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

Growth Energy Urges Action in California and Congress

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol advocacy group Growth Energy sent letters to the California Air Resources Board and members of Congress today to address issues that could impact the expansion of ethanol. In California, Growth Energy is calling on the Air Resources Board (ARB) to reopen comments on the low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) in light of undisclosed documents recently uncovered related to the rulemaking …

Ethanol, Growth Energy

EPA Offers Mandatory GHG Reporting Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency will provide an overview of the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule for ethanol producers who might be affected by the new regulation. The webinar was set up at the request of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy on behalf of their membership. It will consist of a short overview of the final rule with …

Environment, Ethanol, Government, Growth Energy, RFA