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Governors' Biofuels Coalition
NEWS UPDATE February 27, 2023

Top Story

As Oil Companies Stay Lean, Workers Move to Renewable Energy

By Clifford Krauss, New York Times  •    •  Posted February 27, 2023

Emma McConville was thrilled when she landed a job as a geologist at Exxon Mobil in 2017. She was assigned to work on one of the company’s most exciting and lucrative projects, a giant oil field off Guyana. But after oil prices collapsed during the pandemic, she was laid off on a video call at the end of 2020. “I probably blacked out halfway,” Ms. McConville recalled. [ read more … ]

Markets

Ethanol Production Surges

By Jamie Dickerman, Dakota News  •    •  Posted February 27, 2023

The Energy Information Administration says ethanol output jumped to the highest level in more than two months while inventories again increased during the week ending on February 17. [ read more … ]

Congress

House Republicans accelerate march toward big energy package

By Emma Dumain, E&E News  •    •  Posted February 27, 2023

House Republicans are taking action on numerous bills that will make for part of their sweeping energy and permitting reform package, which they hope to put on the floor for a vote by the end of March. It will be the first legislative product of their new majority to come from multiple committees — in a policy arena they campaigned on in the 2022 midterms — that many GOP lawmakers hope could in some form become law. [ read more … ]

EVs

EVs are billed as the future. But a potential skills gap is sparking concerns about cost and safety

By Anmar Frangoul, CNBC  •    •  Posted February 27, 2023

As the number of EVs on our roads increases, a workforce with the knowledge to fix and properly maintain them will be needed. There are concerns, however, that a skills gap may emerge in the near future, creating a big headache for both the automotive sector and drivers.
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