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NEWS UPDATE June 14, 2012

Ethanol Snaps Two-Day Losing Streak As Report Shows Supply Drops

By Mario Parker, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted June 14, 2012

Ethanol futures snapped a two-day streak of losses after a government report showed increased demand and lower stockpiles. [ read more … ]

Diverse coalition calls on Congress to maintain policy support

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted June 14, 2012

A coalition of biofuels, environmental and agriculture groups that rarely come together on the same issue yesterday called on Congress to hold firm on policy incentivizing the production of advanced and cellulosic biofuels. In a letter to Senate and House leaders, the coalition of nine groups also urged Congress to reform energy tax incentives to level the playing field among traditional industries and renewable alternatives. [ read more … ]

WHO’s cancer agency: Diesel fumes cause cancer

By MARIA CHENG, The Associated Press  •    •  Posted June 14, 2012

Diesel fumes cause cancer, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency declared Tuesday, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke. The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes is small, but since so many people breathe in the fumes in some way, the science panel said raising the status of diesel exhaust to carcinogen from “probable carcinogen” was an important shift. [ read more … ]

Americans prefer climate regulations over market-based measures

Julia Pyper, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted June 14, 2012

Economists commonly favor market-based methods of curbing greenhouse gas emissions, such as taxes and emissions trading schemes, but a new survey shows that the American public does not. Rather than putting a price on carbon, Americans tend to support regulatory programs on clean energy development, industrial emission controls and vehicle mileage standards, according to the spring 2012 National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change (NSAPOCC). [ read more … ]

US sending money to North Carolina, New York farmers for energy crops

By Renee Schoof, Boston Herald  •    •  Posted June 14, 2012

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack plans to announce Wednesday that North Carolina and New York each will receive about $4 million for farmers growing crops used to produce energy. The expansion is part of a federal push to produce more non-food energy crops, used to make liquid biofuels or electricity from renewable sources. [ read more … ]

Ethanol backers push transition

By Gene Lucht, Iowa Farmer Today  •    •  Posted June 15, 2012

When Feike Sijbesma talks about the reasons his company joined forces with ethanol maker POET, his eyes light up. “What we are doing is transforming a fossil-based economy, going from a fossil age to a bio age,” the CEO of Royal DSM says. And, he doesn’t quit there [ read more … ]

Note: News clips provided do not necessarily reflect the views of coalition or its member governors.