Ethanol Groups Challenge California Fuel Standard

Cindy Zimmerman

The nation’s ethanol industry is challenging the constitutionality of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy filed a complaint on Christmas Eve in the Federal District Court of Fresno charging that the measure violates both the Supremacy Clause and the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. “The LCFS erects new regulatory obstacles to …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA

Gen. Clark Focuses on Security During COP15

Joanna Schroeder

Growth Energy’s Co-Chairman (Ret.) Gen. Wesley Clark, warned today that continuing dependence on petroleum for automotive fuel is not only a carbon risk, but is a security risk as well. Clark delivered this message during a side event hosted by the Danish Climate Consortium and organized by Novozymes during the COP15 conference in Copenhagen. Gen. Clark’s remarks were part of …

Ethanol, Growth Energy, International

Coalition Seeks Ethanol Blender Pump Tax Fix

Cindy Zimmerman

A broad coalition of companies and organizations have signed on to a letter asking Congressional tax writers to fix a program intended to promote the installation of fuel pumps that dispense mid- and high-level ethanol blends. Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis sent the letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and …

Ethanol, Growth Energy

Gen. Wesley Clark to Speak at White House Jobs Summit

Joanna Schroeder

Ret. General Wesley K. Clark, who is the Co-Chairman of Growth Energy, will be speaking at the White House jobs summit today. “Green Jobs” has been a hot topic since the new administration took office; yet not much traction has been gained in turning around unemployment rates, which are currently the highest since 1983. The summit was convened by President …

Ethanol, Government, Growth Energy

Ethanol Industry Reacts to EPA Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol industry groups are reacting to the announcement this morning from the Environmental Protection Agency that may be another six months before a final decision can be made on increasing the allowable ethanol content in fuel to 15 percent. Growth Energy, the coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters that filed the Green Jobs Waiver seeking E15, is optimistic that the agency …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Growth Energy, RFA

EPA Delays Decision on 15 Percent Ethanol Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it expects to make a final determination in mid-2010 regarding whether to increase the allowable ethanol content in fuel. The agency responded in a letter sent today to Growth Energy, the association that requested a waiver that would allow for the use of up to 15 percent of ethanol in gasoline. …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy

Ethanol Industry Waiting on EPA Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

December 1 is the deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a decision on the waiver to allow up to 15 percent ethanol in regular gasoline and the industry is anxiously awaiting a positive outcome. The waiver request was submitted by Growth Energy and an alliance of ethanol producer organizations and companies in early March and by law EPA …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Growth Energy, RFA