December 23, 2011
by Nathanael Greene
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How to make the end of 2011 and the corn ethanol tax credit the beginning of real alterantives to oil

Nathanael Greene, Director of Renewable Energy Policy, New York City
Americans want the U.S. to lead the world in renewable energy, but these are screwy times in our nation’s capital. Some people are trying to turn clean, renewabl… Continue reading

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December 23, 2011
by Sasha Lyutse
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Out with the old, in with the new; bidding farewell to the corn ethanol tax credit

Sasha Lyutse, Policy Analyst, New York
I turn 30 this weekend. That means that for my whole life, the corn ethanol industry has been receiving federal subsidies. From the Energy Tax Act of 1978, which gave ethanol its first tax exemptio… Continue reading

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June 7, 2011
by Sasha Lyutse
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RFA makes more exaggerated claims in new corn ethanol ads

Sasha Lyutse, Policy Analyst, New York I wrote last week that we could soon expect the corn ethanol industry, faced with growing bipartisan calls to end corn ethanol subsidies, to start playing on consumer fears about rising gas prices and arguing… Continue reading

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May 3, 2011
by Sasha Lyutse
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Bipartisan Senate bill would end wasteful corn ethanol subsidies this summer

Sasha Lyutse, Policy Analyst, New York Today, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Tom Coburn have joined forces across the aisle to introduce legislation that will completely eliminate the main corn ethanol tax credit—known as the Volumetric Ethanol Ex… Continue reading

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March 9, 2011
by Sasha Lyutse
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Green Budget shows how we can invest in bioenergy done right

The environmental community released its annual Green Budget yesterday, laying out our vision for how smart investments in clean energy can drive America’s economic recovery. My colleague Cai Steger posted a great recap of the Department of Energ… Continue reading

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November 30, 2010
by Sasha Lyutse
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Industry recycles discredited claims but bipartisan consensus on ending corn ethanol subsidies grows

It seems like every day the bipartisan consensus on the need to end corn ethanol subsidies grows. A day after a coalition of 58 organizations from across the political spectrum, delivered a jointly signed letter to Congressional leadership signaling th… Continue reading

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November 18, 2010
by Sasha Lyutse
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Experts lay out facts while coalition calls on Congress to end corn ethanol subsidies

Yesterday, the groups Taxpayers for Common Sense and the Grocery Manufacturers Association held a briefing on Capitol Hill featuring the Director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University, Bruce Babcock. The t… Continue reading

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October 21, 2010
by Sasha Lyutse
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USDA’s Vilsack talks about the future but wants to waste $6b on the past

Today, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack gave a speech outlining the administration’s policies on biofuels, focused on reducing our dependence on foreign oil and supporting rural economies. Unfortunately, while he embraced a vision for transit… Continue reading

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October 19, 2010
by Sasha Lyutse
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Coalition calls on President Obama to follow the science and reject more giveaways to old, dirty corn ethanol

Today, a broad coalition of environmental organizations, including NRDC, sent a letter to President Obama expressing strong opposition to the policy proposals recently released by the corn ethanol lobby groups Growth Energy, the American Coalition for … Continue reading

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