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Obama and Lula spoke about the tariff

Last week end Presidents Lula (Brazil) and Obama  (US) met and had a conversation, According to the ICTSD, Brazil’s Lula pressed Obama on Doha and on the US tariff policy for Brazilian ethanol  this is ICTSD’s take on the conversation The leaders also discussed ethanol production, which Obama acknowledgedhad been “a source of tension between […]

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Obama wants to double renewables production

Over on Greentech media, there’s a piece about Obama wanting to double renewable energy production and make public buildings more energy efficient,  create three million new jobs. Through his Recovery and Reinvestment Plan with strategic investments as a down payment on long term economic future.Hopefully, he won’t have any technological favourites when it comes to […]

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There’s a plan!

The US National Biodiesel Research and Development Board has plan for Biofuels. Published two days ago…it will be interesting to see if it changes much after January…. in the light of Obama’s victory in the polls last night.

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Listen to Barak Obama’s take on biofuels

You can hear Barak Obama talking about biofuels on Good fuels. 

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Why is Obama pro corn ethanol and McCain anti?

Those of you who have been following the biofuel positions of the two candidates McCain and Obama in the forthcoming US presidential elections may have wondered why the two men have taken the positions that they have. Ron Way examines the strange politics king makers in corn ethanol country in MinnPost.com. I guess it comes […]

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A little on prices and speculation

There’s an interesting piece on the effects of speculation on prices in the oil and corn markets in the US over on Donklephant, which is talking about Obama’s Plan to Address Energy Trading. It is all right blaming the speculators in both markets, but if you take a position in a commodity then you have […]

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Obama and McCain edge closer on biofuels

Obama and McCain are edging closer on biofuels policy as the campaign to become the next president of the US runs on, according to Reuters today. 

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Iowa Caucus and the winner’s policies

I know when I’m not an expert, and while I find American politics fascinating from a distance like the mating ritual of the Capercaillie its not something that I’d claim any kind of expertise in. So I’d recommend having a look at what John Davis has to say about yesterday’s Iowa Primary in Domestic Fuel. […]

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Ethanol is niether the perfect nor permanent answer to our energy challenge

But the truth is, corn ethanol is neither the perfect nor the permanent answer to our energy challenge. There are legitimate economic and ecological concerns about an over-reliance on corn-based ethanol. And even if we double or triple its production, it won’t replace even a tenth of our demand for gasoline. That’s why we must […]

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25X25 comes a little closer

The US Senate passed a resolution aimed at producing 25% of the nation’s energy from renewable resources by 2025. (Hattip to the Bioconversion Blog). That’s great but

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