In its ongoing quest for repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the oil industry continues to spread misinformation about ethanol and other renewable fuels. In previous posts (here, here, andhere), I addressed three popular myths employed by Big Oil and its PR firms to confuse and cloud…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/busting-big-oil-myths-part-iv-gas-prices-oil-industry-continues-to-spread-misinformation-about-ethanol-and-other-renewable-fuels/ Agriculture, Biofuels, Energy, Energy and Economy, Energy Security, Ethanol, fuels, gas prices, oil companies, Politics & Legislation, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), renewable fuels, RFS and biofuels
Anyone with even a casual interest in energy policy knows that a full frontal assault has been launched against the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Big Oil has gone on the offensive, using a variety of tactics to disparage the program and spread myths and misinformation about renewable fuels….http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/energy-finance/busting-big-oil-myths-on-the-e-renewable-fuel-standard-rfs-part-i-busting-big-oil-myths-on-the-e-renewable-fuel-standard-rfs-undercut-public-and-political-support-for-renewables-part-i/ big oil, Biofuels, Busting Big Oil Myths, Energy, Energy and Economy, energy supply, Finance, fuels, Politics & Legislation, public and political support for renewables, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Renewables
Texas Rep. Pete Olson, along with more than a dozen cosponsors reintroduced legislation this week that would permit natural gas-based ethanol to compete with corn- and switchgrass-based ethanol for a federal biofuel mandate.
As of now, the eight-year old law within the Clean Air Act has required…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/renewable-energy/ethanol-biofuels-mandate-on-alert-would-permit-natural-gas-based-ethanol-to-compete-with-corn-switchgrass-based-ethanol/ Agriculture, Biofuels, biofuels production, corn-based ethanol, Environment, federal government, natural gas, News, permit natural gas, Politics & Legislation, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Renewables
Ethanol advocates often assert that ethanol costs less per gallon than gasoline while trying to justify the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). While it’s true that on a gallon-to-gallon basis ethanol historically has been cheaper than gasoline, ethanol contains far less energy than gasoline and…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/electronic-vehicles-the-ethanol-gasoline-cost-gap-renewable-fuel-standard-rfs/ Agriculture, Biofuels, Cost Gap, e85, Efficiency, Electronic vehicles, Energy and Economy, epa, Ethanol-Gasoline, Finance, Oil, Politics & Legislation, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
Over the past few months we’ve talked about problems with the Renewable Fuel Standard(RFS) and the risks its mandates for higher blends of ethanol in fuel may pose to vehicle engines and fuel systems, as well as to service station pumps and storage tanks. But backers of increased ethanol…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/biofuels-biodiesel/corn-ethanol-and-market-share-about-problems-with-the-renewable-fuel-standardrfs/ Corn Ethanol ?, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)
It’ll take more than 60 seconds to debunk the main untruths in Fuels America’s video, “The Truth Behind High Gasoline Prices in 60 Seconds” – but then fact often is more complicated than fiction.
First, a few words about Fuels America. It’s a collection of groups committed to…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/fact-vs-fiction-on-the-renewable-fuel-standard-the-truth-behind-high-gasoline-prices-in-60-seconds/ Agriculture, Biofuels, corn ethanol industry, Energy and Economy, federal biofuels standard, Finance, Oil, Politics & Legislation, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Transportation
Sometimes a good chart is better than a whole boatload of words. The one below, from the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s Division of Energy Resources, has a lot to say about one important facet of the current debate over ethanol mandates contained in the Renewable Fuel…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/e85-and-renewable-fuel-standards-the-minnesota-problem-minnesota-department-of-commerces-division-of-energy-resources/ Biofuels, Division of Energy Resources, e85, Efficiency, Energy and Economy, Environmental Policy, Finance, Minnesota Department of Commerce, Renewable Fuel Standard, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Subsidies
Two members of the University of Illinois’ agricultural and consumer economics department have an article out this month that raises some important concerns about the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). As agricultural economics experts at the flagship university of a farm-heavy state, which…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/corn-state-concern-over-ethanol-mandate-university-of-illinois-agricultural-and-consumer-economics-department/ agricultural and consumer economics department, Agriculture, Biofuels, corn ethanol, Energy and Economy, Politics & Legislation, production of ethanol, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Subsidies, University of Illinois
The ethanol mandate in gasoline is starting to sting.
In a news article published in Science magazine last week, journalist Robert Service writes: “This year is shaping up to be decisive for ‘cellulosic’ ethanol made from corn stalks and other agricultural waste, as…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/congress-ethanol-biofuels-love-gone-wrong-the-ethanol-mandate-in-gasoline-is-starting-to-sting/
The biofuels ethanol debate has moved over to National Journal’s Energy Experts Blog, with this week’s posts addressing whether the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that mandates biofuel use should be left alone, amended or repealed. Some of what others are saying:
Bernard Weinstein –…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/more-voices-in-the-renewable-fuel-standard-debate-biofuels-ethanol-debate-has-moved-over-to-national-journals-energy-experts-blog/