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RFA Says Another Big Oil Excuse Bites the Dust

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Oct 31, 2013  According to the Renewable Fuels Association – more than 70-percent of the Top 20 best-selling cars as identified by Edmunds and AOL Auto have been explicitly approved by automakers to use E15 in 2014 models. Bob Dinneen – RFA President and CEO – says Big Oil’s excuses for refusing to offer consumers choice at the pump are falling by the curbside. With more than 70-percent of the best-selling cars approved in 2014 for E15 – he says it’s clear there’s a fuel market thirsty for a less expensive, higher octane, more environmentally friendly alternative. In addition to the growing number of owner’s manuals recommending E15 – Dinneen points to the recent National Renewable Energy Laboratory report that reviewed 43 auto engine studies and found no data to support Big Oil’s stories of engine failure on E15. According to Dinneen – the Environmental Protection Agency and White House Office of Management and Budget should seriously consider these statistics when considering the veracity of blend wall claims. He says increased 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard targets can easily be met via E85, E15 and reserved RINs. If anything – Dinneen says the increasing inclusion of E15 in owner’s manuals shines a bright light on Big Oil’s long-sustained, detrimental resistance to infrastructure build out.For a complete list of makes and models 2012, 2013 and 2014 approved for E15 use – visit www dot EthanolRFA dot org (www.EthanolRFA.org) or www dot ChooseEthanol dot com (www.ChooseEthanol.com). RFA Says Another Big Oil Excuse Bites the Dust Home Energy RFA Says Another Big Oil Excuse Bites the Dustcenter_img SHARE Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Previous articleCountryMark Recommends Draining DEF at the End of HarvestNext articleThousands in Louisville for National FFA Convention & Expo Gary Truittlast_img read more

US Ethanol Exports Up Slightly in June

first_imgHome Energy US Ethanol Exports Up Slightly in June Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Aug 7, 2014 SHARE SHARE U.S. exports of denatured and undenatured ethanol totaled 59.9 million gallons (mg) in June, up 13% from the seven-month low in May, according to RFA analysis of government data released today. Year-to-date exports through the first half of 2014 stood at 416.5 mg, indicating an annualized total of 833 mg for the calendar year. Canada received 56% of total exports in June, followed by Mexico (9%) and the United Arab Emirates (8.5%). Notably, Spain was a new destination for U.S. ethanol in June and the United States was a net exporter for the tenth straight month. Previous articleAnother PEDv Vaccine on the HorizonNext articleIndiana Leading Pushback Against EPA Regulations Gary Truitt Meanwhile, U.S. fuel ethanol imports fell to 7.3 mg in June, down 75% from the eight-month high of 28.7 mg in May. Brazil was the leading exporter to the United States, accounting for 6.0 mg. Paraguay followed with 1.3 mg of exports to the U.S. Halfway through 2014, the U.S. had imported just 61.8 mg of fuel ethanol.Exports of distillers dried grains (DDG)—the animal feed coproduct manufactured by dry mill ethanol plants—continued to soar in June. DDG exports totaled 1.01 million metric tons (mt) in June, down 6% from May but still one of the highest monthly totals on record. Year-to-date exports stood at 6.01 million mt at the 2014 halfway point. China again was the top destination for U.S. DDG, receiving 580,907 mt, or 57% of the total. Mexico ranked second (95,616 mt), followed by Japan (61,240 mt) , Israel (36,445 mt) and Vietnam (32,363 mt).– See more at: https://www.ethanolrfa.org/exchange/entry/ethanol-exports-up-slightly-in-june-while-imports-plummet-ddg-exports-soar/#sthash.yyXdZWa1.dpuf Facebook Twitter US Ethanol Exports Up Slightly in June June exports of denatured fuel ethanol totaled 40 mg, nearly identical to the May total. Canada was again the leading destination for denatured product, taking in 33.1 mg. The United Arab Emirates imported 5 mg of denatured fuel ethanol, while Jamaica brought in 1.5 mg. As for undenatured fuel ethanol, exports tallied a three-month high of 18.8 mg in June. Mexico (5.1 mg) was the top customer for undenatured product, followed by Spain (4.3 mg), South Korea (2.8 mg), and the Philippines (2.6 mg). Exports of denatured and undenatured ethanol for non-fuel, non-beverage use totaled 1.16 mg.last_img read more

