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Texas Biofuels Waiver Request Shot Down

Texas Biofuels Waiver Request Shot Down

WASHINGTON DC, August 7, 2008 (ENS) – The Bush administration today denied a request by Texas to cut the U.S. biofuels mandate in half, rejecting the claim that the massive increase in corn-based ethanol is causing economic harm to the state’s livestock industry and raising food prices. Few stakeholders were surprised by the decision, but…

EPA Puts Off Renewable Fuels Waiver Decision to August

EPA Puts Off Renewable Fuels Waiver Decision to August

WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2008 (ENS) – In April, Texas Governor Rick Perry requested a 50 percent waiver from the grain-based Renewable Fuels Standard mandated under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, enacted last December. The governor says corn prices are soaring because of the demand for corn to make ethanol, which also…

Use Costly Corn for Feed, Not Fuel, Texas Governor Urges

Use Costly Corn for Feed, Not Fuel, Texas Governor Urges

WASHINGTON, DC, June 25, 2008 (ENS) – Texas Governor Rick Perry is asking the federal government to reduce by half the amount of corn-based ethanol that must be blended into the national fuel supply under the national Renewable Fuel Standard, RFS. Instead of being used for fuel, the governor wants that corn to feed livestock…

Pros and Cons: Ethanol

Pros and Cons: Ethanol

Like many things in the green world, the viability of ethanol as an alternative fuel all comes down to who you listen to, and whom you want to believe. This subject has received nearly exhaustive coverage on TreeHugger (hey, who doesn’t like a good, lively argument, right?) so today we break it down a little…