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2009-05-04 06:25:00

President Barack Obama's promise to battle climate change will soon be tested as his administration faces questions on whether ethanol hurts or helps global warming. The Environmental Protection Agency will soon issue new ethanol standards. Two years ago, Congress ordered an increase in ethanol use, and asked the EPA to show that ethanol produced less pollution linked to climate change. Environmentalists say the agency must factor in more than just the direct, heat-trapping pollution from...

2009-04-23 12:49:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- General Wesley Clark, Co-Chairman of Growth Energy, a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America's economy through cleaner, greener energy, released the following statement on today's California Air Resources Board (ARB) hearing on the proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS): "Today's ARB hearing has the potential to accelerate or freeze America's drive towards energy independence," said General Clark. "Governor...

2009-04-24 00:45:00

Move Penalizes Green Biofuels and Lets Oil Off the Hook WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the California Air Resources Board voted to enact a standard that unfairly penalizes biofuels as compared to other fuels, including gasoline. "We're disappointed with the Board's vote," said General Wesley Clark, co-chairman of Growth Energy. "This was a poor decision, based on shaky science, not only for California, but for the nation. It is unfair to selectively single out the...

2009-04-21 14:02:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 23, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is expected to vote to adopt a first-in-the-world Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), aimed at reducing the carbon content of the transportation fuels used in the state. California business leaders, representing a vast array of economic interests, are rallying in support of the standard and calling on the ARB to pass the measure. A letter signed by a broad range of top business interests states:...

2009-04-20 13:34:00

Say Recent Public Comments From Other Leading Universities Underscore Need to Slow Down and Get The Science Right LIVERMORE, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter submitted to California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chair Mary Nichols on Monday, several leading scientists warned CARB about the premature and erroneous inclusion of indirect carbon effects in the proposed LCFS, and called for an independent third party review of the issue. The scientists, who also submitted a letter in...

2009-04-17 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sugarcane ethanol's carbon intensity is even lower than initially calculated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), according to comments submitted today by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). CARB is scheduled to vote on the first-of-its- kind Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) on April 23-24. The objective of the LCFS is to reduce by 10% the carbon intensity of all transportation fuels in California by 2020. "Sugarcane...

2009-04-07 16:34:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tom Buis, Chief Executive Officer of Growth Energy, a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America's economy through cleaner, greener energy, today released the following statement on Growth Energy's position on California's proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS): "There has been some mischaracterization with respect to the position of Growth Energy and other ethanol producers on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard,"...

2009-04-06 14:07:00

California Must Amend New Fuel Standard To Reflect True Costs of Oil SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a leading national advocate for advanced biofuels released a new study showing that the production and use of a gallon of oil releases more climate change emissions than previously believed. The New Fuels Alliance study, conducted by an independent research firm, found that some gallons of oil release 20 percent more greenhouse gas emissions than assumed by the...

2009-03-25 12:21:00

Re: Letter to Governor Misrepresented My Views: LCFS and iLUC are critical to National Security WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A letter recently delivered to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger about the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and Indirect Land Use Change (iLUC), signed by me and others concerned about national security, was well-intended. However, upon more careful research and reflection, I now believe the letter missed the mark. It was my understanding that the...

2009-03-24 10:42:00

Retired Members of the Armed Forces, the Intelligence Community and Pres. Reagan's NSA Advisor Bud McFarlane Petition Gov. Schwarzenegger to Fix Proposed Fuel Standard WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Truman National Security Project: Sixty-six retired members of the U.S. armed forces and intelligence community petitioned Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to fix the proposed California fuel standard, which imperils our national security....


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