Tag Archives: Renewable Fuel Standard

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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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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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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USDA Analysis Reaffirms Ethanol Benefits; Caps Vilsack Clean Energy Legacy

Understandably those in the ethanol industry responded to USDA’s research released last week demonstrating the emissions-reducing benefits of ethanol by saying: “Yeah, that’s what we’ve been telling you for years!” Be assured that industry leaders were elated by the report, … 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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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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Commitment to Renewable Energy is a Commitment to Rural America

Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States and his campaign is to be commended for earning the support of rural America – a voting constituency that most analysts say assured his election. We hope that … Continue reading

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