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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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Latest EIA Energy Forecast Should Catalyze Renewable Energy Stakeholders to Act

News coming out of the DOE’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) this week has certainly been greeted by the fossil fuel industry with considerable enthusiasm. The EIA says U.S. oil production is headed to some record levels in a few years; … Continue reading

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Many Have Stake in Maintaining RFS Certainty

Disappointment, outrage, confusion, “betrayal,” “punch to the gut,” “pulls the rug out,” “huge step backwards” – all are characterizations of the reactions from the renewable energy sector over the administration’s proposal announced last week to slash biofuel blending requirements under … Continue reading

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Shutdown, Farm Bill Inaction Undermines Rural Clean Energy Initiatives

Last week’s expiration of the 2008 Farm Bill and the shutdown of the government due to partisan conflict in Congress have hobbled clean energy initiatives that have helped boost the economy of rural America and facilitated this country’s path forward … Continue reading

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