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, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today, Growth Energy released the following statement regarding recent findings on the impacts of corn- and cellulosic-based ethanol, in comparison to gasoline, released from the University of Minnesota on January 2, 2009: “Despite initial negative interpretations by the press and some flawed assumptions by its authors, Growth Energy sees some positive potential from the University […]
Today, Growth Energy released the following statement calling on the U.S. Congress to investigate why food prices continue to increase, even while the price of all other commodities have dropped considerably over the past six months. In fact, in the new Consumer Price Index released today, the price of cereals and bakery products was one […]
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 […]
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.