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  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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. ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • EPA Proposes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing the 2013 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS2). The proposal announced today will be open for a 45-day public comment period and EPA will consider feedback from a range of stakeholders before the proposal is finalized. EPA continues to support the use of ...

  • EPA proposes 2014 renewable fuel standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed for public comment the levels of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel as required by Congress under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Developed with input from the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture, the proposal seeks public input on annual volume requirements for renewable ...

  • More renewable fuel headed for your tank

    EPA is raising the 2008 renewable fuels standard (RFS), which determines how much non-petroleum fuel will power your vehicle, to 7.76 percent. The move is in response to the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), which President Bush signed in December. Last November, EPA announced a RFS of 4.66 percent, based on previous law, that mandated at least 5.4 billion gallons of renewable fuels ...

  • Impact of Fossil Fuel Subsidies on Renewable Energy

    The $548 billion USD that is paid annually in fossil fuel subsidies around the world is preventing a crucial transition to renewable energy sources. This is according to a new report released today from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA proposes 2011 renewable fuel standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed the 2011 percentage standards for the four fuels categories under the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program, known as RFS2. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) established the annual renewable fuel volume targets, reaching an overall level of 36 billion gallons in 2022. To achieve these volumes, EPA ...

  • Renewables can out-compete fossil fuels - study

    Dramatic falls in cost are making renewable energy increasingly competitive with fossil fuels in countries across the world according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Solar energy, for example, has already become cheaper than diesel generation in many situations, with clear benefits for communities far away from the electricity grid. Even so, renewable energy deployment ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Renewables outperform fossil fuels in Chile tender

    Last week Chile’s National Energy Commission awarded contracts for the supply of 1,200 gigawatt hours of energy to unregulated customers in Chile. Thirty-one companies competed for the 20-year contracts, with wind and solar projects going head-to-head on price with coal generation plant. As the winners were announced the results threw up some significant game changers which echo a new and ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Fluor Awarded Renewable Fuel Production Plant by Joule

    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by Joule to design and build a renewable fuel production facility in New Mexico. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2011. The facility is intended to test and scale up a process for the ...


    By Fluor Corporation

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