Monthly Archives: April 2015

State Commitment to Renewables Seen in Formation of North Carolina Bioenergy Council

We devoted this space last week to detailing some of the policy challenges renewable energy stakeholders are facing in a variety of states, particularly from those in state legislatures that would move to weaken or repeal the Renewable Portfolio Standards … Continue reading

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Effort Needed Now More than Ever to Protect State Renewable Energy Standards

With the early weeks of spring come state legislatures entering the heart of their sessions and the serious efforts lawmakers across the country are putting into legislative initiatives that will impact their constituents for years to come. And as witnessed … Continue reading

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EIA Numbers Show 25x'25 Goal Remains Readily Obtainable

Given the resistance in some corners of Congress to the role of renewable energy in meeting the nation’s energy needs, questions sometimes arise as to the progress being made toward the 25x’25 goal. However, due to a number of renewable … Continue reading

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FFV Fleet Can Serve as Bridge to More Efficient, E30-Burning Vehicles

As highlighted previously in this blog, the Department of Energy (DOE) is supporting engine and vehicle research to investigate the potential of high-octane fuels to improve fuel economy. Given that ethanol has very high research octane number (RON), the alternative … Continue reading

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Emissions Target Offers Pathway to Stronger Renewable Energy Development

President Obama this week submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change the administration’s target to cut net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It’s an official confirmation of the U.S. target announced in China last year to reduce emissions … Continue reading

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