Renewable Fuel Standard

Renewable Fuel Standard

  • Published: Jan 28th, 2009

The federal Renewable Fuel Standard encourages U.S. corn ethanol producers to boost production to 9 billion gallons by 2008 and 15 billion by 2015.

Amazon Deforestation

Amazon Deforestation

  • Published: Jan 28th, 2009

Recent deforestation in Brazil has been rapid, causing greenhouse gas emissions. Some argue planting more U.S. corn for ethanol may ultimately be a contributing factor.