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Obama's Visit Signals New Chapter for U.S.-Brazil Energy Partnership

by Leticia Phillips on Mar 22, 2011

This past weekend I had the honor of traveling to Brazil to participate in the events surrounding President Obama’s visit, including the Brazil-U.S. Business Summit promoted by the Brazil-U.S. Business Council in Brasilia. Energy policy topped the agenda and prominent members of Brazil’s sugarcane ethanol industry were there to take part in the dialog. Read More

President Obama and the Sweeter Alternative

by Leticia Phillips on Mar 17, 2011

President Obama heads to Brazil this weekend, and we're excited that he will soon see for himself how that country has replaced more than half of its gasoline needs with sugarcane ethanol - making gasoline the alternative fuel there. Brazil and the United States have an opportunity to strengthen their energy partnership, and we anticipate a constructive discussion on how allowing sugarcane ethanol to compete fairly in the U.S. would save American drivers money at the pump, cut dependence on Middle East oil and improve the environment. Read More

Key Developments in the Ethanol Debate

by Leticia Phillips on Mar 15, 2011

It’s been a little quiet here on the Sweeter Alternative blog for a couple months. But as you’ll see below, there’s been no stoppage in the ethanol debate since our last post. Today we’re picking things back up, and I’m excited to introduce myself and another new voice in our campaign to make cleaner, more affordable energy choices available to Americans. I’m Leticia Phillips, the representative in North America for the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). Read More

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