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Donald Trump targets Ted Cruz over ethanol, ties to Big Oil

Trump: "If Ted Cruz Is Against Ethanol, How Does He Win In Iowa?"

So far, Ted Cruz has been spared Donald Trump's attacks against his Republican opponents. Now, the gloves are off on the topic of ethanol.

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Ethanol industry claims victory as McCain withdraws amendment against blender pump subsidies

The ethanol industry is claiming victory with its stoppage of John McCain's (R-AZ) amendment to an agriculture appropriations bill that would've prevented the government from subsidizing E85 blender pumps.

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John McCain gives ethanol blender pump subsidies a big 'no'

Back in April, the Obama administration announced that it will offer incentives to gasoline stations that install E85 (a fuel consisting of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline) blender pumps. This proposal, according to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, was put forth in an effort to get 10,000 additional E85 pumps in

A miracle of another sort; after Senate ethanol vote, WSJ suggests lobbyists turn to EVs

In a remarkable vote earlier this week, the U.S. Senate voted to end ethanol subsidies which total about $6 billion each year. It's great progress to see our lawmakers finally bringing some pragmatic fiscal and environmental common sense to the rag tag elements of transport energy policy.

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Senate approves amendment to end ethanol subsidies

Just days ago, we reported that the United States Senate rejected an amendment that would have put an end to the the $6 billion in tax breaks and subsidies for producers of corn-based ethanol. Now, we're here to convey the message that the Senate actually approved the amendment.

Report: Senate approves amendment to end ethanol subsidies

Just days ago, we reported that the United States Senate rejected an amendment that would have put an end to the the $6 billion in tax breaks and subsidies for producers of corn-based ethanol. Now, we're here to convey the message that the Senate actually approved the a

Senate shoots down proposal to end ethanol subsidies

Earlier today, the United States Senate rejected an amendment that would have put an end to the $6 billion in tax breaks and subsidies for producers of corn-based ethanol.

USDA chief: Don't like ethanol? Too bad, since the industry "has pretty much been built"

Is all of the political fighting over ethanol subsidies kind of a moot point? Not entirely, but arguing over the role the biofuel will play in America in the future might be. This is the take from USDA chief economist Joe Glauber, who told Sebastian Blanco

Newt Gingrich's support for ethanol subsidies brings out the knives at WSJ

There is apparently no official Republican position on ethanol subsidies. The other day, the party's 2008 presidential nominee, John McCain, said that "Agriculture subsidies are outrageous today. Ethanol is a joke." Then, one of the people hoping to be the party's 2012 nominee, came out in strong support for subsidies for ethanol made from corn. Speaking in Iowa, Gingrich also said that the Wall Street Journal

John McCain says ethanol is "a joke"

I think there may be efficiencies there. ... But we've got to take on some of the sacred cows, Bob. Well, agriculture subsidies are outrageous today. Ethanol is a joke. And it's a multi-billion-dollar spending agri-- at all egg subsidies, sugar subsidies, all this thing. They have to examine. The post office, a model of inefficiency, horse and buggies and the days of-- of-- when internets and communications of-- basically are-- are replacing it more and more. We have to go after the sa

Vinod Khosla speaks out against corn ethanol subsidies

Venture capitalist and biofuel supporter Vinod Khosla wrote, "The time has now come for us to stop subsidizing corn ethanol" arguing that "subsidies should be a short-term, and not a permanent measure, used for five to seven years after a technology first starts scaling in order to allow it to transition down the cost curve until it can compete on its own merits." Khosla's column, titled "Time to Move

Automakers, suppliers lobby Washington to promote green efforts

It doesn't matter which party is in power in Washington (or state capitals, for that matter), companies that are spending billions of dollars to develop new products and technologies will spend at least a fraction of that amount to lobby politicians for policies that give them a leg up in the market. That's just what Ford, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and countless others are doing when it comes to "green vehicle" technology.

Report: U.S. House Committee considers 20% reduction in ethanol subsidy

Refiners and blenders pocket 45 cents for every gallon of ethanol blended with gasoline. The subsidy, courtesy of the U.S. government, helps the industry stay afloat amidst the dwindling demand for gasoline and increasing costs of ethanol production. It's been argued that,

Report: U.S. House Committee considers 20% reduction in ethanol subsidy

Refiners and blenders pocket 45 cents for every gallon of ethanol blended with gasoline. The subsidy, courtesy of the U.S. government, helps the industry stay afloat amidst the dwindling demand for gasoline and increasing costs of ethanol production. It's been argued that,

Kansas newspapers calls for end to ethanol subsidy

It's no secret that ethanol is a controversial fuel. There are numerous arguments against the use of corn-derived alcohol as a fuel, both economic and environmental. The federal and some state governments have been subsidizing corn ethanol production for many years, but the 2007 energy bill mandated a huge increase in production of both corn and cellulosic ethanol.

Corn ethanol subsidies getting the pro/con debate in Kansas

The debate over corn ethanol, and the federal government's strong support for the biofuel, is being debated across the U.S. Everything from the potential cost for damaged fuel systems to the possible Federal push for E15 is in the news. The discussion has even hit deep into corn country, whe

Minnesota auditor calls for an end to ethanol subsidies

As one of the biggest corn-producing states in the country, Minnesota has long had a vested interest in promoting ethanol. Governor Pawlenty has called for raising the blend of ethanol in standard pump gasoline from the current 10 percent to at least 20 percent. However, not everyone in Minnesota is sold on the idea of supporting ethanol production. Minnesota's Legislative Auditor's office is calling on the state to stop subsidizing ethanol production. The state has spent $93 million on the paym