Clean Energy News

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.

Farmers and Ranchers are on the Front Lines of Climate Change

My favorite part of my job at the Center for Rural Affairs is talking to rural people about issues that impact their lives. Sometimes these issues are less controversial, like encouraging young people and minorities to get started in farming, or providing assistance to disabled veterans who are rebuilding their lives in small towns with second careers in agriculture.

These are the easy conversations, ones that make you feel warm and fuzzy and inspire me to keep going as an organizer.

Rural People on the Front Lines of Climate Change

These past few weeks Center for Rural Affairs staff have been busy talking to rural people about climate change.

The economic health and vitality of rural communities is closely tied to industries dependent on a stable climate, like farming, ranching, forestry, and tourism. These industries employ rural people and keep our communities viable.

Wisconsin’s Badger-Coulee Transmission Line Project Moves Forward

A transmission project in Wisconsin took an important regulatory step this fall, after years of siting and community interaction, including challenges from those opposed to the project. The Badger-Coulee transmission line would run from the La Crosse area to Dane county, and is one of several multi-value projects. These projects are termed “multi-value” because they allow for greater system reliability, economic growth, and other benefits.

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