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August 22 -- Sometimes, it's a guilty pleasure to be able to say, "We told you so." But in this case, we're confirming a trend that is good news for American consumers, so we feel no guilt at all. >>View Article

August 16 -- Congress shouldn't weaken the Renewable Fuel Standard, which commits our country to using increasing quantities of clean-burning biofuels. >>View Article

August 9 -- As former commissioners of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, we object to your July 30 editorial "Ron Binz's Rules for Radicals" criticizing Ron Binz, the president's nominee to chair the FERC, and implying that the FERC is pursuing an agenda unconstrained by law or national policy. >>View Article

August 8 -- As two of Michigan’s more than 20,000 corn farmers, we are not surprised by the recent actions of the major oil companies or shocked by how they are portraying the “evils of ethanol.” We’ve been hearing the same, tired arguments for years that rely on scare tactics rather than facts. >>View Article

August 6 -- In June, within the span of two days, I found myself in the seat of the European government and in the capital of an African nation that wants to lead its continent into the future. On the surface, Brussels, home of the European parliament, and Algiers, the capital of quickly growing Algeria, might not have much in common. >>View Article

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 13:44

RFS Hasn't Hurt The Poultry Industry

August 6 -- I followed with interest the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearings concerning the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). I became very skeptical of the statements by those representing the livestock and poultry sectors of agriculture when, in a very complex economy, they are able to find a single cause, the RFS, for all the perceived or real challenges confronting their industry. So I did some research on the 2003-2007, pre-RFS period and compared it to the 2008-2012 period that followed enactment of the law. >>View Article

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:02

Hydropower And The Dams

July 24 -- To the Editor: In “Down Comes Another Dam” (editorial, July 22), you applaud the removal of a dam on the lower Penobscot River in Maine. >>View Article

July 12 -- The recent news that Statoil North America has decided to put its plans for a floating offshore wind project in Maine on hold is disturbing at many levels. The message Maine has just sent to the business community here and abroad is that we do not honor our commitments and therefore people cannot count on Maine as a place in which to make long-term investments. >>View Article

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