Posts tagged “NRDC”
A battle between governmental agencies pits the Obama administration against the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
It should come as no surprise that the first copy of the full text of Sen. Klobuchar’s energy bill was found on a corn ethanol industry association website; the bill reads like the industry’s wish list. Klobuchar says she’s trying to broaden the base of support for an energy bill and increase our reliance on renewable energy. These are good goals, but giveaways to old corn ethanol will counter act and undermine much of the benefits that the Senator claims to be seeking. Today’s corn ethanol is mature and mainstream and, unfortunately, generally causes more global warming pollution than gasoline. Klobuchar’s bill would lavish over $30 billion on the ethanol and oil industries, it would pull the rug out from… Continue»
About to hop a plane for Europe, but wanted to share with you a new map from the NRDC that I think is extremely cool: Renewable Energy Map for the U.S. I like this map for two reasons. First, it shows the renewable energy possibilities across the country (solar, wind, cellulosic biomass, and biogas). But second, you can filter by planned and existing facilities for wind, advanced biofuels, and biogas. (However, I think some of the ones that they have called “existing” are not yet producing anything). There are a lot of small facilities that I have never heard of, and need to investigate when I have some time. Offline now for a day or so as I make the… Continue»