Kernel Knowledge

The ethanol lobby recently held a “Rally for Rural America” on Capitol Hill, complete with their mascot, Captain Cornelius. We can only assume that Captain Cornelius is the new “Don” of the King Corn family after Corn Cob Bob was...

/ July 17, 2015

Hawaii Repeals its Ethanol Mandate

Hawaii governor David Ige took a welcome step towards consumer choice when he signed a bill earlier this month repealing the state’s ethanol mandate – a requirement to blend the Aloha State’s gasoline supply with ten percent ethanol.

/ July 8, 2015

Redundant RFS Rhetoric

It’s vacation time in the USA and one thing that I’d like to get away from is the overheated, apocalyptic rhetoric coming from the renewable fuels industry and its defenders. The Huffington Post  recently said that EPA’s recognition of the...

/ July 1, 2015

CGEP: The Future of the Renewable Fuel Standard

On June 16, Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) hosted a debate on the future of the RFS, using CGEP non-resident fellow Dr James Stock’s April paper titled The Renewable Fuel Standard: A Path Forward as its starting point.

/ June 22, 2015