5/5/2009
Growth Energy Applauds President Obama for creating Biofuels Working Group

WASHINGTON, DC—Growth Energy applauded the creation of a Biofuels Interagency Working Group by President Barack Obama designed to accelerate the development of the nation’s biofuels industry and infrastructure. The group of ethanol producers said the comprehensive plan will decrease dependence on foreign oil, create American jobs and cut greenhouse gas emissions.   “With the establishment […]

5/4/2009
Indirect Land Use Change: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It’s Flawed

Since the publication of a controversial study last year (Searchinger et al 2008), a new term has entered the policy debate around biofuels – indirect land use change (ILUC). The debate is focused on whether or not the carbon intensity of fuels like ethanol can or should include a penalty for theoretical indirect, economic effects. […]

5/4/2009
Statement by Growth Energy on Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) bill introduced by Senator Thune

Washington – Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, released the following statement on the Indirect Land Use bill introduced by Senator John Thune on April 30, 2009:   “Indirect land use change continues to be a controversial issue with little scientific consensus. The legislation introduced by Senator Thune would put policy back in line with […]

5/1/2009
State of Kansas Joins the Call for Higher Blends of Ethanol: Support for E15 Increasing Nationwide

Washington, DC – Growth Energy today congratulated the State of Kansas in joining the growing list of voices calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to raise the decades-old, arbitrary limit on the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline. The Kansas Legislature recently adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution 1610 (SCR 1610), which urges the EPA […]

4/24/2009
California Air Resources Board Votes to Include Unfair, Unproven Theory in Regulations

Washington – Today, the California Air Resources Board voted to enact a standard that unfairly penalizes biofuels as compared to other fuels, including gasoline. “We're disappointed with the Board's vote,” said General Wesley Clark, co-chairman of Growth Energy. “This was a poor decision, based on shaky science, not only for California, but for the nation. […]

4/23/2009
Statement by Growth Energy on California Air Resources Board

Sacramento, CA – General Wesley Clark, Co-Chairman of Growth Energy, a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy, released the following statement on today’s California Air Resources Board (ARB) hearing on the proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS): “Today’s ARB hearing has the potential to accelerate or […]

4/22/2009
New Study Shows Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Foreign Oil are Double Previous Estimates

Washington – A new study shows that the greenhouse gas emissions of gasoline from foreign oil are at least twice what was previously thought when the indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to military operations in the Middle East are taken into account. Published in the academic journal, “Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining,” the study provides […]

4/17/2009
Bi-Partisan Congressional Group Calls on EPA to Approve Higher Blend Waiver

Washington – Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson last week urging her to approve the waiver request submitted by Growth Energy that would raise the arbitrary limit on the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply from 10 percent […]

4/9/2009
New CBO Report Shows Ethanol Has Little Impact on Food Prices

Washington – Growth Energy’s CEO, Tom Buis, released the following statement today regarding the new report from the Congressional Budget Office on the impact of ethanol on food prices: “The report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirms what we’ve known for some time – the impact of ethanol production on food prices is […]

4/8/2009
Growth Energy Praises New UN Report on Benefits of Bioenergy

Washington, D.C. – Growth Energy’s CEO, Tom Buis, released the following statement today regarding the new study from the United Nations showing that renewable energy projects have a positive impact in rural communities of developing nations:   “The UN report released today confirms what we’ve known in the U.S. for some time – promoting renewable […]


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