Results tagged clean+air+act

Huffington Post Green: Biofuels and Biomass Lose Favor: Investors Beware!

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the EPA, stating the agency has no basis for a three-year deferral that would have exempted CO2 from "biogenic" sources (ethanol, biomass, municipal wastes, landfill gases) from greenhouse gas regulations under the Clean Air Act.

Reuters: U.S. court says biofuel producers must face carbon emissions rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a three-year deferral put in place in 2011 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that temporarily exempted paper and wood product manufacturers and ethanol producers from curbing the release of greenhouse gases.

Reuters: COLUMN-U.S. agency overestimates output of advanced biofuels

The EPA provides support for cellulosic ethanol producers by driving demand for cellulosic biofuel RINs from refiners. The over-estimate adds to the impression of a policy lagging reality, where the separate corn ethanol mandate is on the cusp of exceeding distribution capacity at filling stations.

National Geographic: Congress’s Affair With Ethanol: Love Gone Wrong?

Recently, Congress upped the ethanol mandate with two renewable fuel standards: the 2005 Energy Policy Act “required 7.5 billion gallons of renewable fuel to be blended into gasoline by 2012” and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 greatly expanded the program by:

Take Action: EPA Seeks Public Input on Ethanol Mandate Waiver Requests

Last week, governors from North Carolina and Arkansas filed formal waivers with the EPA, urging it to temporarily suspend the U.S. quota on ethanol made from corn because of this summer’s drought, which has driven corn prices higher, impacting livestock producers who rely on corn for feed.

New York Times: Fraud Case Shows Holes in Exchange of Fuel Credits

Hailey, 33, was convicted in federal court on 42 counts of wire fraud, money laundering and Clean Air Act violations. His prosecution highlighted one of several schemes connected to the energy credits known as renewable identification numbers, or R.I.N.’s.