University Christian Church hosts sixth annual Trunk or Treat event

first_imgFacebook Twitter Q&A: Three professors received the Deans’ Research and Creativity Award ReddIt printUniversity Christian Church members and Fort Worth families came together to celebrate Halloween on Sunday evening during the sixth annual Trunk or Treat event.The event is a mix between trick-or-treating and a tailgate as children walk from car to car and ask for candy. Many of the cars were decorated with certain themes and some of the drivers passing out candy even dressed up in costumes.“It’s a community event that our church and families put together,” said Kera Watts, director of UCC’s children’s ministries. “They decorate trunks and provide a fun atmosphere for families to come and spend a relaxed evening and just having fun.”Watts said the church wants to support families and offers volunteer opportunities for church members to give back to the community.“We also have a lot of volunteers that help prepare food, purchase items and just keep the whole event running throughout the evening,” Watts said. “It’s just a good way to feel nice about doing something great for others.”One such volunteer was UCC youth member Connor Nolan, who ran one of the games and handed out candy to children.“I feel like it’s a good way to give back to the community,” Nolan said. “I feel like I’ve been well served living here by this church and the community. So it’s a chance to give back to them for that.”Another volunteer, John Andrus, grilled and served about 700 hot dogs at the event.Andrus said the Trunk or Treat event is one of his favorite events at UCC.“It brings out tons of people from both the church and the community,” Andrus said. “The kids are all dressed up in their costumes and they have a great time trick-or-treating at all different decorated cars.”To Erinn Mioler, a youth member of the church, Trunk or Treat is a family tradition. Mioler said it is a great event and she enjoys handing out candy to children that may not have a chance to go to trick-or-treating on Halloween night.“I come back every year,” Mioler said. “My family started doing it when I was little and I took over this year.”TCU student Josh Jackson, a sophomore religion major, participated in the event and decorated his truck with an island theme.“I think it’s good to reach out to the community and this is my church,” Jackson said. “It’s really cute to see all the neighborhood kids come out and have a safe experience.” Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Tuyen Hoang Facebook Tuyen Hoang is originally from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Tuyen is a transfer student from Brookhaven College. Tuyen is a junior journalism major and sociology minor at Texas Christian University. She serves as the administration reporter for TCU 360. ReddIt eHarmony co-founder speaks with TCU students Thinking workshop helps students find business solutionscenter_img Tuyen Hoanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tuyen-hoang/ Twitter Tuyen Hoanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tuyen-hoang/ Tuyen Hoanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tuyen-hoang/ Comedy group brings new approach of brainstorming to the Neeley School Linkedin Tuyen Hoanghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tuyen-hoang/ Previous articlePaschal raises funds through TCU footballNext articleThursday night lights: previewing West Virginia at TCU Tuyen Hoang RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Next phase of Malin head development gets the go ahead from government

first_img Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter WhatsApp Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Next phase of Malin head development gets the go ahead from government Almost €400,000 has been approved by government for the next phase of the development of visitor facilities at Malin Head.Minister Joe McHugh says the work will include drainage and resurfacing, road widening to accommodate passing bays, more car and bus parking and a new toilet block.He says following on from this, Fáilte Ireland will be working closely with Donegal County Council on a Malin Head Experience Development Plan that will incorporate the wider Inishowen area………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/joemalinhead.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleINMO ballots members on draft agreement as ED strikes are suspendedNext articleBig Saturday Session – 12-12-15 (Guests – Reuben Keeney and Junior) admin PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal center_img Facebook Google+ Facebook Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter By admin – December 15, 2015 WhatsApplast_img read more

