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From the Ground Up: Confronting Community Concerns in Clean Energy

Yesterday we released an important clean energy report. It examinines clashes that can arise between communities and transmission line developers, based on experiences in real communities. And it proposes a set of solutions to the key issues. The report is called From the Gound Up: Addressing Key Community Concerns in Clean Energy Transmission.

More Renewables? Not So Fast!

Wind energy displaces nearly 100 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. Though impressive, that is only a fraction of the six billion metric tons of carbon dioxide produced annually in the U.S. Much of this is a result of electricity generation, the largest source of greenhouse gases nationwide.

Keep Your Eye on the Money

You can learn a lot about how or why certain decisions are made if you follow the money. For four decades the Center has been doing just that.

Ground-breaking Center for Rural Affairs reports from our early years were—at their core—an analysis of how money and investment trends were affecting small towns, family farmers, and rural people.

This included our early report, Who Will Sit Up with the Corporate Sow?, which documented the financing trends that underscored the initial industrialization of hog farming in this country.

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