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Boost Renewable Energy

by Tam Moore
Capital Press, August 20, 2004

The American Farm Bureau Federation, and state Farm Bureaus, are boosting federal and state laws that encourage alternate energy sources. Farm Bureau last week issued an eight-page update on the trend toward government renewable energy standards. Itís on the Internet at

Among objectives of the program are promotion of ethanol as a vehicle fuel, electricity rates that give credit for renewable energy generation, and wind generation of electricity.

A Minnesota law that required 10 percent of vehicle fuel sold in that state is credited with boosting ethanol production from corn and soybeans. Farm Bureau did not have information comparing energy costs for producing the biofuel with the energy produced.

Tam Moore
Boost Renewable Energy
Capital Press, August 20, 2004

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