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Bills Offer First Energy Policy Advance in 10 Years; Boost to Farm Energy Programs

Legislation currently pending in Congress offers a path to the nation’s first major energy policy breakthrough in 10 years, while another measure would strengthen renewable energy and energy efficiency programs important to rural America. On the broader scale, S. 1460, … Continue reading

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Congress Should Sustain Support of Ag and Forestry Adaptation, Mitigation Practices

The debate underway in Congress this week on disaster relief spending in the wake of Hurricane Harvey has, as could be expected, raised contentions that the storm, which produced the most severe rain event in U.S. history, can be attributed … 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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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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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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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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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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