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Two world leaders talk biofuels

Two world leaders talked biofuels in unusual circumstances recently… Remember when Fidel Castro phoned in to the Hugo Chavez Radio show? “Hello presidente? This is presidente“  That was surprising enough, to add to the excitement, they spent a chunk of time talking about biofuel. I’ve come across a transcript (my Spanish extends to Hello and two […]

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State of the Nation

I’m going to be asleep when George W Bush gives his State of the Union speech tonight. Time zones, not delivery. So to give you the opportunity of seeing how many no brainers I got wrong the other day, here’s a link to c-span which should show the State of the Union speech live. There […]

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What do you think is the best way to get the US and Australian governments to make serious progress in using biofuels?

I ask the question because I’m sitting in the middle of an exchange on an Australian forum about biofuels, and they’re looking for ways of engaging the media and government in the biofuels story. Have you got any thoughts or ideas? I’d love to know. You can see the thread, but you’ll have to join […]

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Sen Obama talks Biofuels

Senator Barak Obama, of Illinois has ventured on to the world of myspace with his own podcast and transcript  to talk about the President (generally pretty shoddy effort, must do better) and more interestingly about biofuels (a good thing). Here’s a taster

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Kansas Govenor to urge US corn biofuel solution

Kansas’ Govenor. Kathleen Sebelius says she will join other govenors in urging Congress to adopt a national energy policy and user the writing of a new farm bill to boos the production and sale biofuels, according to ECOtality blog. Sebelius wasn’t specific about her plans, saying her proposals still are being developed. She also said […]

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Proposition 87 one last time

I’ve just come across this Proposition 87 post-mortem on R-squared, from Robert Rapier. He’s a pretty thoughtful chap and gives his views about why proposition 87, the Californian plan to tax fuel companies and us the money to set up an organisation to fund biofuels failed at the polls last week… worth a look for […]

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California’s biofuel position after the mid-term elections

Biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel took a knock in the recent mid-term elections with the defeat of Proposition 87 in California. This was a plan to tax California’s oil producers and use the money to fund alternative energy. The idea was also to cut gasoline consumption by 25% in the state, it was to be […]

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World Energy Outlook 2006

World Energy Outlook to 2006

Biodiesel and to a greater extent bioethanol will play a larger roll in the world’s fuel mix by 2030… that’s the good news the bad news is that increasing use will produce greater conflict with existing uses for the; and alternatives like lingocellulose face considerable technical hurdles. That’s not my view, it’s the International Energy […]

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US Bioethanol legislation rounded up for 2006

It’s getting to that time of year again, when we start looking back, rounding things up and Compiling lists, and one of the most useful of these was produced recently by the US National Biodiesel Board in its round-up of biofuels legislation passed at state level across the US through September 2006. Technorati Tags: America, […]

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Tax breaks and biofuels

Bioethanol and biodiesel cost the US taxpayer between $5.5bn and $7.5bn in tax breaks, are ruining the countryside and storing up trouble for the future, according to

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