Christina Martin, Executive Vice President

Christina Martin

Christina Martin

As Executive Vice President of the Renewable Fuels Association, Christina Martin brings twenty years of global communications, government relations, and trade association management experience to the U.S. ethanol industry.

Blog Posts by Christina Martin, Executive Vice President

RFA President Bob Dinneen Defends Ethanol on CNBC

December 03, 2012

Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), appeared in a joint interview today with Bob Darbelnet, President and CEO of the American Automobile Association (AAA), on CNBC's “Closing Bell”. Mr. Dinneen rebuked recent comments made by the auto club, which insisted that E15 damages vehicles.

Posted in E15, Ethanol

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Don’t Mess With the RFS Part 2- Advanced Ethanol Legislative Agenda

May 01, 2012

The Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) calls for the production and use of 21 billion gallons of advanced biofuels by 2022. Learn more on the agenda for advanced biofuels in the info-graph from the RFA and AEC.

Posted in Ethanol, Renewable Fuel Standard

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Don’t Mess With the RFS Part 1

April 24, 2012

The Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) is an American success story. It has helped reduce America's dependence on foreign oil, stimulated investment in domestic renewable energy, and helped consumers by lowering the price of gas. Learn more in the info-graph from the RFA.

Posted in Energy, Ethanol, Renewable Fuel Standard

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Response to FOX Tampa Bay Report on Ethanol and Gas Prices

March 29, 2012

In response to a news story from FOX Tampa Bay claiming ethanol raises gas prices, RFA reveals the truth that in fact gas mileage reduction from ethanol is only about 3%, the equivalent of driving on poorly inflated tires. Additionally, without ethanol, prices at the pump would be undoubtedly higher.

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Brazil’s Government Funded, Government Nurtured Ethanol Industry

September 01, 2010

Those who live in glass house ought not throw stones. It is quite brazenly disingenuous for UNICA to lecture Americans on our national ethanol policy. The Brazilian government has had a far heavier hand in growing the ethanol industry in that country than this post would lead you to believe.

Posted in Brazil, Ethanol, Tariff , VEETC

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The American Spectator: Voice of Big Oil?

August 30, 2010

The August 27 blog post “Corny Capitalism” on the American Spectator website begs the question: When did The American Spectator stop fact checking? In fact, with the outdated information used in this story, one has to wonder how long it sat on the shelf waiting for a slow, sleepy week in summer to be dusted off and electronically published. And what is Matt Purple and The American Spectator’s answer to ending this country’s dangerous – both in terms of human life as well as the environment – addiction to foreign oil? It would appear that they would prefer to continue the status quo of sending billions and billions of dollars to hostile countries like Iraq and Venezuela.

Posted in Energy, EPA, Ethanol, Exports, Oil, Water

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The Games They’ll Play to Keep Us Addicted to Oil

August 27, 2010

The Big Oil Status Quo coalition is up to their old games again. They are deploying every stall tactic they can think of to keep the EPA from making a decision that will ultimately help reduce this country’s dependence on environmentally unfriendly, foreign-sourced oil.

Posted in E15, Energy, EPA, Ethanol, Fuel

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