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U.S. Has Innovation, Determination to Return to Top of Global Clean Energy Market

Early on, the Trump administration announced with some fanfare its “America First” energy initiative, promising to take advantage of the nation’s untapped shale, oil and natural gas reserves, especially those on federal lands. The White House also expressed a very … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Advocates: Tell Congress to Stop BEATing Up on Renewables

For all of the bipartisan goodwill that was on display at the end of 2015 when Congress reauthorized and extended multiple tax credits for renewable energy technologies, it is disappointing to now see so many lawmakers willing to renege on … Continue reading

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Senate Needs Assurances that CEQ Nominee Will Support Renewable Energy

The nomination of Kathleen Hartnett-White as chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) comes to a critical stage in the Senate this week, and lawmakers would do well to get her commitment – before she is confirmed … Continue reading

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GAO Report Underscores Economic Imperative in Addressing Climate Change

A Gallup poll released earlier this year showed record percentages of Americans are concerned about global warming, believe it is occurring, consider it a serious threat and say it is caused by human activity. More than 70 percent recognize the … Continue reading

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Facing Challenges in DC, Renewable Energy Stakeholders Turn to States

Renewable energy advocates and stakeholders have found the current environment in Washington, DC, to be quite challenging, as it is increasingly complicated by the Trump administration’s moves to bolster fossil fuel technologies, while simultaneously attempting to diminish the benefits of … Continue reading

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National Clean Energy Week to Underscore Economic and Energy Security Benefits

Some of the nation’s leading clean energy organizations are bringing their forces together next week to observe the first annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), a public awareness and lobbying campaign that will focus on the economic and energy security … Continue reading

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Congress Should Sustain Support of Ag and Forestry Adaptation, Mitigation Practices

The debate underway in Congress this week on disaster relief spending in the wake of Hurricane Harvey has, as could be expected, raised contentions that the storm, which produced the most severe rain event in U.S. history, can be attributed … Continue reading

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DOE Grid Study Exposes Policy Irony

The release late Wednesday night of the long-awaited DOE grid study brought with it some relief for renewable energy advocates. The study, requested by Energy Secretary Rick Perry, verified what the DOE, the department’s national laboratories, academic and the energy … Continue reading

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Federal Climate Report Demands Action, Not Debate Over Semantics

Two events have conjoined on the national stage this week, serving to underscore the reality that climactic conditions continue to pose new challenges to agricultural and forestry producers that are working to adapt to those changes, and it has reinforced … Continue reading

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Policy Makers Need to Include Renewables in Planning for Power Needs

There is a growing debate within clean energy circles centered on some academic contentions that by 2050 this country can generate all its electricity from renewable technologies like wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower and biomass. It’s an incredibly ambitious goal, and … Continue reading

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