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USDA announces $100 million for higher biofuel blends infrastructure

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the provision of $100 million (€90.2 million) for infrastructure projects to encourage increased sales of higher biofuel blends. The funding, which will be awarded through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP), was announced by US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Higher biofuel blends include ethanol blends […]

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Groups unite against battle with fossil fuels

After years of fighting their own political battles, advocates of ethanol and electric vehicles are tentatively uniting against a shared enemy – fossil fuels. More than two dozen organisations have come together for nearly two years in Minnesota to work on a “technologically neutral, policy proposal to decarbonise transportation, which has overtaken electricity production as […]

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New approach to sustainable building takes shape in Boston

A new building about to take shape in Boston’s Roxbury area could, its designers hope, herald a new way of building residential structures in cities. Designed by architects from MIT and the design and construction firm Placetailor, the five-story building’s structure will be made from cross-laminated timber (CLT), which eliminates most of the greenhouse-gas emissions […]

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UK includes solar in new generation capacity auction

The announcement by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of an auction which will include solar next year appears to back prime minister Boris Johnson’s claims to be serious about the nation’s net-zero carbon ambition. The U.K. government appears to have welcomed solar, onshore wind and other well-established renewables technologies in from the […]

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