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NEWS UPDATE September 27, 2023

Top Story

‘Not a fan’: UAW workers give thumbs-down to Biden’s EV plan

By David Ferris, Hannah Northey, Mike Lee, E&E News  •    •  Posted September 27, 2023

Autoworkers aren’t just turned off by electric vehicles because they might kill their jobs. They also don’t want to purchase them, and aren’t buying into either party’s approach to electrification — a view that signals political risks for both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner. In interviews across the country Monday, many striking members of the United Auto Workers said they would likely shun EVs because of charging worries and the vehicles’ high prices. While some said they were inclined to credit Biden for walking the picket line Tuesday, others expressed distrust that either the president or Trump could do anything to save their jobs in the face of the EV transition. [ read more … ]

Carbon Capture

State regulators reject subpoena request for Rastetter testimony

By Jared Strong, Iowa Capital Dispatch  •    •  Posted September 27, 2023

In a unanimous decision Tuesday, the IUB said: “Mr. Rastetter’s testimony does not appear relevant. There has been no showing as to why Mr. Rastetter, who is not an employee of Summit Carbon, is the best person to testify in this proceeding regarding the corporate structure of a non-party,” the board said. The IUB further noted that the subpoena request did not meet a deadline for such requests and that there was ample opportunity to seek Rastetter’s testimony earlier in the proceedings. Summit’s permit process has been ongoing for more than two years. [ read more … ]

DOE Opens $27 Million Funding Opportunity To Support FEED Projects For Regional CO2 Transport Networks

By ERIN VOEGELE, Ethanol Producer Magazine  •    •  Posted September 27, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management on Sept. 15 announced it is making up to $27 million to support the transport of captured carbon dioxide (CO2), including CO2 from biomass sources.  The funding will support front-end engineering and design (FEED) projects for regional CO2 transport networks to safely transport captured CO2 from key sources to centralized locations. [ read more … ]

EVs

Strike lines become the front line in EV war

By Scott Waldman, E&E News  •    •  Posted September 27, 2023

Many of the Republican presidential candidates are offering the same message to striking autoworkers: Kill President Joe Biden’s plan to dramatically expand the electric vehicle market. That position promises to be a theme at the second GOP debate Wednesday as seven candidates compete for airtime with former President Donald Trump, who is skipping the nationally broadcast debate to hold a rally in Michigan near the lines of striking autoworkers. [ read more … ]

DOE Opens $27 Million Funding Opportunity To Support FEED Projects For Regional CO2 Transport Networks

By ERIN VOEGELE, Ethanol Producer Magazine  •    •  Posted September 27, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management on Sept. 15 announced it is making up to $27 million to support the transport of captured carbon dioxide (CO2), including CO2 from biomass sources.  The funding will support front-end engineering and design (FEED) projects for regional CO2 transport networks to safely transport captured CO2 from key sources to centralized locations. [ read more … ]

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