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NEWS UPDATE December 14, 2011

House passes tax bill with pipeline provision, fueling clash on spending

Elana Schor  •  E&E  •  Posted December 14, 2011

The House GOP last night edged closer to an explosive end-of-year standoff with Senate Democrats and the White House as it approved a tax-cut package that includes speedy approval of the politically volatile Keystone XL oil pipeline and a rollback of U.S. EPA’s boiler emissions limits. [ read more … ]

Ethanol opponents work to block E15

Philip Brasher  •  Des Moines Register  •  Posted December 14, 2011

As lawmakers were working to finish a major appropriations bill for fiscal 2012, ethanol opponents were working to include a provision that would block a planned increase in the amount of the biofuel that can be added to gasoline. The cap has long been 10 percent but the Environmental Protection Agency is moving to increase the limit to 15 percent to assure that there is a growing market for ethanol. [ read more … ]

Loss of federal incentives could hurt cellulosic ethanol development

Robert Pore  •  Grand Island Independent  •  Posted December 14, 2011

Nebraska’s ethanol industry could be adversely impacted if Congress doesn’t extend key tax incentives, especially those for cellulosic ethanol, a Nebraska Ethanol Board official said. [ read more … ]

Why 2012 Will Be a Bad Year for Renewable Energy

Bryan Walsh  •  TIME  •  Posted December 14, 2011

More than 7,000 miles away in Washington, however, another negotiation is underway that could be much more important to the climate than the U.N. summit — and the end isn’t likely to be as positive. U.S. wind and solar companies are panicking over the murky future of federal support for renewable energy. [ read more … ]

Wind, biodiesel subsidies promoted

Phil Brasher  •  TIME  •  Posted December 14, 2011

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