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USDA Re-Organization Must Align with 21st Century U.S. Agriculture

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s plan for reorganizing USDA, which is now subject to a public comment period that ends June 14, would create an under secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, realign department agencies under an under secretary … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Programs Can Help Meet Goals Espoused by the President

President Trump was generally lauded for the tone of his speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, when he offered a more positive and optimistic assessment of the nation’s future than he had in his inaugural address or … Continue reading

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Debate Over Executive Order Can Prompt New Look at Inconsistent Energy Regulations

Among the flurry of executive orders signed by President Trump in the past two weeks, one pertaining to regulatory oversight has drawn a share of controversy, yet it also opens up a conversation about current regulatory impediments to clean energy … Continue reading

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Too Early to Ascribe Long-Term Energy Plans from Trump Administration

There was obvious disappointment among clean energy advocates last Friday when the White House published on its website “An America First Energy Plan” that makes no mention of renewable energy or energy efficiency. President Donald Trump has made it clear … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy – A Major Economic Engine for Rural America

Since 9/11, this country – including more than half of the states – has taken significant steps to achieve the 25x’25 renewable energy goal. Over that time, sustained growth in renewable energy has been an economic boon to rural America, … Continue reading

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Distributed Generation Gets a Boost

The announcement this week by Duke Energy that the utility had acquired a controlling interest in REC Solar accelerates what has already been a fast track for distributed energy generation, a means seen by the as a way to boost … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons Why EPA Should Not Mess with the RFS

With reports now coming out of EPA that a final 2014 biofuel blending rule under the Renewable Fuel System (RFS) may not come before the end of September, the focus on what the RFS can do and what it does … Continue reading

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Dairy Innovation Honorees Reflect Industry Drive toward Clean Energy, Efficiency

The dairy industry this week recognized a number of its members for their commitment to stewardship and sustainability. It’s a show of appreciation that the 25x’25 Alliance would like to extend to the entire industry for its efforts to reduce … Continue reading

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Policy Makers, Regulators Need All of the Facts on ILUC

Indirect land use change (ILUC) has been finding its way regularly into the global biofuels discussion lately. The concept that the growth of feedstocks for biofuels is taking up food-crop acreage that must be replaced by converting non-food cropland in … 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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