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NEWS UPDATE April 19, 2013

US ethanol lobby urges brake on biofuels

By Gregory Meyer , Financial Times  •    •  Posted April 19, 2013

The US ethanol lobby has asked Washington to put the brakes on government biofuels targets, in an acknowledgment of a widening gap between policy goals and reality at petrol stations. The request is a significant policy reversal by the Renewable Fuels Association, which was a powerful force behind the passage of the US’s aggressive ethanol mandate in 2007. [ read more … ]

Upton, Waxman seek answers on RFS in preparation for hearings

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted April 19, 2013

Top energy lawmakers today released the second in a series of white papers on the renewable fuel standard, the 5-year-old energy policy that mandates yearly levels of conventional ethanol and advanced biofuels.

The four-page paper is meant to be a starting point for discussion on how the standard has affected agricultural production, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and ranking member Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) said. They plan to use the input later in the year when the committee holds hearings on the standard. [ read more … ]

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