3/19/2009
Cellulosic Firms Call Upon Administrator Jackson to Approve Higher Ethanol Blend

Washington, D.C. – Today, the leaders of nine cellulosic ethanol companies released the following letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson in support of the Green Jobs waiver submitted by Growth Energy on March 6. The waiver would increase the amount of ethanol that could be blended with gasoline from 10 percent to up to 15 […]

3/18/2009
Growth Energy Releases Statement on Valero’s Purchase of Ethanol Plants

Washington, D.C. – Today, Growth Energy’s co-chairman, General Wesley Clark released the following statement on the news that Valero Renewable Fuels will purchase seven ethanol plants from VeraSun Energy:   “We welcome Valero to the industry. We hope that Valero’s interest represents an understanding among oil companies at-large that ethanol is a critical part of […]

3/10/2009
Speaker Pelosi Leads Chorus Calling for Higher Blends of Ethanol

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a growing chorus 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 from 10 percent (E10) up to 15 percent (E15). When asked about raising the current limit at the National […]

3/6/2009
Growth Energy To EPA: Lift Cap, Create Jobs

Washington, D.C. – Today, Growth Energy called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to raise the decades-old, arbitrary limit on the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline from 10 percent (E10) up to 15 percent (E15). General Wesley Clark, co-chairman of Growth Energy announced the formal submission of a “green jobs” waiver requesting the […]

3/4/2009
New Report Shows Higher Ethanol Blends Can Create More Than 130,000 New Jobs

Increased Ethanol Usage in Existing Automobiles can Generate $24.4 Billion for U.S. Economy Washington, D.C. Growth Energy released a study today showing that increasing the ethanol blend in the nation's gasoline supply from 10 to 15 percent could create and support 136,101 new jobs and inject $24.4 billion into the American economy annually. The job […]

2/25/2009
Growth Energy Names High-Profile Leaders to Key Positions: Buis to be CEO; Nussle to Join Board as S

Washington, D.C. – Growth Energy today announced Tom Buis, recent president of the National Farmers Union, as the new CEO of the organization and former Congressman Jim Nussle as Special Advisor to the Board of Directors. The announcement comes on the heels of the news that General Wesley Clark will serve as Growth Energy’s National […]

2/23/2009
Statement from Growth Energy on the recent presentation at The American Association for the Advancem

WASHINGTON – Today, Growth Energy released the following statement regarding Holly Gibbs’ recent report, “Mapping Land Sources for expanding Biofuel Croplands Across the Tropics” presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting:   We strongly agree with Dr. Gibbs’ conclusions that tropical forests should not be cleared to produce biofuels. Unfortunately, […]

2/23/2009
Growth Energy Releases Policy Briefing on California’s Dangerous Gamble with Indirect Land Use Cha

SACRAMENTO – Growth Energy released a policy briefing today examining the rules being developed by California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) to govern the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The briefing shows why the adoption of indirect land use change (ILUC) models for determining the carbon intensity of biofuels is flawed empirically and for making policy. […]

2/17/2009
Statement from Growth Energy on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

WASHINGTON – Today, Growth Energy released the following statement regarding the signing by the President of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Growth Energy applauds the inclusion of measures supporting the renewable fuels industry in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Act includes several provisions to spur the continued growth […]

2/5/2009
General Wesley Clark Announced as Growth Energy Co-Chairman

Washington, D.C. – Four-star General Wesley Clark will lead Growth Energy as a co-chairman, the group announced today during the Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference in Washington, D.C. At the announcement, General Clark highlighted the immediate potential of ethanol to create new green-collar jobs now and promoted the promise of second-generation biofuels, such as cellulosic […]


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Ethanol is smart domestic policy, plain and simple. It's better for engines, it's cleaner to produce, and it supports rural communities. We drove that message home this week at the Global Ethanol Summit, as we push for the free trade of ethanol all over the world. https://t.co/smxBYJXxjH

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We know ethanol burns cleaner than gas. We just released a new report that shows even more benefits: 1) Using less land for much higher crop yields 2) Using less water to irrigate those crops 3) Gas production process is far dirtier than ethanol process ethanolproducer.com/articles/16600…

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New report released by @GrowthEnergy shows how “new innovations have allowed us to ramp up #biofuel production year after year, without expanding our environmental footprint.” https://t.co/Te6A10zblq

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Dozens of biofuel plants shut down because of these exemptions. That's not an exaggeration — it's already happened. If these rules from the EPA are finalized, we're no closer to reopening those plants. We're determined to make sure that doesn't happen. agri-pulse.com/articles/12713…

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