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Time to Get “Smart” on Biofuels 18.2.2009 worldwatch.org
Time to Get "Smart" on Biofuels Sierra Club, Worldwatch Institute Outline "Smart Choices for Biofuels" in New Report Washington, D.C.- The Sierra Club and Worldwatch Institute today released a report, , highlighting the need for important policy reforms at this critical juncture in America's effort to increase the use of biofuels. The report outlines the economic and environmental impacts of first-generation biofuels such as corn ethanol, proposes strategies to make the biofuels industry more sustainable, and offers specific policy recommendations in four broad categories: Developing sustainability standards Advancing biofuels production and new technologies Creating green jobs through biofuels Promoting policy ...
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John Wellington Ennis: Review: "Fuel" Release Party (Photos) 18.2.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Celebrating its national theatrical release, the Sundance award-winning film Fuel held its party and screening at the most appropriate place for its topic: a gas station.
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Bob Dinneen: Ethanol Growth Unites OPEC and Environmental Fringe 17.2.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
For environmental activists to side with OPEC to protect the oil status quo is downright illogical and raises questions about the motives of such groups and the credibility of their arguments.
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Corn Ethanol: A Health Warning 17.2.2009 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
Air pollutants emitted as a result of biofuel production could have serious impacts. Presented By: Visual Studio Team System helps teams of every size collaborate better for faster app development. Learn More ...
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United States Considers Ethanol Blend Increase 16.2.2009 Global Pollution and Prevention News - ENN
The United States, the world's largest ethanol producer, is weighing options to boost domestic use of the controversial fuel, according to the country's new agriculture administrator. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recommends that a higher percentage of ethanol be blended into gasoline to support the nation's struggling biofuel industry. The United States currently allows gasoline to contain a maximum of 10.2 percent ethanol, most of which is produced from corn.
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United States Considers Ethanol Blend Increase 16.2.2009 Environmental News Network
The United States, the world's largest ethanol producer, is weighing options to boost domestic use of the controversial fuel, according to the country's new agriculture administrator. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recommends that a higher percentage of ethanol be blended into gasoline to support the nation's struggling biofuel industry. The United States currently allows gasoline to contain a maximum of 10.2 percent ethanol, most of which is produced from corn.
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Corny video 14.2.2009 Gristmill
By David Roberts bills itself as "a think tank with a production studio." This is what they do: Using both staff experts and an extended blue ribbon network of scientists, Climate Central assesses and synthesizes the latest science, technology, and policy proposals. Our experienced communications team turns that information into creative, easily understood, and graphically rich pieces for print, television and the web. They've got some behind the project, including John Holdren and Jane Lubchenco before they were snapped up by the Obama administration. (Full disclosure: Grist board member Ben Strauss is a member of the CC team.) CC just got up and running recently -- the full site doesn't debut until Spring -- but it's already ...
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The US Needs a ‘True’ Biofuels Policy: Environmental Working Group 13.2.2009 TreeHugger
photo: via flickr The good people at have issued a statement saying that, as US biofuels policy is not achieving the goals of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, decreasing the nation’s reliance on foreign oil, decreasing the price of gasoline, or bolstering US agriculture (other than certain parts of it, and at the direct expense of others), America needs a “true renewable energy policy.” Though I’ve never been much a fan of wading into the ‘this isn’t a “true” this or that’ debate—you can say that the c... ...
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Toxics DDT, Domoic Acid Linked to Sea Lion Seizures 13.2.2009 ENS
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/feb2009/2009-02-12-093.asp
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United States Considers Ethanol Blend Increase 13.2.2009 worldwatch.org
The United States, the world's largest ethanol producer, is weighing options to boost domestic use of the controversial fuel, according to the country's new agriculture administrator. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary recommends that a higher percentage of ethanol be blended into gasoline to support the nation's struggling biofuel industry. The United States currently allows gasoline to contain a maximum of 10.2 percent ethanol, most of which is produced from corn. "My hope is that we get a blend rate that's higher than 10 percent," Vilsack said, according to . "That's going to create more opportunities for the ethanol industry." Vilsack said he is discussing an increase in the blend target with the U.S. Environmental ...
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Don't suffer biofuels gladly 12.2.2009 Gristmill
By Tom Philpott Imagine you're a policy maker with the power to commit federal cash and rules to a strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fossil-fuel use. You'd want to build in mechanisms to make sure your policies are working toward your goals and not having all sorts of negative unintended consequences ... right? Well, that's what a coalition of green NGOs -- Environmental Working Group, Friends of the Earth, Network for New Energy Choices, the Clean Air Task Force, and New York Public Interest Research Group -- with regard to the nation's biofuel policy. They charge that the U.S. biofuel program actually "exacerbates global warming" because of greenhouse gas emissions from nitrogen fertilizers and the conversion of ...
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Who’s Who on Obama’s Green Team: Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture 12.2.2009 TreeHugger
The third profile of people on Obama’s Green Team is of , Secretary of Agriculture. While some in the green community may have preferred a more radical choice to head the --TreeHugger presented what considered to be for the position--some green groups (such as the EDF) as well as farm gro... ...
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Can algae save the world - again? 12.2.2009 Environmental News Network
PLYMOUTH, England (Reuters) - Can algae save the world again? The microscopic green plants cleaned up the earth's atmosphere millions of years ago and scientists hope they can do it now by helping remove greenhouse gases and create new oil reserves. In the distant past, algae helped turn the earth's then inhospitable atmosphere into one that could support modern life through photosynthesis, which plants use to turn carbon dioxide and sunlight into sugars and oxygen.
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For Algae's Next Trick, It Will Clean Up The World 12.2.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
If you've been at the bottom of the food chain for millions of years, you'd better have a few tricks up your sleeve. Algae, the...
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Renewable Fuels Association Stands Up For Corn Ethanol After It’s Been Kicked Down 12.2.2009 TreeHugger
photo: via flickr You may have seen a recent report coming out of the University of Minnesota which suggests that corn-based ethanol may be . The health and climate change impacts are such that any green claims corn ethanol makes, are just that, claims. That’s just a nutshell interpretation; check out the full report ( ...
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Oil Refiner Valero May Buy Troubled Ethanol Plants 11.2.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — If federal renewable fuel mandates require ethanol to be mixed into gasoline, the nation's largest independent oil refiner figures it might...
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Lofty Biofuels Goals Rest On Investor Leaps Of Faith 11.2.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The U.S. could produce enough ethanol to displace nearly a third of all gasoline use by 2030, but gas would have...
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The tiny, slimy savior of global coral reefs? 10.2.2009 Environmental News Network
Coral reefs, already declining in many areas around the world, face even tougher times ahead, say scientists. Warming and increasingly acidic oceans, combined with other stresses could conceivably spell the end for reefs as we know them, they warn. But Andrew Baker, a scientist at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, has a more optimistic view. He thinks that corals have an innate – if limited – capacity to adapt to rising temperatures. And he theorizes that people may be able to help them along.
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We'll Never Be Happy Consumers Again -- No Stimulus Package Can Bring That Back 10.2.2009 AlterNet
The political theater of the moment in Washington is focused on the illusion that we can find new ways of keeping the old ways going.
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Canadian companies suspend work on Grand Junction ethanol plant 9.2.2009 Rocky Mountain News: Energy
Citing “market uncertainty,” Lignol Energy Corp. and Suncor Energy Inc. suspended plans to build an ethanol plant in Grand Junction.
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