Monthly Archives: April 2016

Climate Pact Signing Underscores Role of Agriculture, Forestry in Providing Solutions

The United States was joined at the UN last Friday – Earth Day – by more than 170 nations to sign the formal climate agreement that came out of two weeks of negotiations in Paris back in December. The pact … Continue reading

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Those Who Work the Land Embrace the Principles of Earth Day

The observation of Earth Day on Friday has its origins going back 46 years when a UN resolution launched the day. It became a national phenomenon when that same year, Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson proclaimed it an environmental teach-in and … Continue reading

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Evidence Shows EPA Should Boost Lifecycle GHG Benefits of Ethanol

Ethanol advocates have long called into question the data EPA has used in projecting the lifecycle analysis for ethanol and gasoline under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The agency has consistently used outdated – thus inaccurate – information that … Continue reading

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Redefining 'Biomass' Would Better Meet GHG Reduction Targets

Welcome news for biomass advocates came out last week from the Brookings Institution, a prestigious, nonpartisan Washington-based policy think tank. They published a paper asserting that a small “tweak” to the federal statutory language defining “renewable biomass” could “go a … Continue reading

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