Carbon-50 Co-Chair Carol Werner: "[t]his is a huge opportunity to get things right to align our policies, to build trust between Washington and the rest of the country and particularly rural America. So, that is the overarching priority and part of that means really making sure that we are doing right by agriculture."
Carbon-50 Advisory Council member Bill Miller says President Biden should think of Ohio as a leader in the effort to combat climate change; says, "the D.C. political crowd tends to assume we care far more about heavy industry than clean energy, but the truth is that Ohio has long been a hub of energy innovation."
"Armed with government support, the fossil fuel sector excels at consolidating market power ... [t]he sooner we fix the tax code, the sooner we’ll see a dramatic influx of investment in green jobs across all 50 states, where working families are ready to lead the charge for economy-wide change."
Carbon-50 Advisory Council member Carol Werner sets the record straight on the RFS; says the program "offers the Biden administration a powerful tool to shift America’s transportation sector toward renewables, including both low-carbon biofuels and biomass-based electricity."
50 former House and Senate leaders from 42 states - including Carbon-50 network members - sent a letter to Gina McCarthy stressing that “truly economy-wide change requires sustained political willpower, which will only come from a 50-state strategy that lifts working families – from coastal cities to farm country.”
George Miller (D-CA) talks about wind, solar, biofuels, and geothermal as together being cornerstones of securing "a mandate powerful enough the shatter the status quo."
Listen to Theresa Greenfield discuss the importance of an all-hands-on deck approach to climate.
Former CA Agriculture Secretary Kawamura and 14th NFU President Johnson talk about the importance of agriculture, biofuels, and soil management to complement our Paris commitments.
Past Presidents of the National Farmers Union point to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as a "powerful and often overlooked climate tool" to speed the transition to net-zero.
Michigan Farmers Union President says farm-based renewable energy is a central part of President Biden's commitment to stand “with those who till our land and sow our fields.”
Past President, MN Farmers Union, writes: "America's cropland is dotted with windmills, solar panels, and carbon capture technologies that will be vital to meeting the nation’s climate goals."