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NEWS UPDATE December 23, 2011

Congress strikes deal on Keystone XL

Christa Marshall  •  E&E  •  Posted December 23, 2011

Congressional leaders struck a deal yesterday that could force President Obama to make a speedy decision about an oil pipeline that has divided his party and sparked environmental protests at the White House. [ read more … ]

Exports help Iowa ethanol reach record output in ’11

DAN PILLER  •  Des Moines Register  •  Posted December 23, 2011

Production at Iowa’s 41 ethanol plants increased by about 200 million gallons this year over 2010 to a record 3.7 billion gallons, but not because of domestic demand. [ read more … ]

EPA under pressure to issue 2012 biofuel targets

Phil Brasher  •  Des Moines Register  •  Posted December 23, 2011

The new year is almost here and the Obama administration has yet to tell refiners how much biofuel they’ll have to use in 2012. The Environmental Protection Agency is overdue releasing next year’s requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard. [ read more … ]

Congress Disappoints Biodiesel Industry

Cindy Zimmerman  •  Domestic Fuel  •  Posted December 23, 2011

Congress has failed to renew the biodiesel tax incentive that will expire at the end of this year and the biodiesel industry is hoping they will turn it around and act quickly in 2012 to save thousands of jobs that have been created thanks to the initiative this year. [ read more … ]

Despite low sales, supporters say year was a success

Jason Plautz  •  E&E  •  Posted December 23, 2011

As with most issues, the story of 2011 electric vehicle sales depends largely on perspective. [ read more … ]

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