CEI Today: EPA renewable fuel quotas, Ex-Im Bank funding, and UN climate talks

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
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Globalwarming.org: Scaling Back Renewable Fuel Standard

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has indicated that new federal renewable fuel production quotas, originally due in June, will be released soon. CEI's Marlo Lewis has explained why EPA may be less enamoured by ethanol mandates these days. "EPA estimates that ... corn ethanol’s carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) emissions were 33% higher than gasoline’s in 2012."
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> Interview Marlo Lewis


Ex-Im Update

Congress comes back from its annual August recess this week. One of the top items on its agenda is deciding the Export-Import Bank’s fate. Ex-Im subsidizes financing for U.S. exporters and their foreign customers. As I outlined here, Ex-Im subsidizes certain businesses at others’ expense. It is a pro-business policy, when what the economy needs are pro-market policies. Ex-Im will also be forced to shut its doors unless Congress reauthorizes its charter by the end of September, making for a golden reform opportunity for corporate welfare opponents.  > Read more


> Interview Ryan Young



The Hill: Climate talks: Five things to know

“The United States is proposing that every country propose its own action plan for controlling and reducing emissions, and that all of these action plans be rolled into one big document, and that’s the agreement,” said Myron Ebell, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which watches the negotiations.

Ebell thinks it’s pretty clear-cut, and that any international agreement would require the Senate’s approval.

“It should worry a lot of people that the Executive Branch is trying to work around the Constitution,” he said. > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell


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CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

It was a short week due to the Labor Day holiday, but agencies still managed to issue more than 60 new regulations and push the Federal Register over the 53,000-page mark.

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