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NEWS UPDATE November 29, 2011

Supercommittee failure portends yearlong limbo for energy, environment programs

Elana Schor  •  E&E  •  Posted November 29, 2011

After four months of pressure campaigns and prognostication, the failure of the so-called congressional “supercommittee” to agree on $1.2 trillion in long-term spending cuts leaves energy and environmental programs in much the same position that they were after the August debt-limit deal: an uneasy limbo. [ read more … ]

Iowa Farmers Prep for New Cellulosic Ethanol Biofuel Plant

Tina Casey  •  Triple Pundit  •  Posted November 29, 2011

Old and new energy crossed paths in the American midwest last week: a new cellulosic ethanol refinery calledProject LIBERTY is on the way in for Emmetsburg, Iowa, while the U.S. State Department appears to have shut the door on the notorious Keystone XL oil pipeline project through Nebraska. [ read more … ]

U.S. ethanol under fire in Europe

PHILIP BRASHER  •  Des Moines Register  •  Posted November 29, 2011

The ethanol industry’s main subsidy is set to end soon, but that hasn’t stopped European competitors from trying to get a tax slapped on the American-made biofuel, claiming that federal and state incentives make the imported product unfairly cheap. [ read more … ]

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