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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...

2009-04-06 07:30:00

Role as Resource Supplier to Biofuels Market Part of Growth Strategy in Alternative Energy PASADENA, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), an alternative energy company providing products and technology for renewable and clean energy, today announced plans to expand production of its proprietary grass feedstock that is targeted for use in the production of low-carbon biofuels, including cellulosic ethanol, methanol and "green" gasoline....

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....

2009-03-05 14:47:00

Calls on Board Members to Reject Report - Says Inclusion of Indirect Land Use Change Models Could Harm More Than Help in Fight Against Carbon Emissions SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Growth Energy today called on the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to reject rules developed by its staff that would impose unfair standards in calculating the carbon intensity of fuels as part of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The ARB staff report released today calls for the...

2009-03-02 10:41:00

Group Acknowledges Common Goal of Producing Sustainable Alternative Fuels and Protecting Forests, But Says Current Proposal Tilts Playing Field in Favor of Fossil Fuels LIVERMORE, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, more than 100 of the nation's top scientists warned that the proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) enforces a new and highly uncertain category of carbon emissions - called indirect or market-mediated effects -...

2009-01-05 13:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania has signed a letter of agreement with 10 Mid-Atlantic states that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels and other sources by developing a comprehensive, regional low carbon fuel standard, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today. "This partnership will work closely on a standard for the entire region," Governor Rendell said. "In conjunction with Pennsylvania's energy policies to reduce greenhouse gas...

2008-11-10 18:00:10

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency must accurately account for global warming emissions from biofuels when implementing the new renewable fuel standard, leading environmental and science groups said in a letter they sent today to EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson. In last year's energy bill, Congress explicitly required the EPA to accurately measure global warming emissions from renewable fuels based on their entire lifecycle, from...


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