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RIN and bear it: the QAP refiners have to put up with

Last week, reports emerged of another alleged case of RIN fraud. If the three people accused are found guilty of their $66.5 million crime, then they will be the latest in a long line of fraudsters taking advantage of the...

/ December 9, 2015

Ethanol: The Industry That Cried Wolf

In the weeks leading up to EPA’s recent Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirement announcement – and also in the hours that followed it – the ethanol lobby was keen to point out how EPA’s decision to use its waiver authority...

/ December 3, 2015

The Ethanol Lobby: Clutching At Straws

As ever with the RFS, EPA released a rule that confused many and pleased nobody. But the arguments put forward against it by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) – the ethanol lobby’s top cheerleader – are particularly muddled and misleading.

/ December 1, 2015

Energy-related CO2 Emissions Have Fallen Across Almost Every State

This week, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a report saying that energy-related carbon emissions decreased across nearly every state between 2005 and 2013. This was news to many, but we have been saying something similar for months.

/ November 23, 2015