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2014-06-02 12:24:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett released the following statement regarding new regulations issued today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding carbon emissions. "As Pennsylvanians, we are doing our fair share to reduce carbon emissions, and we have made great strides in recent years. While we continue to review the EPA's proposed rulemaking in detail, I am concerned that these new mandates will eventually shut down...

Corn-Based Biofuel Production Could Generate More CO2 Than Gasoline
2014-04-21 07:42:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Research published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change is calling into question whether or not corn crop residue can be used to meet US government mandates to increase the production of biofuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy & Horticulture assistant professor Adam Liska and his colleagues report that using corn residue to create ethanol or other...

2014-03-11 12:22:09

In response to proposed updates to the California Air Resources Board's Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Leticia Phillips, North America Representative for the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (known by the acronym "UNICA"), issued the following statement: WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazilian sugarcane producers applaud the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for once again declaring that sugarcane ethanol is one of the most environmentally friendly biofuels...

2013-11-14 12:08:11

Expanding millions of hectares of Brazilian land to produce palm oil for food or for renewable, clean-burning biodiesel could result in extremely high emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) unless strict controls are put in place. This is according to a new study published today, 14 November, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters, by a group of researchers from the University of California, Davis. The researchers found that unless the oil palm plantations are strictly...


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