AnimalAgCast Goes Solar with Dairy

Joanna Schroeder

On this week’s AnimalAgCast, Lizzy Schultz spoke with Peter Gallo, a third-generation farmer and cheesemaker at Joseph Gallo Farms, a dairy farm in the San Joaquin Valley of California. The operation has been a pioneer in sustainable farming practices and recently made headlines following the decision to install a new 2 megawatt (MW) solar array to supply renewable energy on-site. …

Animal AgCast, audio, Dairy, Renewable Energy

Presidential Hopeful Huckabee: Energy as Weapon

Joanna Schroeder

The CNN Republican Presidential Candidates debate from Las Vegas this week was focused entirely on national security issues, but the word biofuels was actually uttered by one of the candidates who put forth the idea of using energy as a weapon. “We ought to be challenging not only Russia, but the Iranians and the Saudis, on the point of energy,” …

audio, Biofuels, politics, Renewable Energy

Trump and Cruz Talk Ethanol in Iowa

Joanna Schroeder

During an appearance at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Friday, Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump talked about his support for ethanol and how his primary rival in the state, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, supports oil. “He’s got to come a long way because he’s right now for the oil,” Trump said. “If Ted Cruz is against ethanol, how …

audio, Ethanol, politics, Renewable Energy

Growth Energy Reacts Positively to Improved #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

Growth Energy reacted positively to the improved and final renewable volume obligation numbers (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) released by the EPA during a press call. On the call, Tom Buis, Growth Energy co-chairman, said that on behalf of its members, Growth was specifically pleased that the RVOs have been finalized after such a long delay and that …

audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, Renewable Energy

EPA Releases Final RFS RVOs

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a media call to announce the final volume requirements (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard program for 2014, 2015 and 2016. The EPA also discussed the final RVOs for biomass-based diesel for 2014-2017. On the call was Janet McCabe, acting Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation who noted, technologies for …

agribusiness, audio, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Renewable Energy

ARF Releases Candidate Midterm Report Card

Joanna Schroeder

America’s Renewable Future (ARF) released a 2016 Presidential Candidate midterm report card today during a press call putting candidates into three categories: good, needs work and bad. Scores were based on the candidates’ support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and ethanol in particular. Candidates who received good grades included Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump (who is visiting an ethanol plant …

audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, Renewable Energy

Poll: African Americans Back Climate Action, Clean Energy

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new poll released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and GREEN FOR ALL, two-thirds of African Americans believe global warming is a serious problem and want more action to curb its effects. This group also supports the Clean Power Plan (CPP), finalized in August, as a tool to address the climate crisis while 83 percent …

audio, Electricity, Environment, Renewable Energy

New Poll Shows Iowa Voters Support RFS, Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

The results of a new poll released today find that a majority of caucus-goers from both political parties would be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who supports the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and biofuels, specifically ethanol. The poll also found that 61 percent of Republicans and 76 percent of Democrats would be more likely to support a …

audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, politics, Renewable Energy

Ethanol Celebrates Decade of RFS Success

Cindy Zimmerman

August 8, 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) containing the original Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) being signed into law by President George W. Bush. In this “Ethanol Report” interview, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen recounts the success of the RFS over the past decade and how it has changed energy, …

audio, Ethanol, Renewable Energy, RFA

Fuels America’s RFS Call Sets Record Straight

Joanna Schroeder

Fuels America held a press conference today to counter attacks on ethanol by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and to provide comments in advance of the Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing tomorrow, “Re-examining EPA’s Management of the Renewable Fuel Standard Program,” that will be focused on examining EPA’s management of the RFS. Participating in the Fuels America press call were  Cal …

agribusiness, audio, Ethanol, Renewable Energy