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If you are interested in the renewable energy sector then you need to stay current with the latest news, views and developments. The Wiser biofuels news email can help you do that. It delivers the most important news on the topic to your inbox every day so that you have the right information. The world uses more energy every year. As a result, the topics of energy production and the impact of that production on the environment are debated daily. For many people, biofuels are part of the solution. This is energy that is produced using plant or animal materials, so biofuels are a source of renewable energy. Examples include ethanol which is made from crops like corn, and biodiesel which is made from vegetable oils and liquid animal fats. They have become more popular and widely used, particularly during times of high oil prices. But they are not without their problems or critics, not least because of the cost of production. If biofuels news matters to you, sign up for the free, tailored email from Wiser today.

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Senate fast-tracks bill legalizing hemp as agriculture product
The Hill • Jordain Carney
Portugal is showing that ambitious renewable energy goals are within reach
Ars Technica • Megan Geuss
‘Secret’ EPA Biofuel Waivers Undercut Trump’s Pledge to Farmers
Bloomberg • Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Mario Parker
World Agrees to Cut Shipping Emissions 50 Percent by 2050
Inside Climate News • John H. Cushman, Jr.
Trump would support 15% year-round ethanol blend in US gasoline
Oil and Gas Journal
Pruitt's security blanket
Politico • Kelsey Tamborrino
President Trump Punts On Ethanol Decision
Forbes • Contributor, Robert Rapier
Britain says new biofuel targets will reduce diesel reliance
Reuters • Reuters Staff
BP, Petrobras form strategic alliance to explore joint projects in Brazil
Energy Business Review
US February ethanol exports reach record high of 218.7 million gallons
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
 
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Agriculture, Biofuels
Senate fast-tracks bill legalizing hemp as agriculture product
The HillJordain Carney
Legislation that would legalize hemp as an agricultural product is getting fast-tracked through the Senate. The bill, introduced last week by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), was placed on the Senate calendar on Monday. The procedural move, known as "Rule 14," allows...
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Biofuels, Hydropower
Portugal is showing that ambitious renewable energy goals are within reach
Ars TechnicaMegan Geuss
Portugal's energy system operator had some interesting news to share once March had closed out. It seems that even as Portugal's monthly energy consumption increased 9.7 percent compared to March 2017, the country produced enough renewable energy (just over 4,800 Gwh) to...
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Biofuels, Energy Regulation
‘Secret’ EPA Biofuel Waivers Undercut Trump’s Pledge to Farmers
BloombergJennifer A. Dlouhy, Mario Parker
Exemptions allow oil refineries to sidestep biofuel mandate Waivers are ‘backdoor attempt’ to destroy law: senators Even as President Donald Trump floats the idea of more ethanol sales, critics says moves by his Environmental Protection Agency would undercut the support to corn...
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Biofuels, Carbon Tax
World Agrees to Cut Shipping Emissions 50 Percent by 2050
Inside Climate NewsJohn H. Cushman, Jr.
The UN's International Maritime Organization has approved the world's first broad agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions from worldwide ocean shipping and said it hopes to phase them out entirely "as soon as possible in this century." The agency called the agreement,...
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Biofuels, Oil & Gas
Trump would support 15% year-round ethanol blend in US gasoline
Oil and Gas Journal
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Biofuels, Energy Policy
Pruitt's security blanket
PoliticoKelsey Tamborrino
With help from Anthony Adragna PRUITT'S SECURITY BLANKET: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has come under fire for his various ethics scandals — but current and former agency officials say he wasn't alone in some of the decisions. Instead, they say, Pruitt was...
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Biofuels
President Trump Punts On Ethanol Decision
ForbesContributor, Robert Rapier
This week President Trump tried to broker a deal between refiners and ethanol producers. After a deal failed to materialize, he tabled a decision and will revisit the issue in three months.
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Biofuels, Oil & Gas
Britain says new biofuel targets will reduce diesel reliance
ReutersReuters Staff
LONDON () - British biofuel targets coming into force this weekend will double the use of renewable fuels in the UK transport sector in 15 years and reduce reliance on imported diesel, the government said on Friday. The new targets, which take...
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Biofuels, Climate Change
BP, Petrobras form strategic alliance to explore joint projects in Brazil
Energy Business Review
BP announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding to explore areas of cooperation with Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras). Through this strategic alliance, Petrobras and BP have committed to exploring potential joint commercial agreements in areas of mutual interest in upstream, downstream,...
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Biofuels, Science
US February ethanol exports reach record high of 218.7 million gallons
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In Washington, the United States recorded the highest-ever monthly exports total for U.S. ethanol in February 2018 at 218.7 million gallons, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. February sales bring U.S. ethanol exports to nearly 768 million gallons thus...
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