renewable fuels standard

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…

Corn-Ethanol Crops Will Widen Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

Corn-Ethanol Crops Will Widen Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

MADISON, Wisconsin, March 11, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. demand for corn-based ethanol will add to nutrient pollution in the Gulf of Mexico and expand the annual low oxygen “dead zone” that kills fish and other aquatic life, a computer model run by an international team of scientists shows. In the first study of its…

U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard Going Up

U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard Going Up

WASHINGTON, DC, February 12, 2008 (ENS) – The amount of ethanol and biodiesel Americans burn in their cars and trucks is increasing by law. The 2008 renewable fuels standard will be raised to 7.76 percent, nearly doubling the current standard of of 4.66 percent to comply with the new energy bill enacted late last year.…