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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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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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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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Feds Should Support Broader U.S. Solar Industry in Trade Dispute

The solar industry has been severely distressed in recent months by a petition before federal trade officials seeking penalty tariffs on imported solar cells and panels. In the last week, the issue was thrust to an even higher profile as … Continue reading

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Mississippi Power Underscores Role of Clean Energy on the Grid

Mississippi Power and its parent organization, Southern Company, have had what most people would generously call a “rough” couple of weeks. Under direct pressure from the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC), utility executives have determined that the Kemper County Energy … Continue reading

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White House 'Energy Week' Should Also Support Renewables

The White House has designated this as Energy Week, which will be marked by several events where President Trump or key cabinet members will – as stated on Monday by an administration spokeswoman – speak on the administration’s commitment “to … Continue reading

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