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Trump to lift ban on higher-ethanol gasoline ahead of November elections

'Shot in the arm' for farmers harmed by tariff war with China

'Shot in the arm' for farmers harmed by tariff war with China

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Clinton not looking to replace ethanol standard, despite talks

Clinton spokesperson says she is, 'committed to getting the RFS back on track.'

Don't worry, Iowa.

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US House: cars are cleaner, so we should use less ethanol

A new House bill proposes decreasing the ethanol fuel-blend mandate.

The minimum requirements for ethanol levels in the US are getting more difficult to reach because cars today getting better fuel economy.

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EPA proposes small increase of ethanol in fuel supply

Will it blend? That is the question.

For 2017, EPA calls for 18.11 billion gallons of biofuel to be mixed in gasoline and diesel. But it shouldn't affect you at the pump.

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USDA will install a lot of new biofuel pumps in the US

More Than 5,000 New Pumps Planned

USDA announces plan to nearly double the number of biofuel pumps across the country with $100 million in grants to match state-level and private funding.

In Iowa, Hillary Clinton says ethanol holds promise

'We Have Just Begun To Explore What We Can Do.'

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton says ethanol holds great promise for automobiles and aviation.

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The tricky business of octane, power, and MPG

Higher octane gas can allow for improved engine efficiency, but actually making such a widespread change in the US looks rather tricky.

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Obama administration wants lower ethanol levels

RFS Update Would Drop Ethanol Level By 4B Gallons This Year

A proposal from the Obama administration would lower the 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard level to the amount actually used last year, and goes up from there.

Potential opponents criticize Scott Walker's changing views on ethanol UPDATE

Just one of many flip-flops, the change of heart that potential Republican Presidential candidate Scott Walker had on ethanol mandates is drawing attention from his opponents.

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Two US Senators want to remove corn ethanol from gasoline supply

Biodiesel, Cellulosic Viewed As Better Alternative

California, Pennsylvania senators reach across the aisle to propose an anti-corn-ethanol bill.

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EPA: 2014 renewable fuel standards 'significantly delayed'

Biofuel Producers Get Happy, Frustrated

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not going to decide just yet how much biofuel to add to the national fuel supply in the future. Last year, the EPA said, for the first time ever, that it might reduce the biofuel component in American gas, but is now saying that the 2014 standards rule will b

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Republican control of Congress could affect US biofuel policy, Uber and Lyft

To Be Sure, The Future Is Unclear

Green transportation issues were not at the top of this year's midterm elections in the US, but the sweeping Republican victories – and probably new Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell – could affect at least some aspects of how we get around without using as many resources as we used to.

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RFA tells DOE to get with the E85 program already

As is its job, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) continues to bang the drum of what it says is a stacked deck against alternative fuels like ethanol. Earlier this month it took on Big Oil. Now, it's the US Department of Energy (DOE). Go big or go home, huh?

Recharge Wrap-up: Control Tesla Model S from your wrist, NASCAR's E15 milestone

More Toyota Hybrid Battery Production; Pennsylvania Keeps Incentives

Tesla Model S owners can now control their car with Android Wear. A new, free app for the Android wrist devices, called Tesla Command, allows the user to control car functions such as the locks, horn, and sunroof from outside the vehicle. The developer promises more features are coming soon. Watch the video John Beltz Snyder

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US senators want to know if oil companies are blocking ethanol

Earlier, we mentioned the Renewable Fuels Association's report that most major oil companies are blocking the ethanol blends E15 and E85 from their gas stations. John Beltz Snyder

Recharge Wrap-up: Big Oil fails at renewable fuel, scientists study air with EVs, plug-in Panamera sales

Nissan may bring Leaf to India

Big Oil companies help keep renewable fuels out of your tank, a new report shows. No surprise there, right? The Renewable Fuels Association published a report card grading the country's largest retail gasoline chains on fuel offerings like E85 and E15. The report

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Missouri becomes 13th state to offer E15

At the end of the month, Missouri will begin to allow the sale of the controversial E15 fuel. Currently, most available gasoline is sold as a blend with up to 10 percent ethanol. Missouri will become the 13th s

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AMA points to EPA document to prove ethanol damages small engines

The fight over converting the national supply of gasoline from a maximum 10-percent ethanol blend (known as E10) to E15 have quieted down somewhat when it comes to passenger cars. For other applications - like "motorcycles and nonroad products" - the stru

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Look Before You Pump warnings popping up at ethanol stations

Some of the largest retailers in the US are trying to inject either a little good sense or paranoia into part of their customer base. Lowe's, Walmart and True Value are putting out written warnings about the dangers of filling up non-light-duty-vehicle engines with fuel that contains a higher ethanol blend. It's all part of a campaign backed by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), which represents 100 small-engine, utility vehicle and outdoo

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Vets group says EPA should stand up to Big Oil, stand up for US military

Hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for the US Environmental Protection Agency to issue its final ruling on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Over 110,000 signatures were collected by the group VoteVets.org (often politic

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