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NEWS UPDATE August 30, 2013

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McCabe expected to be nominated as air chief

Jason Plautz, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted August 30, 2013

President Obama is expected to name Janet McCabe to head U.S. EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, the office tasked with the heavy lifting in enacting Obama’s plan to combat climate change, sources outside of the administration said. McCabe is currently the acting head of the air office, having moved into the post after Gina McCarthy was confirmed as EPA administrator. Previously, McCabe had served as the deputy in that office since joining EPA in 2009. [ read more … ]

ACE conference features retailer, ethanol producer capturing RINs

  •    •  Posted August 30, 2013

An Iowa ethanol plant and a South Dakota gas station have found a way to capture value from higher Renewable Identification Number (RIN) prices, resulting in lower prices for consumers at the gas pump. Representatives of both businesses gave presentations at the 26th annual Unite and Ignite ethanol conference put on by American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). Rick Schwarck, chairman, president and CEO of Absolute Energy LLC, and Bruce Vollan, owner of Vollan Oil in Baltic, S.D., spoke Aug. 28 to more than 200 people that attended the Aug. 25 to Aug. 28 event in Des Moines, Iowa. Vollan was also presented with the Paul Dana Marketing Vision Award as part of the second day’s general session. [ read more … ]

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