Monthly Archives: July 2015

Vigorous Efforts Underway to Expand Consumer Access to Biofuels

Underlying much of the debate over the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the availability of the biofuels that offer economic, environmental and energy security benefits to our country. In arguing against the RFS, the oil industry presents the questionable … Continue reading

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Policy Makers Must Put Production Tax Credits Back on Track

It’s easy to get a bit cynical when Congress registers some forward progress on extending tax benefits for renewable energy technologies. You only have to look back at Dec. 16 to get a little jaded. That’s when the previous Congress … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Case Indicates EPA Could Open Avenues for E30

By now, word has spread about the decision out of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit turning down a petition from a number of biofuel interests – including the Energy Future Coalition – seeking the court’s review of … Continue reading

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More Good News from Science on the Viability of Biofuels

More good news on the viability of biofuels as transportation fuel alternatives has emanated from the research field, providing advocates with even more persuasive arguments against EPA’s short-sighted proposal to reduce blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). One … Continue reading

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Roundtable Underscores Need, Efforts to Integrate Energy and Water Systems

A DOE-sponsored roundtable held this week is drawing stakeholder attention to what officials call the energy-water nexus – a phrase that readily describes the increasing interdependence between water and energy systems. The event held Wednesday at DOE’s National Renewable Energy … Continue reading

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