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NEWS UPDATE January 15, 2013

Vilsack to remain atop USDA for Obama’s 2nd term

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted January 15, 2013

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will remain on board for President Obama’s second term, Department of Agriculture and White House officials confirmed today. [ read more … ]

Clean, green options lacking as airlines seek alternatives to petroleum

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted January 15, 2013

There’s an old saying in the aviation business: Lift is a gift, but thrust is a must.
Behind the truism is a harsh reality for airlines trying to reduce their emissions and slash sky-high fuel costs. It takes a lot of petroleum to get an airplane going, and electrifying the fleet is not an option. So airlines are scrambling for cleaner, greener and cheaper fuels. “We would be fools not to ensure that we have some alternative going forward,” said John Heimlich, vice president and chief economist at Airlines 4 America, a consortium of 11 airlines. “We don’t want to be the only industry left behind without any form of alternative energy.” [ read more … ]

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