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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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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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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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Solar Interests, Utilities, State Regulators Join to Pursue Clean Energy

Even with the degree of uncertainty in the future promotion of renewable energy by the federal government, sparks of clean energy growth are continuously appearing in states across the country. Political, business and consumer leaders are working together at the … Continue reading

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Out-of-Touch Federal Policies Will Not Deter Growth of Clean Energy

Seeking to weaken EPA’s authority to regulate carbon, while boosting domestic energy production from fossil fuels, President Trump this week signed an executive order that suspended, rescinded or flagged for review more than a half-dozen standing regulations and other measures. … 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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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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