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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
  • Oklahoma Court Rejects Yet Another Flawed Challenge to the Proposed Clean Power Plan

    Oklahoma Court Rejects Yet Another Flawed Challenge to the Proposed Clean Power Plan
    The Clean Power Plan has now won a second round in court ? before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finished writing it. The federal district court for the Northern District of Oklahoma rejected another premature challenge on Friday to the proposed standards for carbon pollution from existing fossil fuel power plants. The first […]
  • FERC, Grid Operator, Others File Supreme Court Briefs in Demand Response Case

    FERC, Grid Operator, Others File Supreme Court Briefs in Demand Response Case
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), a grid operator, states, and other parties just filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could decide whether Americans have access to low-cost, clean and reliable electricity. The case, EPSA v. FERC, revolves around demand response, a resource that helps keep prices low and the […]
  • The Mercury Standards, Post-Supreme Court ? Still in Effect, Still Protecting Americans

    The Mercury Standards, Post-Supreme Court ? Still in Effect, Still Protecting Americans
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) first proposed the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards back in 2011, at a news conference at Children?s Hospital with cheering children and families surrounding the speakers. They were cheering because the Mercury Standards were the single most important clean air measure of our generation ? designed to protect Americans […]
  • Urgency and Opportunity for Latino Leadership on Climate

    Urgency and Opportunity for Latino Leadership on Climate
    When I landed in Las Vegas last week, the weather was a broiling 108 degrees. Ouch. I braved the Las Vegas heat for one of the most inspiring convenings of Latino leaders in the country, the Annual Conference of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO). We had a chance to hear from established […]
  • Accelerating the Shift to More Efficient Trucks

    Accelerating the Shift to More Efficient Trucks
    By Tom Murray, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, Environmental Defense Fund Freight transportation is the work horse of the global economy, ensuring that the products consumers want get on the shelves where and when they want them. With 70 percent of U.S. goods being moved by truck, freight is a key source of U.S. fuel consumption […]
 
 
  • Awake at the Wheel
  • ?Pic your Ride? Photo Contest ? 2015 Winners

    ?Pic your Ride? Photo Contest ? 2015 Winners
    Pure horsepower was on display at Propel in January. Thanks for sharing your stories, and your pics – we are proud to have you as our customers. This contest went far bigger than we expected, so we?re giving away 2X … Continue reading
  • ?Pic your ride? Photo Contest ? Propel Fuels

    ?Pic your ride? Photo Contest ? Propel Fuels
    For those who love horsepower, we designed a Propel cap just for you. Claim your cap by uploading a pic of your ride to our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/propelfuels. The 20 top pics will win a limited edition Propel flat … Continue reading
  • Volkswagen unveils a rugged Golf Alltrack TDI

    Volkswagen unveils a rugged Golf Alltrack TDI
    The new VW Golf SportWagen (which is replacing the Jetta SportWagen) was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in the souped-up Alltrack edition. It’s not only the angular, more masculine lines that differentiate the Alltrack from its less adventure-oriented SportWagen sibling. … Continue reading
  • More diesels, please! Chrysler ramps up Ram 1500 EcoDiesel production

    More diesels, please! Chrysler ramps up Ram 1500 EcoDiesel production
    As we mentioned a few months ago, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was named Motor Trend’s “Truck of the Year” thanks to its super efficiency and overall stellar performance. And people loved it. As the only half-ton pickup on the market sporting … Continue reading
  • Propel mobile app?now available for iPhone & Android

    Propel mobile app?now available for iPhone & Android
     Use the app to find Propel Flex Fuel E85 & Biodiesel locations and daily pricing. Access these features for Apple and Android phones today. Price Check: Find today’s prices and save Locator Map: Discover locations & driving directions Vehicle Check: … Continue reading
  • 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
  • Energy Awards Offers 7 Entry Tips from Judges

    Energy Awards Offers 7 Entry Tips from Judges
    Early Bird Deadline for the energy awards from Energy Manager Today arrives July 29. Awards prove to potential customers, existing clients, investors and other stakeholders the worth of your product or the project you implemented. Writing a tight, informative entry for the energy awards, being precise about why your product or project deserves recognition as […]
  • Improving Industrial Processes by Adopting a Renewable Approach

    Improving Industrial Processes by Adopting a Renewable Approach
    The manufacturing industry is in constant need of innovation to survive ? and many are not aware of the limitless potentials surrounding the crucial need for eco-friendly approaches within industrial manufacturing. Sustainable thinking must be implemented at all levels of the organization to address inefficiencies throughout all our systems, especially when it comes to the […]
  • Railway Company Settles Clean Water Act Violations

    Railway Company Settles Clean Water Act Violations
    Pan Am Railways has agreed to settle EPA allegations that it violated the federal Clean Water Act at two of its railyards operating in Waterville, Maine, and East Deerfield, Massachusetts. The company has agreed to pay a fine of $152,000 to resolve the violations. According to allegations in a complaint filed by the EPA this […]
  • Largest US Companies Pledge $140bn to Cut Carbon Footprint

    Largest US Companies Pledge $140bn to Cut Carbon Footprint
    Apple, Coca-Cola, Walmart and PepsiCo are among the 13 of the largest companies in the US that have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. The companies have announced a combined total of $140 billion in new low-carbon investments, in addition to ambitious, company-specific goals to cut emissions as much as 50 percent, reduce […]
  • $859M Savings on Water, Energy Available with Performance Contracting

    $859M Savings on Water, Energy Available with Performance Contracting
    Western states? public schools and governments can save $859 million annually by using performance contracting to implement water management and energy conservation measures, according to a market study by Western Resource Advocates and McKinstry. The report, Tapping the Power of the Market: Financial, Energy and Water Savings, and New Revenue Streams through Performance Contracting in […]