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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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Pruitt, EPA Should Heed Court Ruling, Boost RFS Biofuel Blending Levels

In a radio interview in Iowa late last week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made pretty clear the rational that went into his agency proposing lower levels of cellulosic biofuels, advanced biofuels, and total renewable fuels that would be required for … Continue reading

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Combustion Engines are Not Going Anywhere for Quite A While

The following guest blog has been written by Reg Modlin, the former director of regulatory affairs at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, where he served for more than 43 years. He is currently a senior advisor to the Ag-Auto-Ethanol Work Group, … 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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Military Pursuit of Clean Energy is a Logistical, Operational Necessity

For the past decade, the U.S. military has developed tactical, logistical and operational strategies with the belief that climate change is real and will be a growing source of conflict around the world. At the same time, the Pentagon has … 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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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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Initiative Readies Biofuels for Future High-Performance, Low-Carbon Engines

Research efforts to simultaneously transform both transportation fuels and vehicles to maximize performance and energy efficiency, while also minimizing environmental impact and accelerating widespread adoption of innovative combustion strategies, have reached a major milestone this month. The Co-Optimization of Fuels … Continue reading

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