UPDATE: VEETC Debate Remains Unchanged

The question of the day is:  Is VEETC in or out?  The short answer is only those in the room know for sure. President Obama announced last night that a

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What’s Up Next for Ethanol Tax Policy?

Now that the weekend’s CSPAN theatrics over tax cuts are over, the real work and compromises necessary to get legislation passed can commence in earnest – including if, for how

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If a Tree Doesn’t Fall in the Forest, Will ENGOs and Regulators Notice?

It’s been almost three years since former Environmental Defense Fund attorney Timothy Searchinger wrote in Science magazine, “Higher prices triggered by biofuels will accelerate forest and grassland conversion [in Latin

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Drive Toward E85 This Thanksgiving with GPS and iPhone Apps

An estimated 38.4 million Americans traveled 50 miles or more from their home last Thanksgiving to spend the holiday with family and friends. With nearly nine million flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs)

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Al Gore’s Flip-flop on Ethanol – He Had it Right the First Time

Now he tells us: Al Gore was for grain ethanol before he was against it. Speaking at a green energy business conference in Athens, the former vice president declared “it

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From the “Yes, Congress is Listening” File

Coming off an election in which many voters took to the polls to send Congress a message, it is refreshing to be reminded that there are other ways to voice

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The Thin Line Between Academics and Advocacy

Earlier this week, Iowa State University Professor Bruce Babcock released a policy brief entitled “Impact of Ethanol, Corn, and Livestock from Imminent U.S. Policy Decisions.”  Much of this analysis is

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EPA E15 Label Cries Wolf

In announcing its decision to allow E15 for just a portion of the vehicle fleet, the Environmental Protection Agency also unveiled a proposed label to “educate” drivers about the fuel

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Veteran’s Day – Honoring Those Who Have Served

As a veteran, my military service ended 10 years ago. Hard to believe it has been that long, but the memories will never fade. My ten years of service are

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You Can Have Your Opinion, But Not Your Own Facts

That the Houston Chronicle would be anti-ethanol is not surprising to anyone.  It is Houston, Texas, after all.  But that the editorial board would play fast and loose with the

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