel be blended with gasoline...
posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:57 PM
Ethanol enthusiasts celebrated this week. But the reason for the milestone was not welcomed by all. The American Coalition for Ethanol held what it called a birthday party in Washington, D.C., complete with a cake.
posted on February 1, 2013 at 6:12 PM
U.S. agriculture is still reeling from the worst drought in half a century. While farmers produced the 8th largest corn crop in history, the 2012 harvest was still well below expectations.
posted on November 16, 2012 at 5:06 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency denied a multi-state request for a waiver on the Renewable Fuels Standard.
posted on October 6, 2011 at 5:21 PM
The current Renewable Fuels Standard, or RFS requires U.S. motorists to power their cars with 36 billion gallons of alternative fuels by 2022. Ethanol from corn would comprise nearly a third of the total with the rest being covered by biodiesel,...