Time to Set America Free

In Ethanol, Media by Ken

Recently when I was researching a project, a colleague pointed me in the direction of Set America Free, an organization dedicated to energy independence. Interestingly, the group has an eclectic list of members who run the political gamut. Set America Free has done a good job of chronicling the impact of foreign oil, and its co-chair, Gal Luft, has spoken …

Say WHAT??!!!

In Ethanol, General, Media by Cindy

An oil company executive this week whined that they are being unfairly attacked by the media. Say what?! According to a Reuters report, from the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association meeting in San Diego, Valero Energy Corp Chief Executive Bill Klesse “blasted U.S. policy makers, the U.S. Congress, the press and environmentalists for conducting a “serious attack” on the oil …

Fight Fallacies with Facts

In Ethanol, General, Media by Cindy

If you have 40 minutes to spare, listen to this impassioned speech by Assistant Energy Secretary Andy Karsner at the recent National Ethanol Conference: [audio:http://www.zimmcomm.biz/rfa/nec-08-karsner.mp3] I mean to tell you, this guy was FIRED UP about the need for combating the misinformation about renewable fuels and he implored the media to get the whole story. “We invite you to be …

Farm Bill Still Stuck

In Current News, Media by Cindy

It appears as though another extension of the 2002 Farm Bill is inevitable, since the current extension is set to expire in just a few short days and Congress is still stuck on working out funding for a new bill. Even though key agriculture committee members from both houses and both parties expressed optimism last week that a compromise was …