We have a roadmap to a better way—we should follow it. Our new report demonstrates how Washington, Oregon, and California could cut their petroleum use in half by 2030. Read more >
Latest Biofuel Posts
February 1, 2016 3:13 PM EDT
January 11, 2016 3:18 PM EDT
Recent commercials funded by the American Petroleum Institute suggest expanded fossil fuel development will benefit “our children and our grandchildren”—an untruth that won’t work forever. Read more >
December 8, 2015 10:00 AM EDT
What some may see as waste may actually be a low-carbon fuel source. Read more >
November 25, 2015 11:52 AM EDT
As the world’s political leaders come to Paris for the international climate negotiations (COP21), how do things look with respect to the land sector (agriculture and forests), which is responsible for nearly ¼ of global greenhouse gas emissions? Over the past year, the Union of Concerned Scientists has been analyzing how countries included the land sector in their “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions” (INDCs). What are their plans and how could they be made better?
November 19, 2015 11:47 AM EDT
At the end of October I went to Iowa for the grand opening of DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol facility. It will be the largest of its kind in the world, ultimately producing 30 million gallons of ethanol from corn stalks annually. This important milestone is a fruit of the much maligned Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS, a policy passed in 2007 that is the subject of many misleading TV ads from the oil and ethanol industries airing in DC and elsewhere. It may come as no surprise that more valuable insight about our clean fuel future is being developed inside the factory than is available on political ads.