The July 2014 edition of the Southern Bioenergy Network News has been posted. Please take a moment to review this month’s SBN News for information on the EPA Clean Power Plan, the fate of the Tailoring Rule, biogenic carbon and news that effects various aspects of the bioenergy industry. Keep an eye out for info on the next IBSS webinar on September 10. Save the date of October 22 for National Bioenergy Day 2014. A participation form and information flyer can be found the SBN News.
BP’s annual report on proved global oil reserves says that as of the end of 2013, Earth has nearly 1.688 trillion barrels of crude, which will last 53.3 years at current rates of extraction. This figure is 1.1 percent higher than that of the previous year and during the past 10 years proven reserves have risen by 27 percent, or more than 350 billion barrels. OPEC nations continue to lead the world by having a large majority of the planet’s reserves, or 71.9 percent.
A blog from Dave Tenny, NAFO President and CEO, July 9, 2014.
Last month the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated the Tailoring Rule, thereby addressing one of the key risks of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) treating biomass energy carbon emissions the same as fossil fuel emissions. While the decision does not put this important issue to rest, the Court’s action…read more
No Better Reason Why the EPA Must Preserve the RFS: http://www.americansunitedforchange.org/press/releases/new_tv_ad_on_iraq_turmoil_rising_gas_prices_no_better_reason_why_the_epa_mu/
With oil prices on the rise in response to the deteriorating situation in Iraq, Americans United for Change announced a major new ad campaign encouraging the EPA not to turn its back on a secure, safe, reliable energy source that the U.S. has complete control over: clean burning, homegrown renewable fuels.
A diverse set of highly respected researchers offers their perspectives on how sustainably deployed biofuels help can help society achieve many “win-wins” by supporting important environmental, economic, and social goals. In contrast, they question how continued massive reliance on liquid fuels from fossil materials can achieve positive environmental outcomes, especially higher carbon options such as oil sands, deep water drilling, natural gas-to-liquids and coal conversion. Read Biofuels Can Support Environmental Economic Social Goals June 2014.