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NEWS UPDATE March 28, 2012

Ethanol struggles in the red

by Dan Piller, Des Moines Register  •    •  Posted March 28, 2012

Ethanol producers spent the first two months of 2012 bathed in red ink as the commodity price for ethanol fell despite rising gasoline prices.
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For New Generation of Power Plants, a New Emission Rule From the E.P.A.

By FELICITY BARRINGER, New York Times  •    •  Posted March 28, 2012

The Obama administration’s proposed rule to control greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants — the first ever — could go far toward closing out the era of old-fashioned coal-burning power generation. The draft rule, unveiled on Tuesday by Lisa P. Jackson, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, would limit carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants to 1,000 pounds per megawatt-hour. [ read more … ]

Inhofe vows to kill proposed emissions rule as enviros praise it

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted March 28, 2012

U.S. EPA’s proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants is barely out of the gate, but Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) has already vowed to kill it. [ read more … ]

Is Kansas ready to bump to E15 at the pump?

BY STEVE EVERLY, The Kansas City Star  •    •  Posted March 28, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency last year allowed E15 — gasoline with 15 percent ethanol — for model year 2001 and newer vehicles. Now the agency is ready to take the next step — approve applications to sell E15, making it legal to use in roughly 60 percent of the country’s cars and light trucks.
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