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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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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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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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GAO Reports Show Policy Makers Must Commit to RFS Goals

Two reports issued this week by the General Accounting Office (GAO) are being touted – unsurprisingly – by critics of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as proof of the biofuel-blending mandate’s failings. But, just as those who in the past … Continue reading

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