Today, Growth Energy released the following statement regarding Environmental Working Group's study on federal investment in renewable energy that was released on January 9, 2009: “Our nation's wise commitment to renewable energy is an investment that future generations will be glad we made. And while there are many promising technologies out there, ethanol is available […]
WASHINGTON – Today, Growth Energy released the following statement regarding the U.S. Energy Administration's recent report on oil use in America: The U.S. Energy Administration (EIA) recently released, its Annual Energy Outlook, 2009 projecting U.S. energy consumption and production through 2030. Due to the use of biofuels, oil use has become flat and will continue […]
WASHINGTON – Today, Growth Energy released the following statement on President-Elect Obama's nomination of former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack as his Secretary of Agriculture. “Growth Energy joins agricultural producers all over the country today in applauding former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack as President-elect Obama's choice for agriculture secretary. Vilsack’s leadership will ensure that American agriculture […]
WASHINGTON – Today, Growth Energy released the following statement on the selection of President-Elect Obama's energy and environment team. The team includes Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy; Lisa Jackson, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator; Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ); Carol Browner, Assistant to the President for Energy […]
WASHINGTON – Growth Energy today released a new ad echoing recent comments made by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Edward T. Schafer about the Grocery Manufacturers Association's (GMA) deceptive campaign blaming ethanol for higher food prices. The ad will run in today's edition of Roll Call. The ad can be viewed at GrowthEnergy.org. In […]
WASHINGTON – In a new interview, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Ed Schafer lashed out against the perpetrators of a deceptive campaign against ethanol. In his response to a reporter’s question about food manufacturers’ high prices, Secretary Schafer said, “I just think that they are totally off base. They are building positions that I […]
November 19, 2008 Washington, D.C. – Growth Energy launched an ad campaign this week to promote higher blends of ethanol in the U.S. gas supply (see the ad campaign at GrowthEnergy.org). Currently, most gasoline in America is E-10 which is ninety percent gasoline and ten percent ethanol. The ad campaign's message is that increasing the […]
November 18, 2008 Washington, DC – Today, Growth Energy called on the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) to discontinue its deceptive attacks on the government's investment in ethanol and other renewable fuels. They also warned that curbing investment now could stop progress in the development of second-generation biofuels that can further reduce the nation's dependence on […]
Washington, D.C. – Growth Energy today launched a countdown clock to track the hours and days elapsed since the group called on Big Food to lower prices for consumers at the grocery store. See the countdown clock at GrowthEnergy.org. The launch of the clock follows the report last week that Thanksgiving food prices would be […]
Washington, D.C. – A group of ethanol producers announced the launch of their new organization, Growth Energy, with the release of a policy brief and an ad campaign to set the record straight on food prices. The campaign comes at a time when corn prices have decreased by more than fifty percent and oil prices […]
Ray was the founding member of Big River Resources and a longtime Growth Energy Board member. We are all better off for knowing him and our community will feel this loss deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and staff on this difficult day. You will be missed, Ray.
To those of us within it, the ethanol industry often feels like a big family. Today that entire family mourns the loss of one of our own, Ray Defenbaugh. We will always remember his relentless spirit — his honesty, optimism, humor, and especially his fierce, fierce loyalty.