Washington’s Proposed Clean Air Rule Missing #Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

The state of Washington has proposed its own Clean Air Rule (CAR) and according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the rule does not factor in the environmental and health benefits of ethanol blended fuels. In their comments submitted to the Washington Department of Ecology, RFA states that the proposed rule is inconsistent with virtually every other program designed to …

advance biofuels, Environment, Ethanol, Legislation, politics, RFA

Is the Trump-Pence Republican Ticket Good for Biofuels?

Joanna Schroeder

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think about the Senate’s GMO Disclosure Bill? The Senate has passed it’s version of the GMO Disclosure Bill followed by the House passing the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, and the President is expected to sign the bill into law soon. However, 40 percent of voters believe the legislation is bad …

Agribusiness, biofuels, politics, ZimmPoll

ARF to Participate in @GOPConvention

Joanna Schroeder

America’s Renewable Future will be participating in this week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July 18-21, 2016, to promote the importance of biofuels. The organization will deploy multiple outreach efforts including having notable Americans, such as Chris Soules, interacting with attendees as well as man an exhibitor booth, and offer custom giveaway items. In addition, the No. 3 American Ethanol …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, politics, RFS

Strong Senator Support for Final #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

As the week came to a close last Friday, 39 U.S. senators sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy calling on the EPA to step up on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The letter urged the EPA to ensure the final 2017 RFS rule “promote[s] growth in the U.S. biofuel sector and capture economic opportunity rather than drive investment …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, politics, RFA, RFS

Political Strategist Speaks to #ACE16DC

Cindy Zimmerman

As we all know in this contentious presidential campaign, most candidates spend at least as much time attacking their opponents as they do talking about their own good qualities and experience. That is a strategy that the ethanol industry should employ more often, according to an experienced political strategist. Paul Tewes of the Smoot Tewes Group (STG) has 20 years …

ACE, Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, politics

API Continues to Lambaste #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

The American Petroleum Institute (API) continues to lambaste the Renewable Fuel Standard (#RFS) as the energy policy draws criticism from all sides. Cited as the most effective energy policy ever enacted in the U.S. by supporters, API remains steadfast in its efforts to get the legislation repealed. Shortly before a Senate committee oversight hearing on Wednesday, API’s Downstream Group Director …

biofuels, Ethanol, Growth Energy, politics, RFS

Iowa Biodiesel Day on the Hill

Joanna Schroeder

“Iowa Biodiesel Day on the Hill” recently took place hosted by the Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB). During the event, members called on state legislators to extend and expand biodiesel incentives that are set to expire. IBB notes these incentives help Iowa’s 13 biodiesel producers make the state the top in the country for production. In 2015, 12 of these biodiesel …

Biodiesel, biofuels, politics

Ethanol Plays Key Role in Iowa Campaigning

Joanna Schroeder

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) won the Republican ticket in Iowa last night with Donald Trump coming in second despite Cruz’s ambiguity on ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). However, compared to the campaigning four years ago, ethanol has gained a significant amount of positive ground according to a press conference held by Growth Energy. The Iowa Caucus kicks off …

biofuels, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Iowa RFA, politics, RFS

RFA: Cruz In But Ethanol Not Out

Joanna Schroeder

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) may have won in Iowa last night, but according to the Renewable Fuel Association (RFS), ethanol is not out. RFS President and CEO Bob Dinneen said that his win has created a narrative that presidential candidates campaigning in the state no longer have to voice support for ethanol or the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Dinneen said …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, politics, RFA, RFS