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NEWS UPDATE January 9, 2013

IRFA congratulates new Governors’ Biofuels Coalition chair

By Iowa Renewable Fuels Association  •    •  Posted January 9, 2013

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has congratulated Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad for his recent selection as chair of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition for 2013, a year with a great deal at stake for the renewable fuels community. IRFA President Rick Schwarck wrote a letter to the governor stating, [ read more … ]

Growth Energy’s Buis discusses ethanol supply glut, challenges facing industry

Monica Trauzzi, E&E  •    •  Posted January 9, 2013

As ethanol faces a supply glut, how is the industry managing challenges and what is the forecast for growth in 2013? During today’s OnPoint, Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, discusses the latest round of hurdles facing the industry, including dumping charges from the European market and the legislative priorities of the 113th Congress. [ read more … ]

Hands Off, Oil Industry Warns Government

By JOHN M. BRODER, New York Times  •    •  Posted January 9, 2013

Jack Gerard, the often-combative chief executive of the American Petroleum Institute, said Tuesday that the United States was “at the crossroads of a great turning point” in the nation’s energy history. As long as Congress and the Obama administration don’t mess it up, he warned. [ read more … ]

Lots of talk about Gregoire as rumor mill churns on administrator opening

Jeremy P. Jacobs and Jean Chemnick, E&E reporters  •    •  Posted January 9, 2013

Put the name of Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire on top of the list of potential nominees to run U.S. EPA in President Obama’s second term. That’s the talk these days among EPA watchers in Washington, D.C. Gregoire, a Democrat whose second term ends this month, had been rumored to be under consideration for several administration positions, including the Department of Energy, but until Friday wasn’t believed to be in the running for EPA chief. [ read more … ]

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