Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders

Joanna Schroeder

During the United Nations High Level Political Forum’s Sustainable Development Goal Business Day held in New York, the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) launched a new report detailing the path to global aviation sustainability. “Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders,” finds that over the next 20 years, aviation-supported jobs worldwide will increase to over 99 million and GDP to $5.9 trillion. The …

advance biofuels, aviation biofuels, Climate Change, Environment

40+ Groups Fighting Against Big Oil Subsidies

Joanna Schroeder

More than 40 groups have come together to call for an end to Big Oil subsidies that have been in place for more than 100 years. In an open letter to Congress from a diverse range or organizations from veterans, to renewable energy to environmental, and more, the groups are challenging Congress to repeal the nearly $4 billion a year …

Audio, biofuels, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Environment, Oil

GRFA Calls on COP21 Parties to Take Action

Joanna Schroeder

The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is calling on countries who have adopted the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) climate agreement to take immediate action. Of 195 attending countries, 177 have signed the official agreement. Bliss Baker, GRFA president, is calling for increased use of biofuels blending as part of these countries’ national carbon reduction plans. The transportation sector …

biofuels, Climate Change, Ethanol, International

Make Biofuels Part of Paris Agreement Implementation

Joanna Schroeder

History was made this week with the signing of the Paris Agreement climate accord by 130 countries at the UN Headquarters in New York. The governments now have one year to ratify the accord. The Paris Agreement will enter into force on the 30th day after the date on which at least 55 Parties to the Convention accounting in total …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Climate Change, Environment, Ethanol, RFA, RFS

GRFA Offers Political Support to Lower Emissions

Joanna Schroeder

The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) has sent letters to leaders in 47 countries that have committed to combating climate change offering support for meeting emission reductions. Based on the agreement signed during the climate talks in December, global CO2 emission reductions of 80 percent by 2050 are required. Of this, it is estimated that the transportation sector produces 25-30% …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Climate Change, Ethanol

#ClimateChange in Focus at #NBB16

Cindy Zimmerman

Former Republic Congressman Bob Inglis of South Carolina brought his message of conservative climate realism to the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference opening general session last week in Tampa. “Free enterprise can solve the problem of climate change,” said Inglis, who talked about the Energy and Enterprise Initiative he founded in 2012. RepublicEn, as it is called, is a nationwide public …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, Climate Change, National Biodiesel Conference

More Renewable Energy = Higher GDP

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new report, achieving a 36 percent global share of renewable energy by 2030 would increase global domestic product (GDP) by up to 1.1 percent or nearly U.S. $1.3 trillion. “Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the Economics,” conducted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), provides a global estimate of the macroeconomic impacts of renewable energy deployment. Specifically, it …

Climate Change, Renewable Energy

The Climate Trust

Joanna Schroeder

As the new year has kicked off, The Climate Trust has released its prediction list of 10 carbon market trends to watch in 2016. The trends range from climate change playing a larger role in federal decision making to increased carbon market linkage and momentum in conservation finance. “The Trust pays close attention to market signals throughout the year, identifying …

biofuels, Carbon Dioxide, Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, Environment

Americans United for Change New Climate Video

Joanna Schroeder

COP21 will go down in history as nearly 200 countries came together to reach an historic climate agreement. Despite the efforts, there is still a political contingency of “climate deniers” (check out the Climate Deniers Anthem spoof released by Funny or Die last week) and Americans United for Change noted they will be taking the presidential debate stage tomorrow in …

Americans United for Change, Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, politics, Renewable Energy, Video

Sing Along to the Climate Change Deniers’ Anthem

Joanna Schroeder

Funny or Die has done it again with their latest video “produced” by the Koch Brothers, the fossil fuel billionaires. In the video spoof, the Koch brothers pay celebrities to sing climate change denier’s anthem to the “We Are the World” music. The video features actors Beau Bridges, January Jones, Darren Criss, Jennette McCurdy, Emily Osment, Ben Feldman, Estelle and …

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Video