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Congress Must Maintain Commitments Made to a Clean Energy Future

Testimony from Energy Secretary Rick Perry before a House appropriations subcommittee Tuesday did little to ease concerns from clean energy advocates over a Trump administration budget proposal that wreaks havoc on his department’s research programs. Perry insisted that the cuts … Continue reading

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Lawmakers Should Push RVP Waiver Bill for E15 Immediately

Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) will hold a hearing before his Senate Environment and Public Works Committee next week on a measure the ethanol industry says is long overdue. The sector views the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S.517) as … Continue reading

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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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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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U.S. Farm Leaders Set to Promote Climate Smart Agriculture at COP21

An international summit of historic importance aimed at curbing climate change will take place in Paris starting next week and U.S. farm leaders, along with representatives from business and groups in the agriculture supply chain, will be there to share … Continue reading

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EPA OIG Plans to Look at RFS Lifecycle Impacts Should Be Good for Biofuels

The announcement by EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) that it will begin preliminary research on lifecycle impacts of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) should be good news for the biofuels industry, providing the agency’s investigators be fair and … Continue reading

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Policy Makers Must Put Production Tax Credits Back on Track

It’s easy to get a bit cynical when Congress registers some forward progress on extending tax benefits for renewable energy technologies. You only have to look back at Dec. 16 to get a little jaded. That’s when the previous Congress … Continue reading

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Value of Biofuels Goes Beyond Those With Direct Investment

Concerns over the future of biofuels in a future national energy strategy were aired before some pretty influential parties this week, as stakeholders ratchet up their defense of a federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that has promoted the development of … Continue reading

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End Energy Policy Uncertainty by Extending Tax Credits Long Term

Congress is about to undertake what has become a recurring ritual: addressing the extension of production tax credits (PTC) and other benefits after they have already expired. The Senate Finance Committee is set next week to take up a tax-credit … Continue reading

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U.S. Military's Pursuit of Renewable Energy Should Earn Support of Policy Makers

It’s encouraging to any renewable energy stakeholder and advocate to see headlines in the past few weeks detailing the military’s surging and aggressive support for cleaner alternatives in powering vehicles, planes and, more recently, installations and operations. Last week, the … Continue reading

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