Monthly Archives: April 2014

Distributed Generation Offers Wide Economic, Environmental Benefits

It should come as no surprise that those who would protect their fossil-fuel-based energy interests at any cost have spread their attacks to target not only the Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS, or renewable energy standards) established in nearly 30 states, … Continue reading

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Family Farms Play Key Role in Achieving the 25x'25 Renewable Energy Vision

In observation of the International Year of the Family Farmer, the following blog was written for the National Farmers Union by 25x’25 executive committee co-chairs Read Smith, a Washington state grain grower and former president of the National Association of … Continue reading

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Mitigating Climate Change with Renewable Energy

More than 1,250 international experts, nearly 1,200 scenarios analyzed, nearly 10,000 references to existing studies, two reviews soliciting tens of thousands of expert comments, and a summary approved line by line by representatives of 195 member governments. The effort with … Continue reading

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Advanced Biofuels: Creating Jobs and Lowering Prices at the Pump

The following guest blog was authored by Sumesh M. Arora, vice president of the non-profit group, Innovate Mississippi, and director of the organization’s Strategic Biomass Solutions program. Arora recently testified on advanced biofuels before the Senate Agriculture Committee. 2014 is … Continue reading

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Value of Biofuels Goes Beyond Those With Direct Investment

Concerns over the future of biofuels in a future national energy strategy were aired before some pretty influential parties this week, as stakeholders ratchet up their defense of a federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that has promoted the development of … Continue reading

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Anti-Biomass Propaganda Paints Misleading Portrait of Beneficial Energy Source

The following guest blog is from Bill Carson, Principal of Carlson Small Power Consultants of Redding, CA. Over the last decade, Carlson has consulted in the development of 12 small biomass cogeneration facilities. Over a forty year career in energy, … Continue reading

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Biofuels: When the Quest for 'Perfect' Becomes the Enemy of the Good

Risk is a word closely associated with the agriculture industry ‑ and rightfully so. Farming and ranching are some of the most risk-prevalent callings on the planet, given the vagaries of weather, markets, soil conditions, technology and dozens of other … Continue reading

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