Thursday, April 24, 2014

House Passes Bill That Would Put Limits on Biofuel Purchases by Defense Department

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The House approved legislation May 18 that would sharply limit the Department of Defense’s ability to procure alternative fuels, sending a fight over the military’s use of biofuels to the Senate.

EPA Developing Framework to Measure Carbon Emissions from Biomass Fuels

October 13, 2011 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

The Environmental Protection Agency is developing calculations to account for greenhouse gas emissions from biomass-based fuels burned by industrial facilities, according to a report prepared by the agency…

Senate Approves Amendment to Repeal Ethanol Tax Credit

The Senate June 16 easily adopted an amendment (S. Amdt. No. 476) to a reauthorization of the Economic Development Revitalization Act (S. 782) that would repeal the ethanol blender’s tax credit, signaling growing support to eliminate the subsidy as negotiations continue to find an appropriate vehicle to end the credit…

Obama Unveils Plan to Reduce Oil Imports with Natural Gas, Biofuels, Fuel Economy

President Obama announced a new energy goal March 30 to reduce the nation’s oil imports by a third by 2025…

EPA Outlook 2011: Agency Moving Forward with Regulation in Face of Mounting Opposition, Litigation

January 12, 2011 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Environmental Protection Agency plans to move forward with regulations to control greenhouse gas emissions in 2011, even as calls grow in Congress to take away EPA authority over those…

D.C. Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to EPA Mandates for Renewable Fuels

December 22, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Dec. 21 rejected a challenge by two petroleum industry associations to Environmental Protection Agency requirements for blending renewable fuels, such as ethanol, in transportation fuels…

House Passes Legislation Extending Clean Energy, Ethanol Tax Credits

December 17, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The House of Representatives late Dec. 16 voted 277–148 to approve tax legislation that would extend several clean energy tax credits, clearing the bill for President Obama’s signature…

Tax Legislation with Clean Energy Provisions Clears Senate Hurdle; Final Passage Expected

December 14, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Tax legislation that would extend several clean energy tax credits, including a blenders credit for ethanol production and a popular renewable energy grant program, cleared a…

EPA Sets Final Renewable Fuel Standards for U.S. Motor Fuel Supply in 2011

November 30, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule Nov. 29 setting the levels of ethanol and other biofuels required in the nation’s motor fuel supply in 2011

The final 2011 overall volume and standards are:…

EPA Plans Guidance in January on Whether Biomass Qualifies as Greenhouse Gas Control

November 15, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to issue a guidance in January on what kind of environmental, energy, and economic benefits may be attributable to the use of…

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