Gritters in action on certain routes as temperatures dip

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Gritters in action on certain routes as temperatures dip News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Donegal County Council have named a number of routes in the county which will be gritted this Sunday night from 8pm.Met Éireann has forecasted temperatures in the North West to fall to between -1 and +2 degrees celsius tonight, with motorists being urged to drive with care and assume no road is ice free. Facebook By News Highland – March 3, 2019 Twitter Previous articleThe McHugh View: Martin McHugh reviews the weekend’s Gaelic Football actionNext articleUSL: Wins for Letterkenny Rovers, Derry City Res. and Bonagee United News Highland last_img read more

Outrage after vandals destroy famous sign at Ballyliffin Golf Club

first_img Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – November 9, 2020 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Previous articleDonegal sees slight decrease in rent pricesNext articleHarps and Derry chase Premier Division survival News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews The manager of Ballyliffin Golf Club has hit out at those behind what’s been described as mindless vandalism on the grounds of the golf over the weekend. A sign, in the shape of a golf ball which had become synonymous with the hugely successful Irish Open held in Ballyliffin in 2018 was discovered damaged yesterday morning.It’s believed that a vehicle was used in the attempts to dislodge the monument from its standing place.An investigation has been launched into the incident and anyone with information is being urged to contact Gardai.Manager John Farren says they will be assessing the extent of the damage later today:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/johnfarren1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Google+ WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Outrage after vandals destroy famous sign at Ballyliffin Golf Club News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterestlast_img read more

Orca whale who carried her dead calf 17 days lets it go, ending ‘tour of grief’

first_imgKOMO via ABCNews.com(FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash.) — Grieving Orca whale who hold on to her dead calf for more than 2 weeks, has let go of the dead body of her offspring.The 30-year-old southern resident killer whale who was spotted pushing the corpse of its short-lived offspring since 24 July, 30 minutes after it gave birth to her baby at least until 17 days later, has finally let go of her dead calf, according to researcher.On the afternoon of August 11, the orca whale, J35, also known as Tahlequah vigorously chased a school of salmon with her pod-mates in mid-Haro Strait in front of the Center for Whale Research for a half mile – no longer carrying the deceased baby that she had carried for at least seventeen days and 1,000 miles, according to Center for Whale Research.Ken Balcomb, founder of the Center for Whale Research who has been monitoring J35 since she gave birth to her short-lived baby, saw J35 again on Sunday. This Monday morning, Balcomb is on his boat to find her to observe her behavior.“I feel much relieve,” Balcomb told ABC News before getting on his boat.“I’m hoping this ordeal is over.”“Her tour of grief is now over and her behavior is remarkably frisky,” Center for Whale Research wrote on its website.Telephoto digital images taken from shore show that this mother whale appears to be in good physical condition following her record-setting ordeal, according to Center for Whale Research.There had been reports from brief sightings by whale-watchers two days ago that J35, Tahlequah, was not pushing the calf carcass in Georgia Strait near Vancouver, British Columbia, the website says. It went on saying that “now we can confirm that she definitely has abandoned it.”Researcher initially planed to study the body of the dead calf to to find out what lead to her death, but the body of the dead baby not seen in the water.“The carcass has probably sunk to the bottom of these inland marine waters of the Salish Sea, and researchers may not get a chance to examine it for necropsy,” the website says.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Five killed when plane crashes into home: Pilot identified as retired officer, DNA needed to identify 4 other victims

first_imgMattGush/iStock(YORBA LINDA, Calif.) — A retired Chicago police officer was alone in a small plane when it crashed into a Southern California house Sunday afternoon, leaving the pilot and four people in the home dead, officials said.The pilot was identified as Antonio Pastini, 75, a retired Chicago police officer, Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. Cory Martino said at a Monday news conference.The coroner is still in the process of identifying the four people who died in the Yorba Linda home, Martino said, as their conditions require additional measures — including DNA — to reach official identifications.The Cessna 414A crashed about 10 minutes after taking off from the Fullerton Municipal Airport, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator Maja Smith said.Residents in the area began to panic around 1:45 p.m., when the small plane appeared to break apart midair, scattering debris across the neighborhood, authorities said.Witnesses saw the airplane come out of a cloud at a high speed before the tail and the wings broke off, officials said Monday. Witnesses then saw smoke before a piece of the aircraft struck the home in a fiery crash.Pastini was a commercial pilot, she said.The debris of the crash covered about four blocks, Smith said.Two people suffered unspecified injuries, officials said.Yorba Linda is located about 36 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

