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An early Christmas present from the EPA

12/5/2016

Just before Thanksgiving, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) surprised everyone in the agriculture industry when it released its final rules for biofuel mandates for 2017.

EPA Finalizes Increase in Renewable Fuel Volumes

11/29/2016

Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized increases in renewable fuel volume requirements across all categories of biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard program.

A new choice at the pump

11/28/2016

More and more gas stations across the state are offering E15 ethanol fuel as a cheaper alternative for customers.

Biofuel backers cheer as agency restores levels

11/28/2016

Biofuel supporters cheered last week as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) “back on track” by raising renewable fuel volume requirements across all categories of biofuels for 2017.

Tesla adds supercharging stations at three Iowa Hy-Vee stores

11/18/2016

Now a joint effort by Tesla Motors and West Des Moines-based grocery chain Hy-Vee has added Tesla Superchargers — the automaker’s fastest charging station — at sites along Iowa’s heavily-traveled Interstate 80.

Week of November 14 fuel and energy price update

11/18/2016

As of Tuesday, November 15th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.07 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.06 lower than one week ago and $.15 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.15, down $.05 from last week’s price.

Heating oil, natural gas prices trend downward

11/9/2016

As of Tuesday, November 8th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.13 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.03 lower than one week ago and $.19 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.20, down a penny from last week’s price.

Week of October 31 fuel and energy price update

11/2/2016

As of Tuesday, November 1st, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.16 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.03 lower than one week ago and $.17 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.21, down $.02 from last week’s price.

Surging ethanol exports are helping to support corn market

11/1/2016

A joint effort launched three years ago by the leading feed grain export promotion group and ethanol organizations to boost exports of U.S. ethanol is paying off as sales increase to destinations all over the world.

Wind now generates third of Iowa power

11/1/2016

Iowa is the first state in the country to consistently obtain more than one-third of its electricity from wind generation

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