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Suit Filed Against EPA's E15 Waiver

biofuels  coordinating research council  department of energy  e10  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel blends  over regulation  cars 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 9, 2010

API and a group of food and farm industry associations filed a lawsuit today with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit against the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) E15 waiver decision.

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New Program Supports Biofuels

biofuels  congress  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel blends  gasoline blends 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 21, 2010

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new multi-million dollar program to promote the production of and demand for biofuels. His announcement came on the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of E15, a fuel blend containing up to 15 percent ethanol.

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EPA and DOE: Ignoring the Science

coordinating research council  department of energy  domestic energy  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  ethanol blends  fuel  fuel blends  gasoline  over regulation  e20  emissions control equipment 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 14, 2010

Yesterday's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) E15 news release is a classic example of Washington obfuscation. Although it appears to explain the agency's reasons for approving a new fuel blend consisting of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol for 2007 and new vehicles, the news release very cleverly avoids many of the key considerations that should have been part of the E15 decision


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EPA Approves E15 Before Tests Are Complete

coordinating research council  domestic energy  e10  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  ethanol blends  fuel blends  gasoline  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 13, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today approved the use of E15, a fuel blend consisting of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol, for 2007 and newer vehicles. The announcement, which had been hinted at for several weeks, prompted observers to wonder whether the agency has put politics--and the mid-term election--before science. 

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E15: Politics or Science?

biofuels  domestic energy  e10  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel  fuel blends  gasoline  gasoline blends  ethanol in gasoline  growth energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 23, 2010

Here's a classic case of putting the cart before the horse, or in this case approving a new fuel before it's adequately tested. 

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Why the Rush to E15?

air quality  biofuels  clean air act  domestic energy  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  ethanol in gasoline  fuel  fuel blends  gasoline  gasoline blends  rhetoric vs reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 1, 2010

Why is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in such a hurry to grant a waiver allowing E15 to be sold in the marketplace?

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode - 115 E15 and Your Car

coordinating research council  department of energy  domestic energy  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  gasoline  fuel blend  vehicle emissions 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 18, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Al Jessel, co-chair of the Coordinating Research Council (CRC) about a plan being considered by the EPA which would raise the amount of ethanol in gasoline from 10 percent to 15 or 20 percent. Use the audio player below to listen to information about the article and follow along with the show notes. I hope you find the podcast informative. 

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The Ethanol Urban Myth

alternative energy  alternatives  diesel  e15  energy policy  energy reality  ethanol  fuel blend  blend wall  flexible fuel vehicles  house agriculture committee  house agriculture committee bioenergy forum 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 23, 2010

Last weekend I was having a very pleasant conversation with my neighbors when the subject turned to the oil spill and the need for alternative energy. One neighbor said, "The oil companies don't want us to use alternative energy so they've bought all of the best technologies.

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E15: Not Ready for Prime Time

e15  emissions  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel blends  gasoline blends  vehicle emissions 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 16, 2010

If you fill up your own gasoline tank, you've probably seen the signs on gasoline pumps that read: "This product may contain up to 10 percent ethanol."

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