USA: SAR Efforts for MH-60S Aircrew Suspended

first_imgSearch and rescue (SAR) efforts for the remaining two crew members involved in a U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crash were suspended Sept. 23 at approximately 3 p.m. Bahrain time.Navy officials have concluded that given the time elapsed since the incident, aircrew survivability was extremely unlikely. The location of the crash site is known, and an extensive area has been searched multiple times by various ships and aircraft.The Knighthawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6, crashed in the central Red Sea Sept. 22, after conducting a landing on the deck of guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) at approximately 12:40 p.m. Bahrain time.The following assisted in the search and rescue: USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), USS Princeton (CG 59), USS Shoup (DDG 86), USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) as well as MH-60S Knighthawks from HSC-6, MH-60R Sea Hawks from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75 and several P-3s from Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 and a U.S. Air Force HC-130.The crash was not due to any sort of hostile activity.The Navy is currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the incident.Names of the service members are currently being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.[mappress]Press Release, September 24, 2013; Image: US Navy USA: SAR Efforts for MH-60S Aircrew Suspended View post tag: Aircrew View post tag: SAR September 24, 2013 Training & Education View post tag: MH-60S View post tag: Defense View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Suspended View post tag: Efforts View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: SAR Efforts for MH-60S Aircrew Suspended last_img read more

Indiana Joins Amicus Brief Defending Congressional Review Act

first_imgIndiana Joins Amicus Brief Defending Congressional Review ActOlivia covington for www.theindianalawyer.comIndiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has added his name to a list of 14 state attorneys general voicing their support for the Congressional Review Act, saying the act protects the sovereignty of the states and provides them with a mechanism for relief from federal agency overreach.Hill announced Thursday he has joined an amicus brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, where the case of Center for Biological Diversity v. Ryan Zinke and Department of the Interior, 3:17-cv-00091, is pending. The brief urges the federal court to dismiss a complaint brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, which is challenging the act’s constitutionality, and instead find the act “is a tool that allows states to work with Congress to stop unlawful regulation.”In the amicus brief, the attorneys general argue the CRA – which allows both houses of Congress to pass joint resolutions overturning federal agency regulations, subject to the approval of the president – is a lawful execution of the legislative branch’s constitutional authority to set its own rules of procedure.  Further, the attorneys general say the CRA helps protect the states against harmful federal overreach through implementation of agency rules.“Many federal rules impose significant harms on the States, and often do so illegally,” the amicus brief says. “The CRA provides an efficient procedure that Congress can use to stop this federal overreach, quickly blocking regulations without requiring States to engage in costly and time-consuming litigation.”The amicus brief pointed to a list of six federal rules recently overturned through the CRA, including the Department of the Interior’s Stream Protection Rule, which “imposed onerous requirements on coal mines near streams,” and the Social Security Administration’s rule banning gun possession by citizens who need help managing their finances.“In all, the CRA is a lawful procedural tool, which, as recent experience has demonstrated, allows Congress to expeditiously eliminate illegal and/or harmful rules, while working with the States,” they wrote.In a recent interview with Indiana Lawyer, Hill said attorneys general have the “power and authority…to work on state sovereignty and to recognize the role of state government and the role of federal government and where the two intersect.” Similarly, before he left office last winter, former Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller told the Indiana Lawyer many of the federal lawsuits he either brought or joined that challenged federal regulation were not policy challenges, but rather were questions of the scope of the enumerated powers of the executive branch.In addition to Hill, 14 other attorneys general joined the brief, those in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more