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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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 11, 2011
by Sasha Lyutse
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Two new bills seek to end corn ethanol subsidies; one would continue giveaways to bad biofuels

Two bills were introduced this week in the U.S. Senate that would stop support for bad biofuels and save taxpayers billions this year alone. Both efforts, one led by Senator Feinstein and the other by Senators Coburn and Cardin, would repeal the main c… Continue reading

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February 15, 2011
by Sasha Lyutse
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NRDC fact sheet lays out a path to jumpstarting advanced biofuels through a Greener Biofuels Tax Credit

We here at NRDC have written extensively about the need to move quickly away from first generation biofuels like corn ethanol towards the next generation of cleaner, better performing advanced biofuels—those that not only deliver reductions in gr… Continue reading

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December 1, 2010
by Sasha Lyutse
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Support for ending corn ethanol subsidies runs coast to coast

As we discussed here and here, a group of 17 Senators led by Democrat Dianne Feinstein and Republican Jon Kyl sent a bipartisan letter yesterday to Senate leadership calling corn ethanol subsidies “fiscally indefensible” and signaling their… 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 22, 2010
by Sasha Lyutse
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Vilsack points to report that shows ending corn ethanol tax credit will raise GDP

Despite disappointing statements indicating the administration’s support for a short-term extension of wasteful corn ethanol subsidies, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s speech yesterday at the National Press Club included some not-to-… 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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