Browsing All posts tagged under »Ethanol Mandate«

Congress Should Permanently Waive the Ethanol Mandate

November 20, 2012 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rejected a proposal from a number of governors and federal legislators to partially waive the Renewable Fuels Standard, which mandates the production of 36 billion gallons of ethanol by 2022. This year, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires refiners to blend nearly 13 […]

The Great Ethanol Scam

October 14, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ The rocketing costs of gasoline and the price of corn being paid worldwide are the result of U.S. government mandates requiring the inclusion of ethanol in the gasoline all Americans must use. The time has long since passed to eliminate ethanol from this primary fuel. A recent report by ActionAid USA, “Fueling […]

EPA’s E-15 Ethanol Plan: Bad for Pocketbooks, Environment, Energy Policy

April 26, 2012 by


By Paul Driessen ~ The Obama Administration’s anti-hydrocarbon ideology and “renewable” energy mythology continues to subsidize crony capitalists and the politicians they help keep in office – on the backs of American taxpayers, ratepayers and motorists. The latest chapter in the sorry ethanol saga is a perfect example. Bowing to pressure from ADM, Cargill, Growth […]

The Ethanol Mandate Needs to Go

August 18, 2011 by


By Nicolas Loris In the name of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil, the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) mandates that we need to consume 36 billion gallons of ethanol by 2022. EISA also contains a mandate within the mandate for advanced biofuels, with the applicable volume of […]

Tales of the Red Tape: The EPA is Fueling Nonsense

March 17, 2011 by


By Diane Katz The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is suffering policy schizophrenia. On the one hand, it has ordered automakers to increase fuel efficiency to save the planet from global warming. On the other hand, it is setting higher quotas of ethanol in gasoline, which will decrease fuel efficiency and increase emissions of the greenhouse […]

Al Gore Says He Supported ‘Not Good’ Ethanol Policies To Help His Presidential Ambitions

November 23, 2010 by


By Noel Sheppard Nobel laureate Al Gore said this weekend that tax breaks for corn-based ethanol are “not good policy” and that he only supported these subsidies in order to assist his eventual run for president. Reuters Africa reported Monday the former Vice President made these comments while speaking to a green energy conference in […]

Time To End The Ethanol Rip-Off

October 27, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba Psst! Want to avoid $25-to-$30 billion in new deficit spending over the next five years? You do? Okay, then email, fax or call your congressman and tell him you want to let the 45 cents-per-gallon Volumetric Ethanol Tax Credit (VEETC) expire on December 31, 2010. In the same way you want Congress […]

Major Newspapers Urge An End To Ethanol Subsidy

July 27, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba On Friday, July 23, the Chicago Tribune published an editorial titled “Enough Ethanol” and on Saturday, July 24, The Washington Post editorial said, “It’s time to end the excessive subsidies for corn ethanol.” On Monday, July 26, The Wall Street Journal joined the chorus. “The best refutation of the theory of the […]

Just What You Don’t Need! More Ethanol!

June 10, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba. Guest Post by Nicholas E. Hollis. Here’s a news item from the Ethanol Transparancy Project: June 9 – ADM has taken its “ethanol game” to a new level with a brazen announcement yesterday the company was “asking” EPA to immediately permit raising the percentage blend of ethanol in gasoline to 12% (up […]

Hold The Corn! More Corn Ethanol May Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions

March 16, 2010 by


By Sammy Benoit Ethanol is a controversial issue. To some the use of corn to make fuel is causing food shortages and driving up to cost of food. Here is a little secret. It would be much more efficient to use sugar cane to make ethanol than corn. Corn Ethanol generates 2x the energy than […]

Biofuels Not So Enviro-Friendly

March 2, 2010 by


By Nick Loris Switching from fossil fuels to allegedly cleaner fuels may not be as good for the environment as advertised says the United Kingdom’s Times. Similar to the renewable fuels mandate in the United States, the UK has a Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation that requires 3.25% of fuel sold to come from crops – […]