Results tagged ethanol+lobby

The Ethanol Mandate’s Effect on Farmers

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), despite its original intentions to protect our environment and increase corn prices, has become just another form of corporate welfare, benefiting ethanol producers while average farms struggle to remain competitive.

Ethanol industry’s record profits

The ethanol lobby is fighting hard for to defeat EPA’s proposal and maintain the status quo. The industry threatened to sue the EPA if they scaled back the RFS — a power that is well within their right, rarely used and the foundation of the much-touted “flexibility” of the policy.

Fact Checking Big Ethanol, again.

Beyond the risk of tying our two most precious commodities—corn and oil—to each other, inextricably linking food and fuel, the Renewable Fuel Standard requires that 40 percent of America’s corn crop is devoted to fuel production and incentivizes farmers to grow corn instead of other food crops.

Big Ethanol Admits Biofuel Mandates Inflate Corn Prices

Yesterday, the head of the ethanol lobby Bob Dinneen testified in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the Renewable Fuel Standard. Dineen admits that ethanol mandates were intended to raise the price of corn, costing consumers but lining corn growers' pockets.

Cellulosic ethanol: “Just around the corner” since 2007

In a House of Representatives Energy and Commerce committee hearing on July 23 on the Renewable Fuel Standard, representatives of the Ethanol Lobby said that cellulosic biofuels are “just around the corner.” RFA’s President and CEO Bob Dinneen has been saying this for years:

Politico: Delivering ‘Big Ethanol’ a reality check on RINs

The impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard on consumers, a range of industries and the environment are becoming increasingly apparent to lawmakers and Americans across the nation.

Even the Ethanol Lobby Agrees RFS Mandates are Unreasonable

The Renewable Fuels Association has asked Washington to revisit biofuels targets set by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the RFA recommends a “reduction in the overall RFS” citing “uncertainty” over how to meet the mandated goals.

The Hill’s Congress Blog: Congress Needs to Revisit Renewable Fuel Standards

As the mandate increases and more U.S. agricultural land is devoted to growing biofuel feedstocks instead of food, we will likely continue to see a rise in food prices worldwide.