Biofuels: Running on Empty?

Barron’s Nov. 29, 2014 By Jim McTague Biofuel investors, like a country music hit, have heartaches by the number and troubles by the score. Plus one. On Nov. 21, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would delay setting federal Renewable Fuel Standards for 2014 to sometime in 2015, when it also expects to set […]

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Billionaire Vinod Khosla’s big dreams for biofuels fail to catch fire

The Washington Post Nov. 28, 21014 By Steven Mufson Just over a year ago, billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla was bubbling with optimism about one of his latest investments: KiOR, a biofuel outfit he said would turn wood chips into hydrocarbons that could be poured straight into a refinery, pipeline or vehicle. The KiOR refinery […]

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Obama to Introduce Sweeping New Controls on Ozone Emissions

The New York Times Nov. 25, 2014 By Coral Davenport The Obama administration is expected to release on Wednesday a contentious and long-delayed environmental regulation to curb emissions of ozone, a smog-causing pollutant linked to asthma, heart disease and premature death. The sweeping regulation, which would aim at smog from power plants and factories across […]

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GOP leaders set sights on tax reform but fret over newly combative Obama

The Washington Post Nov. 16, 2014 By Lori Montgomery Less than two weeks after Republicans won control of Congress, acrimony over immigration is dampening hopes for cooperation on more ambitious initiatives, with President Obama and GOP lawmakers bracing not for compromise but for combat. White House officials insist that Obama remains interested in finding common […]

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Chance for Tax Overhaul Is Seen in Shift of Power

The New York Times Nov. 6, 2014 By Jonathan Weisman WASHINGTON — After years of clashes and a grudging truce, fiscal and economic policy was brought back to center stage by the wave of Republican electoral victories on Tuesday, with President Obama and the new congressional leadership expressing hope that they could reach deals to […]

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