Assistant Secretary Karsner Testifies on Biofuels Legislation

Washington, DC [] The U.S. DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) reports [04/12] that Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Alexander Karsner appeared before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the U.S. Senate to discuss current legislation and future biofuels production targets. Karsner outlined the President’s 20 in 10 Initiative to reduce gasoline usage by 20% in the next decade and addressed legislation being considered by the committee. He also highlighted the research and development programs of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy as well as the coordinated planning efforts being undertaken across the federal government to promote use of alternative and renewable energy.
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Jennifer Runyon has been studying and reporting about the world's transition to clean energy since 2007. As editor of the world's largest renewable energy publication, Renewable Energy World, she observed, interviewed experts about, and reported on major clean energy milestones including Germany's explosive growth of solar PV, the formation and development of the U.S. onshore wind industry, the U.K. offshore wind boom, China's solar manufacturing dominance, the rise of energy storage, the changing landscape for utilities and grid operators and much, much, more. Today, in addition to managing content on POWERGRID International, she also serves as the conference advisory committee chair for DISTRIBUTECH, a globally recognized conference for the transmission and distribution industry. You can reach her at

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