BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFPOET Biorefining – Caro hosted Dan Wyant, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, recently to highlight the benefits of ethanol for Michigan. “Ethanol provides a unique opportunity for renewable, Michigan-made energy,” said Wyant. “I appreciate all of the great work done here at POET Biorefining.” General manager Dave Gloer took the director on a tour of the plant and discussed the economic and environmental benefits of using corn ethanol for transportation fuel as well as the economic benefits of ethanol for consumers, local businesses and rural economies.
  • Morrison & Foerster partner Peter Hsiao has been elected a fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, one of the premier professional legal associations in America. Mr. Hsiao is head of the firm’s Environment and Energy Group in Los Angeles. He is a trial lawyer and chemical engineer with more than 29 years of courtroom experience in environmental, natural resources, and chemical litigation. He is one of 16 lawyers named as a Distinguished Environmental Advocate by the American Bar Association, former chair of the State Bar of California’s Environmental Law Section, and identified by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers and Legal 500 as one of the nation’s leading environmental attorneys.
  • Green-e Marketplace is hosting a free, one-hour webinar about the benefits of using clean-energy in an organization’s sustainability strategy on June 12, 2014 at 10:00 am PT. Green-e Marketplace is a program that recognizes organizations using certified renewable energy and enables them to demonstrate their environmental commitment through the use of the nationally recognized Green-e logo. Green-e Marketplace gives its participants unique resources to help them communicate their commitment to clean energy on their collateral, website, and products.
  • In support of the President’s bold new climate change action plan that will cut significantly down carbon pollution, save lives and help the economy, Americans United for Change released a new video called ‘Not A Scientist’ that says it all about how the climate denier culture is thriving like pine beetles in the Republican Party. The video features numerous potential Presidential candidates down the line to Members of Congress all preaching from the same climate skeptic hymnal, all refusing to acknowledge overwhelming scientific data that climate change is happening and is man-made. But while their head-in-the-sand position has become a litmus test for who’s a real Republican or not, a new PPP poll commissioned by AUFC released yesterday shows it will alienate Independent voters in the coming elections, with only 29% open to supporting a climate skeptic.

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