Growth Energy Responses to BusinessWeek.com Article

Today, Ed Wallace posted a column to BusinessWeek.com about Growth Energy's Green Jobs Waiver. In his column, Mr. Wallace fails in his journalistic duty to provide readers with the facts. He relies on anecdotal evidence in support of his erroneous claims while completely ignoring the large body of scientific literature that supports the use of […]

Growth Energy Renews Call for Comments in Support of Green Job Creation, Energy Independence

Washington – Today the Environmental Protection Agency announced it would extend the comment period by 60 days on Growth Energy’s Green Jobs Waiver Application. Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis released the following statement: “We’re pleased the EPA is allowing additional time for more Americans who are in favor of creating new green-collar jobs, increased energy […]

Growth Energy Applauds Legislation That Increases Ability of Biofuels to Improve Our Energy Future

Today, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis released a statement on H.R. 2409, the Renewable Fuel Standard Improvement Act: “I commend Chairman Peterson, Ranking Member Lucas and the bipartisan coalition of 42 Members for their far-reaching vision of an America powered by homegrown renewable fuels. Growth Energy strongly believes in the promise of ethanol and other […]

Shocking News: Big Food Reaps Profits as Americans Struggle in Economic Recession

Washington – Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, released the following statement on the news that Kraft’s profits rose 10 percent to $660 million in the first quarter:   “Today Kraft announced that its profits increased 10 percent, in part due to price hikes on consumers, even as putting food on the table got harder […]

Growth Energy Responds to New York Times articles on the Green Jobs Waiver

Washington – Today The New York Times published articles regarding Growth Energy’s Green Jobs waiver, a request to the Environmental Protection Agency that would create over 130,000 green-collar jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, simply by increasing the blend of ethanol in our gas supply by up to five […]

Statement on Today’s House Agriculture Subcommittee Hearing on Indirect Land Use Change

Washington – Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, released the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Subcommittee’s hearing on indirect land use change:   “The frustration expressed by House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson echoes our own concerns around the EPA’s inclusion of indirect land use change penalties against biofuels. Nearly all the […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Thx for the #RecycleChallenge, @rcrracing! #Biofuel production is all about reusing & recycling and at Growth Energy, we make sure to dispose of plastic properly and you can too! Find out how by going to how2recycle.info. We challenge @POETBiofuels to see how they do it! https://t.co/wdutRS05Rf

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Thanks as always to our champions @SenJohnThune, @ChuckGrassley, @SenJoniErnst, @SenatorFischer, @SenatorRounds & @RoyBlunt for working to make sure @EPA keeps President Trump's promise on biofuels. https://t.co/AXLtzCnXnF

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I joined @SenJohnThune @ChuckGrassley @SenJoniErnst @SenatorFischer & @RoyBlunt in a letter to @realDonaldTrump to request the EPA change its proposed rule to restore integrity to the Renewable Fuel Standard. 15 billion gallons means 15 billion gallons. https://t.co/veBkthgGki

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Reminder to all Iowans: The deadline to submit public comments on the @EPA’s supplemental rule is Nov. 29. 15 billion gallons means 15 billion gallons, and Iowa’s farmers and producers are counting on it. Express your support for upholding the #RFS here: https://t.co/R3MA4qz3s8

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