Tag: biofuels

FILE - In this July 20, 2013, file photo, an ethanol plant stands next to a cornfield near Nevada, Iowa. The Obama administration has failed to study as legally required the impact of requiring ethanol in gasoline and ensuring that new regulations intended to address one problem do not actually …

Exclusive — Jim Talent: A Trump Promise on Biofuels

President Trump recently pulled the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) back from an obvious blunder, and the reactions have been fascinating. The agency had been considering an oil industry request to roll back competition from U.S. biofuels, but the White House sided with rural communities, where renewable fuels are produced from farm-crops or agricultural waste.

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Ted and Trump Follow Different Paths on Ethanol

On Tuesday, January 19, at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, Iowa’s long-time Governor Terry Branstad jumped into the campaign fray by attempting to influence the outcome of the February 1 caucus: “I don’t think that Ted Cruz is the right one for Iowans to support in the caucus.”

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Ethanol Loses Its Few Friends

Early in his campaign, now top-tier Republican presidential candidate, Ben Carson, supported ethanol—a position for which I called him out. It has long been thought, that to win in Iowa, a candidate must support ethanol. However, in a major policy reversal, Carson told a national audience during the CNBC GOP debate that he no longer supports subsidies for any industry, including U.S. ethanol producers.

Bags of recycling are piled on a Manhattan street on April 22, 2015 in New York City. Approximately 19,000 tons of metal, glass and plastic are collected monthly by the Department of Sanitation in New York City. In an Earth Day announcement, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said …

Ethanol, Recycling, Climate Change and Other Expensive Illusions

It should matter a great deal if their preferred policies are effective, and while we argue about the possibilities of a subject such as climate change, the effectiveness of programs which have been in place for many years should be analyzed dispassionately.