Energy

Congress Considers Impacts of Biofuel Mandates on Fuel and Food Prices

2022-08-04T10:19:29-04:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/Leonid Sorokin As the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, international commodity prices for fuel and food remain higher than ever, including in the United States.  U.S. allies in western Europe are evaluating their domestic biofuel policies as the global crisis caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine causes continued food shortages and [...]

Congress Considers Impacts of Biofuel Mandates on Fuel and Food Prices2022-08-04T10:19:29-04:00

State Lawmakers React to Surge in Gas Prices

2022-03-13T20:19:00-04:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/wingedwolf Amid the rising surge in gas prices, state lawmakers and governors around the nation are proposing various solutions to help provide some sort of relief at the pump for consumers. However, not all states are taking action, and some states may be unlikely to take any action at all, such as Alabama [...]

State Lawmakers React to Surge in Gas Prices2022-03-13T20:19:00-04:00

Legislation Banning Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment

2021-10-19T20:48:37-04:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay  As states continue to address the need to reduce carbon dioxide and other air pollution, California made the news recently when Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation that will eventually ban the sale of gas-powered lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and chainsaws. While many localities around the [...]

Legislation Banning Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment2021-10-19T20:48:37-04:00

September 17th Edition of the DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Cash Bail, Redistricting, Marijuana, and Newsom Survives the California Recall

2021-09-17T16:50:31-04:00

Digital collage image and collage by Ryan Stevens; image sources by Gordon Johnson, Clker-Free-Vector-Images, & Paula Wood from Pixabay    A lot of focus was spent this week on California Governor Gavin Newsom surviving a recall election effort, but lawmakers and other governors across the country were also busy this week on issues ranging from COVID-19 to [...]

September 17th Edition of the DMGS State Capital Weekly Recap: Cash Bail, Redistricting, Marijuana, and Newsom Survives the California Recall2021-09-17T16:50:31-04:00

Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Update

2021-09-13T17:30:08-04:00

Digital image by Ryan Stevens; image sources by 1778011 & Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay  The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a program Congress created in 2005 intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the renewable fuels sector while reducing the reliance on foreign oil.  A particular aspect of the RFS program, Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), has caused [...]

Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Update2021-09-13T17:30:08-04:00

Renewable Energy Legislation: Pathways to 100% Clean Energy

2021-04-21T09:14:07-04:00

Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image sources by seagul and Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay  Renewable portfolio standards (RPSs) are regulatory mandates to increase the production of energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar, biomass and other alternatives to fossil and nuclear electric generation. States have been actively making changes to their RPSs through renewable energy legislation.  Generally, [...]

Renewable Energy Legislation: Pathways to 100% Clean Energy2021-04-21T09:14:07-04:00
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