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June 2015 Monthly Renewable Energy Report

Implications of EPA's Proposed 2014 through 2017 Biofuels Mandates
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed mandates for various biofuels in late May 2015. In this article, we look at details of EPA’s proposed mandates, implications for domestic biofuels production and use, and implications for feedstock producers and feedstock markets.

The Importance of China in Combating Global Warming

China accounts for about 30 percent of the world’s emissions. China and the U.S. combined account for almost half of the world’s emissions.  Although U.S. annual emissions have declined slightly in recent years, China’s emissions have grown rapidly and account for about half of the increase in emissions over the last decade.  

PDF of the June 2015 Monthly Report

Monthly Profitability of Ethanol Production

More Information on Ethanol Profitability

Corn/Ethanol Balance Sheet
A detailed assessment of production, usage, carryover and prices for corn and ethanol.

Distillers Grains Balance Sheet

A detailed assessment of production, usage, carryover and prices for corn and ethanol.

Featured Chart of the Month

EIA's analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) shows that renewables play a critical role under a range of different market conditions and policy assumptions. The key difference across the various scenarios analyzed involves the timing and the extent that wind and solar electric generating capacity additions occur, as well as retirements of some generation capacity, mainly coal-fired units and relatively inefficient power plants that use natural gas or oil-fired boilers to run steam turbines.


Monthly Profitability of Biodiesel Production

More Information on Biodiesel Profitability

Soy/Oil Biodiesel Balance Sheet
A detailed assessment of production, usage, carryover and prices of soy/oil and biodiesel.

Biodiesel Usage and Soybean Balance Sheet
A detailed assessment of biodiesel usage projections and soybean production, usage, carryover and prices.




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