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NEWS UPDATE November 20, 2012

Advanced fuel industry indirectly benefits from RFS waiver rejection

Tiffany Stecker, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted November 20, 2012

EPA’s decision does not directly affect advanced and cellulosic biofuel producers, which by definition must make fuels that emit at least 50 percent to 60 percent fewer greenhouse gases than fossil fuels over an entire life cycle. Conventional biofuels like corn ethanol need to only reach 20 percent greenhouse gas savings and are potentially less effective in mitigating climate change. But the decision solidifies the agency’s support for a mandate that the advanced fuels industry sees as crucial in securing investment at a time when it’s most important. [ read more … ]

Balance of power shifts in several state legislatures, forcing enviros and industry to shift course

Jennifer Yachnin, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted November 20, 2012

In coming weeks, state policymakers, environmental advocates and energy industry representatives will realign their priorities as state legislatures convene for new sessions, but particularly in those nine states — Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon and Wisconsin — where the balance of power shifted in state House or Senate chambers, or both. [ read more … ]

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