BIOFUELS: An analysis of federal data shows that ethanol plants produce twice as many carbon emissions per gallon of fuel capacity than oil refineries, in part the result of a history of industry-friendly federal regulation. (Reuters) ALSO:• Though ethanol is only mentioned three times in the new federal climate law, the industry stands to benefit […]
BIOFUELS: Corn-based ethanol may be worse for the climate than gasoline while also converting grasslands and forests into cropland, according to a new study from a University of Wisconsin researcher. (Inside Climate News) TRANSMISSION: Wisconsin is the latest Midwest state to consider legislation that would give incumbent utilities the right to build long-range transmission projects […]
A German bioenergy company’s reboot would make ethanol and renewable natural gas, though questions remain about its life-cycle climate and environmental impacts.
Supporters say the concept has the potential to accelerate emission reductions in transportation and agriculture.
Midwest Energy News will not be published Monday, June 20, for the Juneteenth holiday. Thanks for reading, and we’ll be back Tuesday. UTILITIES: Columbus, Ohio’s NAACP chapter, along with city and elected officials, question why AEP disconnected power this week in many low-income and neighborhoods of color; the utility says it was a necessary last […]