Why I Chose to Buy a Flex-Fuel Vehicle

August 28, 2015

As Rep. Steve Riggs readied to a buy a new car this summer, he added two important items to his usual checklist: Does it increase our country’s energy independence, and is it cleaner environmentally? E85 does both of those things and is less expensive than traditional gasoline, which is why this time around Rep. Riggs bought an FFV.

Posted in E85, Environment, Gas Prices

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Debunking Searchinger’s Doomsday Theories…Again

January 29, 2015

A new paper by Timothy Searchinger simply repeats the same Malthusian themes and absurd arguments he first made in 2008 and 2009.

Posted in Emissions, Environment, Land Use, Renewable Fuel Standard

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Government and University Experts Blast EWG Corn Ethanol Report

June 12, 2014

Lifecycle analysis experts and economists issued a 13-page response today to the Environmental Working Group’s May report titled “Ethanol’s Broken Promise.”

Posted in Environment, Ethanol, Land Use

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Ag Census Data Shows EWG is Full of Hot Air

June 02, 2014

Contrary to EWG's recently-released study, peer-reviewed studies by analysts clearly show first-generation ethanol significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions relative to gasoline.

Posted in Environment, Ethanol, Land Use

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Expanding American Ethanol to China

May 20, 2014

Kelly Davis details her participation in this month's U.S. trade mission to China.

Posted in Environment, Ethanol, Exports, Fuel, USDA

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The Truth Rests in the Data, Not the Rhetoric

May 16, 2014

If you have a question about energy or the environment, trust the EPA, not the recreational boaters and the egg growers.

Posted in Environment, Ethanol, Food, Letter to the Editor

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It’s Final—Forbes is Terribly Misinformed on Ethanol

April 21, 2014

James Conca’s recent article in Forbes badly mischaracterizes the recent IPCC reports and rehashes long-disproven myths and misinformation about corn ethanol. RFA responded with facts.

Posted in Corn, Corn prices, Environment, Ethanol, Renewable Fuel Standard

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Behind the Veil: Recent Attack on RFS Nothing More than Poster for Big Oil, Big Food

April 11, 2014

If you follow the money, it’s easy to trace the anti-RFS piece back to its pro-oil, anti-farmer source.

Posted in Environment, Letter to the Editor, Oil, Renewable Fuel Standard

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Scientists Urge CARB to Revisit LCFS Land Use Change Penalties

March 10, 2014

CARB must do the right thing and follow the advice of the scientific community.

Posted in Corn, Environment, Ethanol, Land Use

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Congress Made the Right Move with RFS

December 13, 2013

Only the RFS can ensure a fair marketplace and break our continued reliance on petroleum.

Posted in Congress, Environment, Ethanol, Letter to the Editor, Renewable Fuel Standard

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Now is Not the Time to Retract Commitment to Energy Independence

November 22, 2013

We need to look forward and build on current successes.

Posted in Environment, Ethanol, Letter to the Editor, Renewable Fuel Standard

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A Reality Check on API’s “RFS Reality Gap” Report

September 19, 2013

It’s time for a reality check. RFA's Geoff Cooper offers rebuttals to API’s far-fetched arguments from its recently-released report, tells the “rest of the story” that was conveniently omitted from the report’s misleading charts, and underscores the importance of staying the course with the RFS.

Posted in Environment, Oil, Production, Renewable Fuel Standard

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N.D. Oil Industry Flares Off $1B Worth of Natural Gas…But Balks at Investments in Renewable Fuels

August 29, 2013

According to a recent study, government data show that nearly 30% of the natural gas extracted as a byproduct of fracking for oil in North Dakota is being burned off, or “flared.” That’s right, three out of every 10 cubic feet of natural gas extracted in North Dakota ends up being burned at the wellhead and released into the atmosphere.

Posted in Energy, Environment, Oil

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A Call for Global Cooperation in Spain

May 31, 2013

Ed Hubbard had the unique opportunity to participate in the World Biofuels Conference in Seville, but despite the beautiful location, it wasn’t all love for the European Union. Current EU tariffs are proving damaging to its own demand, and the impact would spread to the global biofuel trade. It is clear that Europe’s industry would be better served with a more cooperative approach to trade relations.

Posted in Environment, Ethanol, Exports, Tariff

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What ILUC? Amazon Deforestation Rates Hit Lowest Point Since at Least 1988

May 28, 2013

Geoff Cooper responds to US ethanol causing "indirect land use change" and the continuous annual reduction in deforestation rates resulting in the lowest point since 1988.

Posted in Agriculture, Brazil, Corn, Energy, Environment, Ethanol, Land Use

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Letter to the Editor - Dinneen to Big Oil: Focus on the Facts

May 23, 2013

RFA’s President and CEO Bob Dinneen submitted the following letter to the Orlando Sentinel in response to their recent article featuring Charles Drevna, President of the American Fuels & Petrochemical Manufacturers.

Posted in Environment, Gas Prices, Jobs, Oil, Renewable Fuel Standard

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IER’s Response to Politico Op-Ed Smells Like a Skunk

April 23, 2013

In a new post on the Institute for Energy Research blog, Robert Murphy suggests that I mislead Politico readers in a recent op-ed about the RFS, RIN credits, and gas prices. IER claiming that I misrepresented the facts on the RFS is a bit like a skunk saying a rose smells bad.

Posted in Environment, Ethanol, Gas Prices, Renewable Fuel Standard

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Letter to the Editor - Response to Chicago Tribune Editorial

July 31, 2012

In a Letter to the Editor of the Chicago Tribune in response to "Food and the Drought", I point out that yes, this years drought is undoubtedly painful, but we will not know the impact on corn supply until harvest. In the meantime, we must avoid speculation and allow the marketplace work.

Posted in Corn prices, Environment, Ethanol

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Improvements in Ethanol Process Result in Lower GHG Emissions

August 25, 2011

America is home to the most innovative, productive and efficient ethanol and grain producers in the world. This increasing productivity and efficiency contributes directly to ethanol’s ability to lower greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline on a lifecycle basis. American farmers and ethanol producers are consciously investing in technology that dramatically lowers their carbon footprint while producing more fuel, feed, and food than ever before.

Posted in Energy, Environment, Ethanol

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From farm to biorefinery: Ethanol production efficiency improves

August 18, 2011

In the second part of RFA’s series on the improving efficiencies of corn ethanol production, the focus will be specifically on input use—both on the farm and at the biorefinery.

Posted in Energy, Environment, Ethanol, Production, Water

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