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The Obama administration's proposed cuts to U.S. biofuel use targets could undermine the White House's plan to tackle climate change, according to two Democrats on the Senate committee that oversees the renewable fuel mandate
U.S. energy markets cannot absorb the levels of biofuels required by law to be blended into the fuel supply in 2014, Environmental Protection Agency head Gina McCarthy said on Thursday, defending a controversial proposal to slash the target for ...
Barack Obama on Friday backed away from the notion of corn ethanol
representing a cure for climate change, as he proposed to cut the amount of ethanol
that is blended into the US gasoline supply.
The Environmental Protection Agency said ...
With two words, the U.S. environment regulator may be handing oil refiners the biggest win of a long battle to beat back the seemingly inexorable rise of ethanol
fuel.In a leaked proposal that would significantly scale back biofuel ...
Faced with a crop of lemons — too much ethanol
, a population of cars not tuned to burn it effectively and a driving public leery of the fuel’s properties — the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to make lemonade.The effort to ...
The battle between U.S. ethanol
producers and oil companies has reached a turning point, with the winners poised to gain an advantage over the future of the country’s energy mix and the losers forced to cede profits and jobs to their bitter ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could soon issue a final ruling that aims to force oil companies to replace E10, gasoline mixed with 10 percent ethanol
, with E15.
This move could come just as widespread support for ethanol
A U.S. appeals court upheld government approval for a higher blend of corn ethanol
into gasoline on Friday in a ruling that may help the biofuels industry in the longer term but have little immediate impact on sales.
In a 2-1 ruling, the ...
Intended as an additive to gasoline, ethanol
in modern times was meant to stretch America’s fuel supplies, much as a cook uses chicken stock to increase the volume of a soup. By federal mandate
makes up about 10 percent of most fuel that ...
Almost three-quarters of the Senate approved a measure to end the $6-billion-a-year blenders credit, but its prospects for ultimate passage remain cloudy
Deficit hawks have practically turned sharpened scissors into a fashion accessory ...
WASHINGTON--The Environmental Protection Agency is poised to approve higher levels of corn-based ethanol
in gasoline for all cars manufactured in the past decade.
Two people familiar with the decision said late Thursday the agency is ...
A ruling by the Obama administration allowing the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol
is running into legal hurdles from trade groups opposing the plan.
The National Petrochemical and Refiners Association sued the ...
U.S. auto and engine makers sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday for allowing higher blends
for newer cars, saying it could confuse consumers at fuel pumps and lead to engine damage in older vehicles.
The suit, ...
It seems like a great idea: Increase the amount of renewable ethanol
from grain at the gas station and decrease America's reliance on foreign oil.
But a push to add another 50 percent to the ethanol
content of some automobile fuel has ...
By now, well into the 21st century, at least some U.S. cars were supposed to be running on an exciting new power source--clean fuels refined from corn husks, timber waste and tall, fast-growing grasses.
But the U.S. Environmental ...
The Environmental Protection Agency says it will wait until this fall to decide whether U.S. car engines can handle higher concentrations of ethanol
The agency had been expected to decide by this month whether to increase ...
The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that it expects the biofuels industry to produce 6.5 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol
this year, a fraction of the volume anticipated by Congress.
The announcement suggests that ...
The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it wants more tests to determine if car engines can handle higher concentrations of ethanol
in gasoline before it decides whether to increase the maximum blend from 10 to 15 ...
The draft conclusions announced by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Lisa Jackson were that cellulosic ethanol
and other next-generation renewables will dramatically reduce greenhouse-gas emissions over their entire life cycle, ...
The Obama administration on Tuesday will step up efforts to increase the availability of ethanol
at filling stations and to speed up subsidies to struggling biofuel producers. But the trade-off is that the administration is also expected to ...
IN FEBRUARY 2007, the Department of Energy selected six cellulosic ethanol
projects to receive up to $385 million in grants. Authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the funding was part of an effort by the Bush Administration to end the ...
The U.S. government will eventually allow higher levels of ethanol
to be blended into gasoline, Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen said on Tuesday.
Ethanol is currently approved to make up 10 percent of gasoline, but ...
More than a year ago, Congress passed a law requiring massive increases in the production of ethanol
and other biofuels, but with the economy tanking, concerns about the mandate
are popping up in every corner.The Renewable Fuel Standard, ...
industry is putting pressure on the Obama administration to allow higher levels of ethanol
in gasoline, a step that auto makers and some public-health advocates have resisted amid concerns it could harm engines and air ...
Americans don't like to lose wars—which makes sense, since we have so little
practice with it. Of course, a lot depends on how you define just what a war is.
There are shooting wars—the kind that test our mettle and our patriotism and our ...