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  • Valeport Sponsor Team Hummingbird to Final of the IET Formula 24 Series

    An all-female team of budding racing drivers and technicians from Plymouth High School for Girls is celebrating as they secured a coveted place at the international final of the IET Formula 24 series, a competitive race series for electric vehicles designed, engineered and driven by 11-16 year olds. Sponsorship from Totnes-based Valeport, one of the UK’s leading ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Renewable fuel standard increased for 2009

    The 2009 renewable fuel standard (RFS) will be 10.21 percent to ensure that at least 11.1 billion gallons of renewable fuels be blended into transportation gasoline. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) established the annual overall renewable fuel volume targets, reaching a level of 36 billion gallons in 2022. To achieve these volumes, EPA calculates a percentage-based ...

  • EPA finalizes 2011 renewable fuel standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the 2011 percentage standards for the four categories of fuel under the agency’s renewable fuel standard program, known as RFS2. The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) amended the Clean Air Act to greatly increase the total required volume of renewable fuels each year, reaching a level of 36 billion gallons in 2022. To ...

  • Cheaper solar panels fuel rise in renewable energy

    A dramatic drop in the price of solar power technology last year helped the continued growth of renewable energy, according to a U.N.-backed report published Wednesday. Global energy-generating capacity from renewable sources rose by 115 gigawatts in 2012, compared with 105 gigawatts the previous year, the report by the Paris-based think tank REN21 ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA finalizes 2012 renewable fuel standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized the 2012 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS2). EPA continues to support greater use of renewable fuels within the transportation sector every year through the RFS2 program, which encourages innovation, strengthens American energy security, and ...

  • Renewed call for the removal of fossil-fuel subsidies

    A coalition of governments are calling for the phase-out of subsidies to fossil fuels in the lead-up to a major climate conference in Paris. A group of eight countries known as the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform released ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA to allow 15 percent renewable fuel in gasoline

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the first applications for registration of ethanol for use in making gasoline that contains up to 15 percent ethanol – known as E15. Ethanol is a renewable fuel that can be mixed with gasoline. For over 30 years ethanol has been blended into gasoline, but the law limited it to 10 percent by volume for use in gasoline-fueled vehicles. ...

  • Renewable Fuel Standard, corn and the farm economy

    The recent proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to lower the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets for biofuels will damage farmers and the rural economy. The RFS calls for increasing amounts of biofuels to be produced each year. This is the first time since the RFS went into effect that the EPA has lowered the requirement, and it reduces the total target by an astounding 16 ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Nationwide Renewable Fuels Standard Begins Saturday

    WASHINGTON, DC, August 30, 2007 (ENS) - The nation's first renewable fuels standard, RFS, program is set to take effect on Saturday, September 1. Authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the program will require all motor vehicle fuels to contain an escalating percentage of ethanol, biodiesel or other fuels made from renewable sources. The program grants credit for both renewable fuels ...

  • BC takes action with renewable fuel regulation

    Ottawa, ON: British Columbia’s leadership in moving towards low-carbon fuels was confirmed this week with the publishing of new regulations requiring 5% renewable content in gasoline and diesel fuel supplied in the province by 2010. The regulation is a significant step towards B.C.’s goal of reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions by 33 per cent below 2007 levels by 2020. The ...


    By Waterfall Group

  • EPA Proposes Increases in Renewable Fuel Levels

    Today the EPA announced proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and also proposed volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2017. The proposal would boost renewable fuel production and provide for ambitious yet responsible growth over multiple years, supporting future expansion of the biofuels industry. “This ...

  • Philadelphia Renewable Bio-Fuels Facility Public Opening

    Mayor Michael Nutter, Synagro Technologies President and CEO, Eric Zimmer and  other local officials hosted a public opening and tour of the Philadelphia Renewable Bio-Fuels Facility on Friday, May 9 at 3:00 p.m., at 7800 Penrose Ferry Road, Philadelphia, PA 19153. “I’m proud to participate in the public opening and tour of this modern, eco-friendly facility,” said Mayor ...


    By Synagro Technologies, Inc.

  • Fossil fuel and renewable energy subsidies on the rise

    Total subsidies for renewable energy stood at $66 billion in 2010, but are still dwarfed by the total value of global fossil fuel subsidies estimated at between $775 billion and more than $1 trillion in 2012, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Although the total subsidies for renewable ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • EPA Announces Final 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards

    On August 6, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed its belated final rule establishing the 2013 renewable volume obligations (RVO) for the four fuel categories that are part of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program under the Clean Air Act (CAA): cellulosic biofuel; biomass-based diesel; advanced biofuel; and total renewable fuel. These standards apply to all ...


    By Acta Group

  • Propel Fuels Launches Nation's First Volume Rebate Program for Renewable Fuels

    Propel Fuels (www.propelfuels.com), a leading retailer of clean, renewable fuels, today launched the nation's first volume rebate program for renewable fuels. In a time when high fuel prices are impacting operating budgets for businesses across the country, Propel's Volume Rebate Program (VRP) offers ...


  • US government to raise renewable fuel quota sharply

    The amount of ethanol and biodiesel Americans burn in their cars and trucks is increasing by law. The 2008 renewable fuels standard will be raised to 7.76 percent, up by two-thirds on the current standard of 4.66 percent to comply with the new energy bill enacted late last year. The increase is in response to the Energy Independence and Security Act, which President George W. Bush ...

  • EPA Announces 2008 Renewable Fuels Standard

    Today, the EPA is setting a new renewable fuels standard (RFS) of 4.66 percent to meet the 2005 Energy Policy Act's mandate that at least 5.4 billion gallons of renewable fuels be blended into transportation gasoline in 2008. Based on the standard, each party determines the minimum volume of renewable fuel that it must ensure is used in its motor vehicle fuel. The standard for 2007 was 4.02 ...

  • Renewable energy will grow - but fossil fuels will still dominate

    World energy use projected to grow 49 percent between 2007 and 2035. Rapid growth is projected for renewables, but fossil fuels will continue to provide most of the world’s energy under current ...

  • AP Renewable Fuel Story One-Sided, Misguided

    National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in response to a recent story by the Associated Press that blames biofuels for causing environmental harm: “The story blames biofuels for the reduced acres in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). What it neglects to mention is that Congress reduced CRP by roughly seven million acres in the 2008 Farm Bill ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • BIO Welcomes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard Rules

    The Renewable Fuel Standard continues to ensure that the U.S. fuel market will be open to advanced and cellulosic biofuels as producers ramp up production. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of proposed RFS rules and volume projections for 2013: “This is a pivotal year for cellulosic and advanced biofuels. ...

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