7/15/2020
Conversations with Biofuel Champions, feat. Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa)

This week in our “Conversations with Biofuel Champions” summer video series, our CEO Emily Skor had the opportunity to visit with one of our newest biofuel champions: U.S. Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer of Iowa. Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer was elected in 2018 to represent Iowa’s First Congressional District. As Finkenauer tells Skor, she wanted to serve in […]

6/29/2020
Growth Energy Cheers Governors’ Biofuels Coalition Opposition to Gap Year Exemptions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor today thanked the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, which issued a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The governors noted, “Approving prior-year SREs in this manner ignores the court’s decision and congressional intent and will severely […]

5/7/2020
Growth Energy Applauds Senator Letter Rejecting Attack on U.S. Biofuels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanked 24 senators, who sent a letter calling on President Trump to reject oil-backed efforts to eliminate the biofuels industry under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Led by U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the senators wrote that waiving the RFS would “exacerbate the effects experienced by the biofuel sector […]

2/27/2020
Growth Energy Welcomes Focus on Biofuels at Environment and Climate Hearing

11/29/2019
Growth Energy Calls on EPA to Deliver Real Biofuel Fix

WASHINGTON, DC – Growth Energy, the nation’s largest ethanol association, today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to uphold the president’s commitment to farmers and biofuel workers by fixing a flawed proposed supplemental rule on 2020 biofuel targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In formal comments to the agency, Growth Energy calls on […]

10/23/2019
Coalition Challenges EPA on 2018 Refinery Waivers

10/21/2019
In The News: Skor Says of EPA Supplemental Proposal, “We’re incredibly frustrated and very disappointed.”

10/15/2019
Skor Statement on EPA Supplemental Proposal

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its supplemental proposal to the proposed 2020 renewable volume obligations. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor issued the following statement: “It is unconscionable that EPA’s proposal betrays President Trump’s promise to rural America. A week ago, Administrator Wheeler personally took to the airwaves and promised Iowa farmers that he would […]

8/30/2019
Growth Energy Demands Immediate Action to Restore Biofuel Demand

WASHINGTON, DC –Growth Energy, the nation’s largest ethanol association, today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restore biofuel demand lost to oil industry handouts in comments on the agency’s final 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO). Due by November 30, the RVOs will determine next year’s biofuel targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “The […]

8/15/2019
In the News: “Farm, Biofuel Industry Leaders Testify on EPA Biofuel Hearing”

This story quotes Growth Energy’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Chris Bliley, from the EPA’s July hearing on the proposed biofuel targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2020. It was originally published on Convenience Store Decisions’ website: “‘Once again, the proposal assumes that despite exempting at least 190 million gallons of biofuel every […]


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I’m proud to stand up for our farmers and producers as a @GrowthEnergy Biofuels Champion. Our biofuels provide good-paying jobs and the clean energy that keeps America running — when they’re strong, Iowa is strong. #IA01 https://t.co/96cepXXW0T

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Representative @daveloebsack took time to advocate for biofuels in the House Committee for Energy and Commerce yesterday. We need oversight like this to ensure gap-filings from the oil industry don't become another source of harm for our producers. Thank you, Congressman! https://t.co/JRDYxzgq67

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One of the biofuel industry's greatest allies in Congress over the last two years has been @RepFinkenauer, and Growth Energy CEO @EmilySkor sat down with her recently as part of our Biofuels Champions Series. Keep up the good work, Congresswoman! youtu.be/7La8pHuKyVc

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I spoke with @GrowthEnergy about the need for everyone to understand just how important renewable fuels are for Iowa's farmers and our nation. WATCH: https://t.co/Ik7Eu4Iry0

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