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  • The Big Biofuels Blog
  • Biofuel prices and farewell

    Simon Robinson
    Biofuel prices and farewell
    ICIS has a series of price reports toassess biofuels markets globally. We now cover ETBE, biodiesel andfuel-grade ethanol prices in Europe, Asia, the USA and Latin America.  In addition to price reporting, ICIS also provides news coverage of the biofuels market.This will be the last entry in the blog for quite some time. I am […]
  • Pacific Ethanol

    Simon Robinson
    Pacific Ethanol
    Video from WSJ Marketline about Pacific Ethanol’s Plant in Stockton, California. Production at the Stockton was suspended in February.  It is now mothballed. Too much capacity, margins too thin, seem to be the story. This isn’t the first time that I’ve written about Pacific Ethanol. Bill Gates cut his holding in Pacific Ethanol back in […]
  • Greenpeace protests against Neste’s palm biofuel plans

    Simon Robinson
    Greenpeace protests against Neste’s palm biofuel plans
    Greenpeace is objecting to Neste’s plans to become the world’s largest consumer of plam oil as it ramps up biofuels production, according to a report on ICIS news. Disclosure (I work for ICIS. About ICIS) Neste disputes the pressure group’s claims that it will have an impact on  the level of deforestation in South East […]
  • 25×25 warns on restricting cellulosic biomass

    Simon Robinson
    25×25 warns on restricting cellulosic biomass
    25×25 a pressure group in the US is warning that some proposed legislation in the US could severely restrict the amount of cellulose available for biofuels in what is effectively a call for managed woodlands. I can see why the Waxman-Markley proposal wants to ensure that the forests are not completely denuded of trees or […]
  • California looks at emissions from crop to tail pipe and legislates

    Simon Robinson
    California looks at emissions from crop to tail pipe and legislates
    California’s newly adopted low-carbon fuel standard may mark the beginning of the end of ethanol, according to a report on Planet Ark. The new legislation examines the carbon impact from seed to tailpipe, which seems sensible. 
  • Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
  • How the Clean Power Plan Can Benefit Latino Communities

    How the Clean Power Plan Can Benefit Latino Communities
    Earlier this month, the United States announced a major step forward in addressing air quality concerns and climate change threats to Latinos.  I?m talking about the Clean Power Plan, which establishes the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from powerplants and places us on a path to heed Pope Francis?s call to protect our planet. […]
  • Legal Experts Affirm the Strong Legal Basis for the Clean Power Plan

    Legal Experts Affirm the Strong Legal Basis for the Clean Power Plan
    Like other major Clean Air Act standards protecting our climate and public health, the Clean Power Plan will likely be subject to numerous legal attacks. EPA has a long history of successfully defending its rules against such attacks ? and the Clean Power Plan is on similarly strong legal footing. Leading law enforcement officials, former […]
  • An Early Look at the Clean Power Plan in Six Charts

    An Early Look at the Clean Power Plan in Six Charts
    (This post was written by EDF?s Nicholas Bianco and Tomás Carbonell) On August 3rd, 2015, President Obama announced the Clean Power Plan ? a historic set of Clean Air Act standards that will finally put an end to the era of unlimited carbon pollution from America?s fossil fuel-fired power plants. Fossil fuel-fired power plants are […]
  • 3 Ways the Clean Power Plan Will Strengthen Our Economy

    3 Ways the Clean Power Plan Will Strengthen Our Economy
    (This post originally appeared on EDF Voices) On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Clean Power Plan, the first initiative of its kind to curb carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing U.S. power plants. By improving air quality, the plan promises to prevent 90,000 childhood asthma attacks and avoid up to 3,600 premature deaths […]
  • The Clean Power Plan: A ticket to the top

    The Clean Power Plan: A ticket to the top
    (This post originally appeared on EDF Voices) With the Environmental Protection Agency?s Clean Power Plan now final, the era of unlimited carbon pollution from America?s power plants is finally coming to an end. That?s excellent news, because climate change has put us in the race of our lives ? and the countries that move the fastest toward clean energy […]
 
 
  • Green
  • Follow Our Environmental Coverage

    Follow Our Environmental Coverage
    Where to find continuing coverage of the environment at The Times.
  • An Addendum

    An Addendum
    Some longtime contributors to the Green blog will now be posting to the Caucus and Bits blogs instead, and they can be followed on Twitter.
  • A Blog?s Adieu

    A Blog?s Adieu
    The New York Times is discontinuing the Green blog but plans to press on with aggressive energy and environment coverage.
  • Q and A: The Angry Economist

    Q and A: The Angry Economist
    Because of its natural gas boom, the United States is ahead of Europe in fixing climate change, the Oxford economist Dieter Helm argues.
  • A Snapshot of Drilling on a Park?s Margins

    A Snapshot of Drilling on a Park?s Margins
    A photographer seeks to drive home the proximity of fracking to Glacier National Park.
  • Environmental Leader
  • Capitalizing on a Low-Carbon Future

    Capitalizing on a Low-Carbon Future
    Speaking to leaders in corporate environmental and sustainability departments, I?ve found most organizations are focused on sustainability as an operational issue. They prioritize carbon disclosure and decarbonization of their operations, and are measuring and addressing the carbon footprints of their supply chains and products. Despite the social and environmental value of their sustainability efforts, these […]
  • Xcel Energy ?On Track? to 30% Carbon Footprint Reduction by 2020

    Xcel Energy ?On Track? to 30% Carbon Footprint Reduction by 2020
    Xcel Energy says it?s the first US utility to verify and register all of its greenhouse gas emissions data with The Climate Registry for seven consecutive years. The company?s emissions reporting validates Xcel Energy?s more than 20 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in the last decade. Xcel Energy achieved Climate Registered status by successfully […]
  • Wanted: Recycling, Reuse Tenants for New [re]Manufacturing Hub

    Wanted: Recycling, Reuse Tenants for New [re]Manufacturing Hub
    The city of Austin, Texas is accepting letters of interest from potential recycling and reuse industry tenants interested in locating at Austin?s [re]Manufacturing Hub. Located on redeveloped land owned by Austin Resource Recovery, this new industrial park aims to become a home for the local circular economy that will attract, retain and grow zero-waste businesses. […]
  • LLamasoft Aims to Eliminate Supply Chain ?Data Gaps?

    LLamasoft Aims to Eliminate Supply Chain ?Data Gaps?
    Sustainable supply chain software company LLamasoft has partnered with three supply chain companies ? Transplace, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium and Xeneta ? to provide increasingly detailed data to its modeling customers. Transplace, a 3PL and supply chain technology company and long-term LLamasoft partner, increased engagement with LLamasoft customers by providing intra-Mexico benchmark truckload rate data. […]
  • Do Carbon Offsets Actually Increase Emissions?

    Do Carbon Offsets Actually Increase Emissions?
    A study released by the Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI) has revealed serious issues with the environmental integrity of carbon credit issued under Joint Implementation (JI). According to the review, about three-quarters of the carbon credits issued under JI may have actually increased emissions by about 600 million metric tons. JI enables countries with emission reduction […]