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NEWS UPDATE November 28, 2012

Oil-and-gas lobby: Repeal of biofuel rule a top priority in next Congress

By Zack Colman, The Hill  •    •  Posted November 28, 2012

A top oil-and-gas lobby is changing strategy and will press Congress to repeal a biofuel production mandate instead of pushing for piecemeal changes to the rule. The American Petroleum Institute (API) said Tuesday it believes the Renewable Fuel Standard should not be preserved, saying it is too hobbled by nagging problems. [ read more … ]

API plans to use lobbying muscle to repeal renewable fuel standard

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted November 28, 2012

The American Petroleum Institute today said it will launch a full-scale effort to repeal the nation’s biofuel mandates in the new year. Bob Greco, API’s head of downstream activities, said the oil industry trade group plans to begin by approaching a bipartisan group of House and Senate members who earlier this year called on U.S. EPA to waive the corn ethanol requirement in response to the drought. API also plans to “hit the ground running” on “educating” new members of Congress, Greco said. [ read more … ]

Bipartisan group calls on Obama to form energy council

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted November 28, 2012

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Growth of Ethanol Fuel Stalls in Brazil

By Claudio Angelo and Nature magazine  •    •  Posted November 28, 2012

“A new moment for mankind.” That was how Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, described his country’s biofuel boom in March 2007. Back then, Brazil was the poster child of ethanol fuel, its output second only to that of the United States. Fermenting the sugars in the country’s abundant sugar cane produced a motor fuel that lowered carbon dioxide emissions, and many saw Brazil as a model for how the world could shed its addiction to oil, creating jobs along the way. [ read more … ]

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