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NEWS UPDATE August 30, 2012

Nebraska Ethanol plant idle, but town is optimistic

Art Hovey, Lincoln Journal Star  •    •  Posted August 30, 2012

The last time the local ethanol plant went into idled status, it was 2008 and mothballing turned out to be the beginning of a complete financial meltdown for its owner, VeraSun. This time, local businessman and economic development promoter Tim Kayton isn’t expecting anything nearly as serious to happen, even though the operation now owned by Valero has been out of production mode since June.
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Industry groups sell profit-making, not planet-saving, at GOP convention

Elana Schor, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted August 30, 2012

The American Petroleum Institute is inescapable here, its name attached to briefings and concerts while its campaign logo adorns free sunglasses and sunscreen. But clean energy is not invisible to Republicans during their quadrennial celebration. Even as GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney emphasizes the oil, gas and coal elements of what his party likes to call an “all of the above” strategy, businesses that traffic in renewables and efficiency are honing their energy pitch to conservatives. Their language tends to sidestep climate change and the environment while emphasizing profits and growth — talk tailor-made to persuade a potential Romney administration that fossil fuels are not the only game in town. [ read more … ]

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