renewable fuel standard
It's silly to argue that the GOP is the best positioned to stand up to the oil industry. But it's an important reminder to Democrats (and environmentalists) from the coasts that issues like the Renewable Fuel Standard are watched closely in the middle of the country.
The Republican electoral victory will result in dramatic shifts in energy and environmental policy. A complete reversal of
Food-based biofuels such as corn ethanol undermine food security, make air and water quality worse, and drive deforestation
As a former soldier, as well as a father and husband of other soldiers, there is much I appreciate about the military. But, perhaps one of the things I appreciate about it most, recently, is its commitment to leading the way on energy efficiency, and combatting climate change.
Most attention has been paid to the U.S. trade deals with Mexico and China, because they number in the hundreds of billions of dollars, but one economic issue, which numbers in the hundreds of millions, is vitally important to the renewable energy industry.
Cruz's opposition to ethanol mandates puts him in a place you would never expect to find him.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Tuesday at the 10th annual Iowa Renewable Fuels conference that he supports the notion to maintain the standard, a declaration that must have boded well with many citizens of a state with 41 corn ethanol plants in attendance.
Some commentators have argued President Barack Obama suffers from a failure of leadership. That was evidenced once again last week when he traveled to Paris to demand the world cut greenhouse gas emissions on the very day his administration was making moves that would do just the opposite.
Despite the terrorist attacks in Paris, French officials have announced the United Nations Convention on Climate Change will proceed as planned on November 30. The conference is expected to produce a blueprint to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of global warming.
It's ironic, then, that even as Obama extolls the virtue of keeping fossil fuels in the ground, his administration is in the process of gutting the Renewable Fuel Standard, the most significant piece of legislation passed over the past decade to do just that.
Are White House Insiders With Connections to Big Oil Undermining the President's Climate Change Agenda?
How in good faith can Obama lobby world leaders to fight climate change when his own administration has weakened the RFS, a law -- signed by George W. Bush no less! -- that has reduced greenhouse gas emissions since its inception a decade ago?
As EPA Hands Down New Rules on Renewable Fuel Standard, Critics Say 'Blend Wall' a Fiction Created by Big Oil
The idea that there is some reason why ethanol should be capped at 10 percent has led oil industry critics to charge that the blend wall is a fiction made up by Big Oil to protect its self-interest -- and its profits.
It's clear why politicians in Congress continue to defend corn ethanol: They want to support from corn-growing constituents. The question is why the Obama Administration would choose corn growers over environmentalists, consumers, and even the pollinators they claim to want to protect.
Under the Renewable Fuel Standard, refiners are expected to include a certain amount of biofuels in gasoline and diesel fuels