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.
The June 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 energy policy, project announcements, events, and new reports that analyze various aspects of the bioenergy industry and climate science. Join the next IBSS webinar on July 16 on information technologies to improve biomass supply chain logistics. Save the date of October 22 for National Bioenergy Day 2014. A participation form and information flyer can be found the SBN News.
Just days ahead of the Administration’s release of its much-anticipated greenhouse gas regulations, the White House has issued its latest report The All-Of-The-Above Energy Strategy as a Path to Sustainable Economic Growth. The report provides lots of charts and figures on the progress that has been made and offers projections on the work that remains to be done. Except for recognizing the role of biofuels in the transportation sector and supporting the development of advanced biofuels, the report is virtually silent on the contributions of bioenergy to the nation’s energy future. This underscores the need of bioenergy advocates to better coordinate and communicate the value of bioenergy in diversifying our nation’s energy resources, reducing carbon emissions, sustaining healthy forests and supporting economic development in our rural communities.