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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 ...
I went to a meeting earlier this winter in the Colorado Governor`s Office. I’m not a regular.
The Governor, John Hickenlooper, Hick to his friends, had called the meeting with Boulder County Commissioners to discuss the county’s draft ...
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Just five years ago, Brazil's mostly "green" energy landscape was the envy of nations dependent on dirtier sources of power and the pride of a government that believed it was leading the country to economic superpower ...
For decades, California has been the engine of growth behind America's sputtering clean energy economy—adopting groundbreaking clean air and climate policies as federal efforts lagged behind.
The hope was that California's initiatives ...
Brandon Hunnicutt has had a year to remember. The young Nebraskan from Hamilton County farms 2,600 acres of the High Plains with his father and brother. What looked certain in an almost perfect May to be a "phenomenal" harvest of maize and soy ...
A year after the U.S. government raced to meet a deadline to finish loan agreements with dozens of clean energy companies, less than half the total money promised has been handed over.
Technical questions and companies' own failures in ...
After years at each other's throats, Brazil and the United States are working together to promote the use of ethanol
in a collaboration that could revolutionize global markets and the makeup of the biofuel itself.
The breakthrough came ...
Two companies involved on the ground level of an expensive Pentagon effort to embrace biofuels have used familiar strategies in building their profiles in Washington, using hefty campaign contributions and aggressive lobbying to secure ...
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Discussions about the environment can often get loud as politics
and personal experience transform conversation into debate. Jonathan Foley, director of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment, calls ...
Big oil and natural gas companies may vastly outspend and outman the renewable fuels industry on Capitol Hill but the general gridlock in Washington gives advocates of wind, ethanol
and other new-age sources the upper hand in the growing battle ...
Big oil and natural gas companies vastly outspend and outman the renewable fuels industry on Capitol Hill, but the general gridlock in Washington gives advocates of wind, ethanol
and other new-age sources an edge in the growing battle to overhaul ...
For decades, Sen. Richard Lugar has been Mr. Energy.
The Indiana Republican speaks out repeatedly on the costs of "our oil addiction" and how the reliance on imported oil makes the U.S. less secure.
He has crossed party lines to ...
and wind are getting the bum's rush in the Iowa primary.Energy issues — historically ethanol
but increasingly wind — used to be a centerpiece of the first-in-the-nation caucuses, providing a national platform for a state that ...
supporters, on the defensive since the last Iowa caucus cycle, have decided to do some educational outreach this year to the estimated 600-plus media reprersentatives who will come to Iowa for the Aug. 13 straw poll in ...
More than 2 ½ years have passed since President Barack Obama took office -- a sufficient length of time to assess what he has accomplished, or at least started to accomplish. To gauge his record on the environment, Yale Environment 360 asked a ...
The price of some food has almost doubled in a year, forcing tens of millions into poverty. Photograph: Romas Foord for the Observer
Dig up your lawn and plant your flowerbeds with spuds. Marry a farmer. Buy land. The United Nations, ...
Federal subsidies for corn ethanol
have long been considered untouchable in Washington — not least because politicians want the votes of Iowans, who have traditionally held the first nominating caucuses in the contest for the ...
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 ...
Recent pronouncements by declared Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty favoring an end to ethanol
subsidies and undeclared possible candidate Sarah Palin to end all energy subsides have been seen as evidence of political ...
Gone are the days when ethanol
topped the list of policy priorities in Iowa, the corn-rich state that hosts the leadoff presidential caucuses.
But apparently some of the 2012 Republican presidential field isn't giving up on the issue, ...
Corn is loaded into a truck in Valley Springs, South Dakota. In 2008, while biofuels accounted for just 1.5% of global liquid fuels supply that year, they represented nearly half the increase in major food crop consumption, mainly because of ...
In the United States, when world wheat prices rise by 75 percent, as they have over the last year, it means the difference between a $2 loaf of bread and a loaf costing maybe $2.10. If, however, you live in New Delhi, those skyrocketing costs ...
Iowa often drives candidates to defend the ethanol
subsidies that benefit the state. Pawlenty has bucked the trend. But as Michael Tomasky explains, the move is less gutsy than it looks.
Of all the misused words in the lexicon of ...
Newt Gingrich balances the multimillion-dollar support of a casino owner with his courtship of evangelical clergy.
“I am not a lobbyist for ethanol
,” Newt Gingrich declared in a mid-winter spat with the editors of The Wall Street Journal ...