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Perdue Confirmation Hearing Underscores Role of Ag in the 21st Century

Today a confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, is finally taking place. Assuming he is eventually confirmed by the Senate, he will take the helm of a federal agency whose constituencies and … Continue reading

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White House Budget Proposal Endangers Clean Energy Efforts and Rural America

President Trump this week unveiled his first budget plan, a $1.1-trillion, 62-page “blueprint” that calls for massive cuts to programs important to rural America and renewable energy interests. The new budget proposal is more a statement of Trump’s priorities than … Continue reading

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U.S. Military Continues Push for Renewables

An extensive analysis published earlier this month by Reuters news service offers in full detail the reasons why clean energy alternatives continue to be pursued by what can best be described as the largest special interest in this country – … Continue reading

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Balance Needed in Meeting Transportation Fuel Challenges of the Future

As it does every year, the National Ethanol Conference this week in San Diego generated a considerable amount of policy discussion. Highlighting that talk was the arrival of a letter from President Trump reiterating his strong support for ethanol and … 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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With a New Administration Comes Opportunity to Address Policy Shortfalls

As Donald Trump prepares to assume the presidency next week, it is appropriate to take a moment to appreciate the remarkable progress that the renewable energy sector has made, even in just the past year, as well as what opportunities … Continue reading

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States Making Case for Needed Growth in Renewable Energy

2016 closed out last month with a flurry of activity that underscores the leadership states are bringing to renewable energy throughout the country. As we noted in this space last month, determined state policy makers have demonstrated that there are … 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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Businesses Get the Benefits of Renewable Energy

We used our blog last week to remind clean energy advocates that despite lingering policy uncertainty as a new administration comes to Washington, individual states continue to demonstrate that they are leading drivers of renewable energy development across the country. … Continue reading

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States Taking the Lead in Renewable Energy Growth

While there may be some uncertainty as to how renewable energy policy may play out in Washington over the next few years, ongoing developments at the state level demonstrate the persistent strength of policy leadership being demonstrated across the country. … Continue reading

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