The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) posted meeting materials and an updated agenda for the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Spring meeting, to be held in Denver, CO, April 19-21, 2017. Documents are posted on the Spring 2017 NOSB meeting webpage.
“The consequence of the SAVE Act would be to crush competition”
Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) is calling attention to dangerous state-level legislation that would restrict the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology.
“The advent of potentially revolutionary advances in energy security promised by AV technology is being threatened by efforts to erect barriers to competition and predetermine winners and losers. SAFE warns the Safe Autonomous Vehicle Act will serve as an attack on AV innovations that are so crucial to improving the nation’s energy security and economic growth,” remarked SAFE’s President and CEO Robbie Diamond.
‘We will hold Trump admin accountable for any clean energy setbacks’
The following is a statement from Earthjustice Vice President of Litigation for Climate & Energy Abigail Dillen in response to today’s Senate confirmation of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to head the Department of Energy (DOE):
National business groups, citing government statistics, say jobs providing cleaner energy options equal those in retail stores, twice those in building construction
Today, national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs – equal to the employment of retail stores across the country, and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report.