#RFANEC Future of Fuels Policy Panel

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, National Ethanol Conference, Oil, RFA

Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen reached across the aisle to invite his friends from the petroleum industry to join him on stage at the National Ethanol Conference to discuss the future of fuels policy and find areas of agreement. American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers president and CEO Chet Thompson and American Petroleum Institute Executive Vice President & …

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#Ethanol Report on Cabinet Picks

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, Government, Oil, politics, RFA, RFS

Some ethanol interests may be getting a little nervous about the oil industry ties of several Trump administration cabinet selections. Those include former Texas Governor Rick Perry for energy secretary, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for EPA administrator and ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. In this Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says …

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Opis’ Kloza #ACE2016: The Rise & Fall of Oil

Joanna Schroeder ACE, ACE Ethanol Conference, Audio, Ethanol, Oil

When record high oil prices plagued the globe, many thought $100 per barrel was going to be the new norm. But this wasn’t the case when in February 11, 2016 a barrel of oil was trading for only $26.05 per barrel. What happened? To learn more about the rise and fall of oil, Tom Kloza, global head of energy analytics …

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40+ Groups Fighting Against Big Oil Subsidies

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

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 …

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OPIS’ Tom Kloza Discusses Energy Markets

Joanna Schroeder Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, Natural Gas, Oil, RFA

During the 21st Annual National Ethanol Conference (#RFANEC) this week, one of the hot topics was the energy and ethanol market outlooks especially with the low oil prices the globe is currently experiencing. Tom Kloza with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) offered attendees the outlook for ethanol, oil and natural gas markets in his presentation, “Wronger for Longer – …

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Price of Oil Crushes Liquid Transportation Fuels

Joanna Schroeder advance biofuels, Oil, Opinion, Renewable Energy

This is a special editorial authored by Joanna Ivancic, executive director for Advanced Biofuels USA. It is based on a two-part series looking at how low crude prices are affecting biofuels. Price of Oil Crushes Liquid Transportation Fuels–Renewable and Not — Now What? “Europe should promote the development of home-grown alternatives to imported oil and gas,” according to former NATO …

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GFRA Calls to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Joanna Schroeder Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Oil

Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) President Bliss Baker is calling on national leaders to eliminate all fossil fuel subsides, especially in light of the current low price per barrel costs. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the estimated global fossil fuel subsidies are worth $490 billion. IEA is also predicting global oil demand will drop 25 percent in 2016 …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Oil

Former Oil Company President at #RFANEC

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, National Ethanol Conference, Oil

The former president of a big oil company was very critical of the oil industry during his keynote address at the 2016 National Ethanol Conference in New Orleans Tuesday. John Hofmeister was president of Shell Oil Company for three years, but after he left the company in 2008 he founded Citizens for Affordable Energy and wrote a book called “Why …

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Study Raises Doubts About Dev of New Fossil Fuels

Joanna Schroeder bioenergy, Carbon Dioxide, Oil, Research

A new study is raising doubts about future development of new fossil fuel resources. Published in Global Environmental Change and authored by Richard Heede and Naomi Oreskes, the report looks closely at the potential of global warming emissions that could be unleashed from carbon reserves held by the globe’s largest fossil fuel producers. Some key findings of the study include: …

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BIO Analysis: Oil Companies Set to Lose Trillions

Joanna Schroeder BIO, biofuels, E85, Ethanol, Oil, RFS

A recasting of oil industry data from a recent NERA Economic Consulting study prepared for the American Petroleum Institute (API) found the oil industry would be economically harmed by more than $12.3 trillion in potential profits in 2015 if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligations below statutory levels. The analysis, “Economic Impacts Resulting from …

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