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NEWS UPDATE February 6, 2014

EPA files court brief defending 2013 renewable fuel target

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted February 6, 2014

Finalized last August, the rule requires refiners to blend 16.55 billion ethanol-equivalent gallons of renewable fuel in 2013. Of that total, 13.8 billion gallons is to be conventional ethanol and 2.75 billion gallons advanced biofuel not made from corn starch. The amounts are consistent with provisions in the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, which created the most recent renewable fuel standard, but EPA chose to lower its cellulosic biofuel target, a subset of advanced biofuels. [ read more … ]

USDA hubs to equip farmers for warming’s effects

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted February 6, 2014

The Agriculture Department today named seven regional hubs that will form the basis of the department’s efforts to address the risks that climate change poses to farmers. The hubs will seek to translate science and research about climate change into practical information for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners, according to a statement. Their creation represents the latest step in rolling out President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the administration said. [ read more … ]

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