Act Now: Don't Let EPA Slash Renewable Fuels Requirements
For 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a 1.4 billion gallon reduction in how much corn ethanol will be required under the Renewable Fuel Standard, the federal law that helps get domestic, renewable, cleaner-burning corn ethanol blended in the nation’s fuel supply. This will reduce already-low corn prices and negatively affect planting decisions in 2014.
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Iowa's Governor launched a web site supporting Renewable Fuels Standards and opposing EPA's proposal to rollback the amount of renewable fuels that should be used in the U.S. fuel supply. The new site, built without state funds is www.ProtecttheRFS.com and it allows visitors to sign a petition urging the EPA “to reverse its ill-advised rule aimed at eroding the RFS.
Ethanol remains better than oil relates an editorial in the Nov. 13, Albert Lea Tribune, that cited university studies showing it releases fewer greenhouse gases than the conventional means of making gasoline. And those studies are describing the entire production life cycle, not merely what comes out of the exhaust pipes. See the entire article here: Ethanol on Right Track
No Meaningful Difference between E10 and E15 ethanol blends, says a report from the National Renewable Energy Lab, which also found no evidence to support oil industry claims of mechanical problems with E15 ethanol blends. Read more online here: NREL Report
Ethanol Promotes Consumer Choice explains an opinion column by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, in the Oct. 10 Wall Street Journal. It is the ethanol industry, which makes a cheaper, cleaner, higher octane product, that is ready, willing and able to face free market competition from petroleum. Read the column online by clicking this link:Ethanol Ready As National Corn Growers Board President Pam Johnson completes her term, she gives her perspective on the year and looks to what the future holds for corn growers. Listen to her interview here.
Carrie Mess, better known by her online followers as “Dairy Carrie,” speaks out against Panera Bread’s EZ Chicken campaign. Pictured here with her husband Patrick, the couple dairy farm near Lake Mills with his parents Clem and Cathy Mess. Read about this from Agri-View here: Dairy Carrie
Consumers Consider Ethanol Green Energy. A survey released during BIO World Congress shows US consumers name ethanol 39% of the time when asked to name a product they consider green. The study also found that four in 10 American consumers have heard the term 'biobased' to describe various products including fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel as well as cleaning products and personal care products. Read about the survey here at Domesticfuel.com