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Iowa ethanol lobby starts 2016 campaign to regain influence

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, backed by state corn-grower and renewable-fuels associations and the Washington-based biofuels lobby Growth Energy, on Thursday formed America’s Renewable Future, to make the Renewable Fuels Standard an issue in the 2016 race.
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Oil group: Biofuel delay risks gas price swings

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The federal government is already seven months late in setting biofuel quotas for 2014, with the risk that tardiness will translate into volatile gasoline prices, the oil industry’s leading trade group said Wednesday.
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, questions a witness during a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

GOP senator: Obama set to give big gift to Big Oil

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Unless President Barack Obama wants to give a big gift to “Big Oil,” he needs to personally intervene in a fight over the nation’s renewable fuels policy, a Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said Tuesday.
A handful of corn is shown before it is processed at the Tall Corn Ethanol plant in Coon Rapids, Iowa. (AP file photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Feds to get earful on renewable fuels

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A summit Thursday on the nation’s renewable fuels policy is set to draw a crush of farmers, politicians, engineers and oil industry lobbyists all eager to criticize an Obama administration plan to slash federal biofuels quotas.
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Biofuels battle isn’t over yet (video)

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A leading biofuels backer says oil industry scare tactics prompted the Obama administration to slash renewable fuel targets for next year.
A handful of corn is shown before it is processed at the Tall Corn Ethanol plant in Coon Rapids, Iowa. (AP file photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Feds slash ethanol mandate for gasoline in nod to oil industry

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The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed cutting the amount of renewable fuels that petroleum producers would be required to blend into gasoline and diesel next year, the first time the agency has lowered its annual target.
Drivers and a man pushing a lawnmower line up at a gas station in San Jose, Calif., in March 1974. The Arab oil embargo that began in October 1973 kicked off a severe recession from November 1973 through March 1975. (AP photo)

Military and business leaders urge US to end oil’s fuel monopoly

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In a report issued Tuesday, former U.S. military leaders, cabinet secretaries and business leaders recommend ways the United States can pare America’s vulnerability to oil price hikes, by giving alternatives a chance to compete with gasoline and ending “oil’s virtual monopoly as a transportation fuel.”
Sugarcane is harvested in Brazil for BP's Tropical ethanol plant, part of BP's biofuels expansion in the South American country. (Marc Morrison/BP)

API asks feds to reconsider 2013 biofuel quotas

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Oil companies are asking the Obama administration to reconsider renewable fuel quotas for the year that they said were “unrealistic.”
A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner taxis to a gate at O'Hare International Airport. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

United planes to fly on advanced biofuel

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United Airlines on Tuesday announced it has committed to buy at least 15 million gallons of renewable jet fuel for use on flights out of its Los Angeles hub, marking a potentially major breakthrough in the commercial aviation industry’s quest to pare carbon dioxide emissions.
Corn is unloaded from trucks into the grain elevator at the Mid Missouri Energy ethanol plant in Malta Bend, Missouri. (Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg)

API: Federal renewable fuel mandate causes more emissions

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A federal mandate for renewable fuels is doing nothing to slash greenhouse gas emissions, according to the oil industry’s biggest trade group.