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NEWS UPDATE January 25, 2012

For Obama, fairness means no oil subsidies

Manuel Quinones  •  E&E  •  Posted January 25, 2012

As part of his plan for a sustainable economy based on fair play, President Obama is repeating his call for Congress to scrap subsidies on the oil industry. During his State of the Union address last night, Obama likened tax incentives for big energy companies to millionaires who don’t pay their fair share. [ read more … ]

Energy looms large in Obama’s agenda — and re-election plans

John McArdle  •  E&E  •  Posted January 25, 2012

In his final State of the Union address before the 2012 election, President Obama did not shy away from some of the same energy and environmental issues that Republicans have said would be among his greatest weaknesses this fall. Obama referenced both his stalled climate change initiative and the bankrupt Solyndra solar energy company last night while chiding Congress for inaction on a host of energy issues. And while he did not directly engage on the controversial Canadian Keystone XL oil pipeline that his administration has held up, the president sought to focus the energy debate on how he plans to make better use of American energy resources. [ read more … ]

Obama stands firm behind CES, renewables

Hannah Northey  •  E&E  •  Posted January 25, 2012

President Obama confronted a deeply divided and sluggish Congress last night and pledged to increase clean energy development on public lands. “The differences in this chamber may be too deep right now to pass a comprehensive plan to fight climate change,” Obama said during his State of the Union address. “But there’s no reason why Congress shouldn’t at least set a clean energy standard that creates a market for innovation.” [ read more … ]

Fragile future for biofuel industry foretold

Dan Piller  •  Des Moines Register  •  Posted January 25, 2012

Gov. Terry Branstad, a supporter of biofuels both as a politician and as an investor, said, “The ethanol industry has been under attack from the East Coast, the West Coast and from the Wall Street Journal,” long an editorial opponent of biofuel subsidies. “We must be prepared to answer those attacks,” the governor said. “Biofuels have been very good for Iowa.” [ read more … ]

Ethanol thinks it will have a friend in the White House

Dan Piller  •  Des Moines Register  •  Posted January 25, 2012

The election cycle has barely begun but Iowa’s ethanol producers think they’ll still have a friend in the White House come next Jan. 20, regardless of who wins the Presidential election. [ read more … ]

ACE plans ‘Biofuels Beltway March’ for March 27-28

  •  American Coalition for Ethanol  •  Posted January 25, 2012

As Congress resumes work for 2012, the organization is urging its grassroots members and all ethanol supporters to sign up to participate in this event. [ read more … ]

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