(February 11, 2014) President Barack Obama last week signed a Farm Bill after a long grueling process to renew the bill, after the last one ended in 2012. This is the third Farm Bill to include an Energy Title since the first one was established in 2002. ELPC will provide more in-depth resources in coming days but a quick overview of key programs is available at FarmEnergy.org.
Posts Tagged ‘Clean Energy’
How will the Midwest respond to the U.S. EPA’s proposed changes to coal plant pollution standards? Listen to this E&E TV interview with ELPC Executive Director Howard Learner. Watch video.
A new report from the Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEE) claims that Ohio is home to at least 25, 410 clean energy jobs- more than the state’s forestry and mining sectors combined. AEE considers this a conservative count, as it only focuses on the “known universe” of clean energy companies. In 2009, Pew Charitable Trusts estimated that Ohio had 35,267 jobs related to clean energy.
The majority of jobs in the report are related to building materials and heating, cooling, and ventilation.
Read the report here.
A study by the National Renewable Energy Lab finds that renewable energy sources could supply eighty percent of the electricity demand by 2050, and by using only commercially available technologies. The report shows wind power as having the greatest potential for renewable generation in terms of kilowatt hours, although solar power would have the largest percent increase under the model.
Read more about the NREL report’s key findings here.
The Oct. 27th editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Wisconsin must grow cleaner energy jobs. Check it out.