Monthly Archives: February 2013

Manitoba's Pursuit of 50x'30 Offers Lessons for U.S. Stakeholders

This space is often devoted to identifying and addressing the errant policy proposals, legal challenges and intractable, if questionable, ways of doing business here in the United States that sometimes impede our path to a clean energy future. So, it’s … Continue reading

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The Role of Bioenergy in America's Energy Future

President Obama’s State of the Union remarks this week that tied clean energy with a strong economy struck a resonant chord with renewable energy stakeholders. While the president acknowledged the need for domestic oil production, and gave a strong nod … Continue reading

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Mississippi Moving Forward on Strong Energy Efficiency Initiatives

The following guest blog from Karen Bishop, director of the Mississippi Development Authority’s (MDA’s) Energy and Natural Resources Division, brings a focus on state efforts to incorporate energy-efficiency initiatives that benefit consumers and manufacturers with cost savings, improve the state’s … Continue reading

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In Defense of State Renewable Portfolio Standards

To those sustainable energy advocates who are witnessing and defending against the attacks on the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), it should come as no surprise that similarly misguided assaults are being directed at state-adopted Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). An … Continue reading

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Stakeholders Must Be Ready to Challenge Attacks on the RFS

Renewable energy stakeholders this week received dramatic reminders that U.S. policy that drives domestically produced, sustainable transportation fuels – a policy that helps create jobs and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil – is under attack. A federal court decision … Continue reading

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