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QuincyJournal - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Aldermen are not voting on this until September 8. And next week's meeting is on Tuesday because of Labor Day. BG
qfingers - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If you want get an idea of what you might pay with my proposal get our your winter water bill and look at the usage in CCF. Multiply that number by $0.16 and that's the ballpark for what you would pay. Many ways to compute this...but this will probably work out for you to be about the same as your paying now with stickers. Average usage for accounts in Quincy is about 16.5 CCF or $9.99 per quarter.
qfingers - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If we want to do something about this how about change.org? Question is...who do we bombard? The Mayor? Or set up a petition for each pair of aldermen? Or put them all on the notification list? Of course we're probably too late too as this will be on Monday's agenda to spend the money. Three days probably isn't enough time.
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There's at least one alderman who's going back out and actively asking people in their ward for their opinion on the issue not. It's NOT something that was previously done, so apparently at least one of the 14 has sat up and noticed "Hey, maybe we didn't get it right last time?"
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Nancy Grace likes to say a lot of stuff. Occasionally, she even accidentally stumbles onto something that's true. This isn't one of those times, in my opinion.

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Biodiesel backing being discussed in Washington D.C.

3 months, 1 week ago by Todd Gleason - University of Illinois Extension.

Support for biodiesel made from soybeans is coming to a head in Washington, D.C. Farmers, politicians, and biodiesel producers want continued support of the renewable fuel.

There are two pieces to the development of the biodiesel energy segment. The first is the one-dollar-per-gallon tax incentive. Democratic Senators from ND, MN, IN, WA, and IL are hopeful it will be retroactively reinstated for 2013 and put in place for 2014 as part of the tax extenders package now under discussion in congress. However, it may be important to note the some 200 biodiesel plants around the nation produced nearly one-point-eight billion gallons of the advance biofuel last year without the aid of the incentive. That’s because the incentive expired says Anne Steckel, Vice President of Federal Affairs for the National Biodiesel Board, "This is the third time it has expired in the last five years, so clearly federal policy has been very uncertain for our industry. But, despite all that we did have a record year of production."

 And although 2013 was a record year for biodiesel production, it was only operated at about two-thirds capacity which …and this is the second important point… is close to double the federal biomass-based diesel requirement under the original renewable fuels standard or RFS. So, biodiesel production in the United States last year was greater than required by the federal law mandating renewable fuels be used, that’s the RFS implemented by US EPA, and it did that without the aid of a tax incentive. Still, democratic senators stood in support of both the tax incentive and an increase in the biomass based diesel portion of the RFS. Illinois’ senior Senator Dick Durbin says it is because the fuel is clean, homegrown, and creates jobs.
 
This industry creates real good paying jobs, 5 different biofuels processing facilities in my state and more than 5,000 people with associated employment," Durbin said. "There's uncertainty about the future of biofuels and there's uncertainty about these jobs," Durbin said. He wants to take care of the tax part of the biodiesel program first with the "extender bill" that includes the biofuel tax credit.  And secondly Durbin said, "Beyond the biofuel tax credit, let's make sure that we continue to plead our case with the EPA."
 
U.S. EPA will in June release the federal renewable fuels standard. It, as proposed, would set the biomass based diesel requirement at 1.28 billion gallons. The industry, the biodiesel board, and some Senators would like that number to be closer to 1.8 billion gallons. They’d like to protect the industry, the jobs, and they say the environment.


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