Friday, November 22, 2013

Stop RFS Erosion, Protect the RFS

Sign the Petition!

Washington, D.C. bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the stranglehold of big oil, have issued a ruling hoping to slash the amount of renewable fuel in America’s energy portfolio. Not only will this terrible decision from the federal government increase America’s dependence on foreign oil, it will also hurt American families by decreasing the value of commodities, increasing prices at the pump, eliminating thousands of jobs and sink the price of corn below the cost of production. 

It’s time to stand against the unelected Washington, D.C. bureaucrats.

Share your comments below and we will send them to the EPA!

Make your voice heard!

Source: Protect The RFS


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How America Is Feeding & Fueling the Country, In 60 Seconds

A good quick video on how American farmers are feeding and fueling the country.

Source: FuelsAmerica


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

EPA's Bad Call on Ethanol

In a win for big international oil companies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposal for the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) as required by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the amount of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel in the coming year.

More dirty oil.  Less clean American-grown ethanol.

Big Oil must be dancing in the streets.

The EPA proposes to set the cellulosic biofuel category at 17 million gallons, biomass-based diesel at 1.28 billion gallons, advanced biofuel at 2.20 billion gallons and renewable fuel at 15.21 billion.

The proposed rule caps corn-based (or conventional) ethanol at 13.01 billion gallons.

But the deal's not done yet.

The proposal still  requires input from the public after the proposed rule is published in the federal register.

We'll share how you can comment when we know the details.

Source: EPA


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NASCAR Hits 5 Million Miles on E15 Ethanol

NASCAR announced today that it surpassed more that five million competition miles across its three national series on Sunoco Green E15, a biofuel blended with 15 percent American Ethanol made from American-grown corn.

The five million miles have been accumulated across practice, qualifying and racing laps dating to 2011 when the biofuel was introduced to the sport.

This is a resounding endorsement of the performance fuel.  It is a performance fuel that easily handles the NASCAR racing conditions.

And if it's good for NASCAR, it's good for all American drivers.

Source: NASCAR


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The Secret, Dirty Facts on AP's Ethanol Reporting

In a widely published article today, The Secret, Dirty Cost of Obama's Green Power Push, by the Associated Press (AP), reporters Dina Cappiellow and Matt Apuzzo lay out their views on the shortcomings of ethanol

In their article, they claim that the production of ethanol is responsible for a vast American wasteland:
"The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply."

The reporters list everything they see wrong with ethanol: spoiled lands, polluted water and damaged environmental habitat.

But the real problem is with the article itself.  It appears to be junk journalism, filled with inaccurate and wild accusations.  It's less about accurate reporting and more about extreme environmentalists getting a lot of free ink.  Facts be damned.

For example, the article claims that millions of acres of conservation land has been destroyed in the rush to plant corn for ethanol.  But the total number of acres were reduced by other legislation, not ethanol production.

The reporters also claim that corn prices have been near $7 per bushel for all of this year.  But that's just not true.

And the big one, the reporter claim that ethanol is the number one use of corn surpassing animal feed.  But the reporters conveniently omit that the numbers are not the whole picture.  Through the ethanol production process, 1/3 of the corn is returned to the animal feed market as Dried Distillers Grains (DDGs), a highly desired animal feed product for it's protein and mineral value.

The list of falsehoods in the article are just long to post here, so here's a summary from others so you can fact check the article:

Ethanol, Oil and the Facts - RFA Answers AP Q&A

Fact Checking AP Ethanol Story

What the AP Got Wrong on Ethanol

RFA Challenges AP Story on Ethanol

#apfactcheck #ethanol #rfs #corn


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