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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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EPA Failure to Update Lifecycle Assessment Sells Ethanol Benefits Short

News out of EPA last week caught few in the biofuel sector unaware. The agency’s inspector general (IG) issued a report finding EPA had failed to comply with the statutory requirement to provide a report every 3 years to Congress … Continue reading

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DOE Labs Report Touts Role of Mid-Level Ethanol Blends in Fighting Climate Change

A recent report released by three of the DOE national laboratories citing numerous benefits of using high-octane, mid-level ethanol blends in future engines is a welcome development for biofuel advocates and those of us in pursuit of the 25x’25 Vision. … Continue reading

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Draft TAR is Important Step in Emission Reduction Efforts, But Omits HOLC Discussion

The federal Department of Transportation, EPA and the California Air Resource Board (CARB) this week released the highly anticipated draft Technical Assessment Report (TAR), a 1,200-plus page document that is essentially a report card on the progress auto manufacturers are … 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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Automakers Continue Push for Cleaner, More Efficient Vehicles

In years past, the auto industry has been criticized for not taking greater initiative in changing the way it builds cars and light trucks to meet growing concerns over carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. But with the increases … Continue reading

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100-Percent Renewables Has Become a Readily Achievable Energy Strategy

When 25x’25 was founded just more than a decade ago, the idea of our nation’s farms, ranches and forestlands meeting 25 percent of the nation’s energy needs with renewable resources, all within 20 years, might have been seen as goal … Continue reading

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