Monthly Archives: January 2013

25x'25 Enters Next Phase of Distributed Renewable Energy Incentive Initiative

A mission of the 25x’25 Alliance is to help policy makers and stakeholders explore those options that give our rural communities the tools needed for economic turnaround. As a result, the Alliance has been investigating pathways for growing distributed renewable … Continue reading

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Rural Electric Co-op Demonstrates Value of Site-Based Renewable Energy

The following is a guest blog from Warren McKenna, manager of Farmers Electric Cooperative (FEC) in Kalona, IA, where he has established a goal of generating 20 percent of the co-op’s power from renewable sources by 2020. To achieve the … Continue reading

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Stakeholders Must Study Climate Assessment, Contribute to Discussion

U.S. agriculture has always been innovative in meeting the challenges to production posed by changing growing conditions in the various parts of the country. So, farmers, foresters, ranchers and land owners are likely paying some serious notice to the recently … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy News Underscores Benefits, Need for Comprehensive Policy

News on the renewable energy front has been a mixed bag for advocates this week. Fortunately, while some of the initial headlines were unsettling, as the week went on, even stories critical of renewable energy ultimately resulted in conclusions that … Continue reading

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This Week's Gains Must Be Maintained with an Eye toward the Long Term

Renewable energy advocates got some good news from Washington this week when Congress finally adopted legislation that not only veered the nation away from the tax-hiking, recession-inducing “fiscal cliff,” but also included provisions that will help sustain the growth of … Continue reading

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