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Clean Energy and Jobs

Clean energy’s crucial role must not be overlooked in any discussion about the resurgence of manufacturing jobs in the Midwest’s energy sector. >>View Article 

Biofuels Are Important Part of Climate-Change Fight

Iowa is leading the nation when it comes to renewable energy. We already generate more of our power from wind — 27 percent — than any other state. In fact, we're on track to get as much as 50 percent of our power from wind by 2017. And last year, Iowa produced two times more biofuels than any other state — more than a quarter of the biofuels produced nationwide. >>View Article 

Poll Says Westerns OK with Renewables

It’s back to work for Congress this week, and according to a new bipartisan poll, Coloradans want Washington to continue work on legislation that supports renewable energy and public lands.The poll found that 69 percent of voters in western states support responsible renewable-energy development on public lands. >>View Article 

California Dreamin'

It’s no secret that the renewable energy industry is on fire. U.S. solar generation is set to double for the 7th straight year; the country has started pumping out cellulosic ethanol, a fuel made from non-food farm waste; there are 14 offshore wind projects nearing development; clean energy jobs doubled this quarter. So there’s no doubt that this renewable energy boom is yielding economic, environmental, and national security benefits across the U.S. But there’s also no doubt that the West is leading the way. >>View Article

Wind Energy Keeps Costs Low and Improves Reliability

September 11 -- Harvesting homegrown wind power improves our energy security and reliability by diversifying our energy mix and keeping energy costs low for consumers. For Americans to continue reaping these benefits, however, Congress must extend the renewable Production Tax Credit and Investment Tax Credit as soon as possible. That will provide wind power with the critical policy stability Congress has provided to other energy sources for the last 100 years. >>View Article

AB 32: Resist Attempts to Undercut California's Landmark Clean Energy Law

September 11 -- For years, California's largest greenhouse gas emitters have known what was coming under AB 32, our state's pioneering climate and clean energy law. Many have planned accordingly and have been doing things like implementing energy efficiency programs that positively impact the bottom line. However, some are making a last-ditch effort to change the rules. >>View Article


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