Monthly Archives: March 2014

Veteran Farmer Says EPA RFS Proposal Will Likely Undermine Conservation Efforts

The following is a guest blog from Kevin Jeffries, a grain and cattle farmer in North Central Kentucky who has been engaged in local, state and national conservation issues for 30 years. A former president of the Kentucky Association of … Continue reading

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End Energy Policy Uncertainty by Extending Tax Credits Long Term

Congress is about to undertake what has become a recurring ritual: addressing the extension of production tax credits (PTC) and other benefits after they have already expired. The Senate Finance Committee is set next week to take up a tax-credit … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Projects on Preserved Farmland is a Win-Win

The Maryland legislature is poised to adopt legislation that would allow the location of wind and solar energy projects on small portions of farmland designated as preserved for agricultural use only. The measure, which moved through the Maryland House of … Continue reading

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CARB: Give Ethanol a Full Opportunity to Enhance Air Quality

Developments in California this week suggest a positive movement toward a more equitable policy for ethanol. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) held a workshop with staff and stakeholders this week to review materials that could – and should – … Continue reading

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It's Not a Sprint: Achieving Biofuel Goals Requires the Effort of a Marathon

EPA’s release this week of the latest rule governing vehicle emissions and fuel standards is a reminder that while regulations can raise the profile of biofuels, there are no “silver” policy bullets that absolutely assure the growth of biofuels to … Continue reading

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