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Congress Must Maintain Commitments Made to a Clean Energy Future

Testimony from Energy Secretary Rick Perry before a House appropriations subcommittee Tuesday did little to ease concerns from clean energy advocates over a Trump administration budget proposal that wreaks havoc on his department’s research programs. Perry insisted that the cuts … Continue reading

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Lawmakers Should Push RVP Waiver Bill for E15 Immediately

Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) will hold a hearing before his Senate Environment and Public Works Committee next week on a measure the ethanol industry says is long overdue. The sector views the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S.517) as … Continue reading

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Congress Must Reject White House Budget Plan, Support Rural America

The 25x’25 Alliance joined multiple other energy, farm and rural America advocacy groups Tuesday in expressing our extreme disappointment with President Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal 2018. The spending plan proposed by the White House, however, does not come as … Continue reading

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Recess Offers Chance to Share Value of Renewable Energy Benefits with Lawmakers

With their two-week Easter recess under way, members of Congress are back home using the time away from Washington to visit with, and hear from, constituents about the issues that concern them and impact their lives. We urge renewable energy … Continue reading

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RFS Rule Undercuts U.S. Commitment to Reducing GHGs

It was with some ironic bemusement that biofuel advocates read the headlines from the mainstream media that said the Obama administration “raised’ the biofuel blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule announced this week by EPA. Of course, … Continue reading

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EPA OIG Plans to Look at RFS Lifecycle Impacts Should Be Good for Biofuels

The announcement by EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) that it will begin preliminary research on lifecycle impacts of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) should be good news for the biofuels industry, providing the agency’s investigators be fair and … Continue reading

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White House Needs Political Courage to Support RFS Targets, Climate Goals

DOE late last week issued its second Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR), which department officials say examines the current status of clean energy technologies and identifies hundreds of clean energy research opportunities. One of the more significant themes coming out of … Continue reading

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Policy Makers Must Put Production Tax Credits Back on Track

It’s easy to get a bit cynical when Congress registers some forward progress on extending tax benefits for renewable energy technologies. You only have to look back at Dec. 16 to get a little jaded. That’s when the previous Congress … Continue reading

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Efficiency Measure Can Serve as Foundation for Comprehensive Energy Strategy

One amendment added this week to the Senate’s Keystone pipeline bill that carries significance to clean energy stakeholders is the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency measure, a narrowly drawn piece of legislation that has broad bipartisan support in both houses. The measure … 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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