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NEWS UPDATE July 11, 2012

House Republicans, at hearing, call RFS a failure

Jason Plautz, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted July 11, 2012

House Republicans teed off on the renewable fuels standard, branding it a government mandate and failed policy during a politically charged hearing on alternative fuels yesterday.
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Renewable fuel standard hits political divide at energy hearing

By Zack Colman,  •    •  Posted July 11, 2012

The renewable fuel standard (RFS) for transportation fuel is becoming another proxy battleground between Republicans and Democrats in the renewable energy debate, as the parties demonstrated Tuesday during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing. [ read more … ]

EPA to defend renewable credits program roiled by fraud cases

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted July 11, 2012

U.S. EPA today on Capitol Hill will defend a renewable fuels credit program that has been at the center of several high-profile fraud cases since last October. At a hearing today, representatives from EPA plan to tell lawmakers that the agency has been “diligently working with industry” to alleviate uncertainties in the biodiesel marketplace caused by the fraud, according to testimony released by the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. [ read more … ]

Corn conditions pose concerns for ethanol industry

By Robert Pore, Grand Island Independent  •    •  Posted July 11, 2012

After a break from the hot weather, temperatures will climb back into the 90s starting Thursday and going through the weekend, with only a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms on Friday. The temperature could near 100 degrees by Sunday or Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Hastings. [ read more … ]

Hot, dry June broke an array of records — NOAA

Lauren Morello, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted July 11, 2012

Extreme heat in the second half of June helped make the first six months of this year the hottest January to June ever recorded in the lower 48 United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said yesterday. [ read more … ]

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