Bennet Secures Clean Energy Provisions in Senate Farm Bill to Boost Rural Economies

Provisions include funding, enhanced eligibility, and research into innovative technologies

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, this week secured a number of clean energy provisions in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Co), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) secured an amendment in today’s appropriations bill that would lay the groundwork for the bipartisan Energy Jobs for Our Heroes Act of 2018 to help veterans gain the training and credentials necessary to secure good-paying jobs in the low- and zero-carbon emissions energy industry.

Senate Agriculture Committee Approves Farm Bill

Bipartisan bill includes Bennet-led wins for Coloradans, Awaits Floor Action

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, joined a 20-1 bipartisan majority to approve the 2018 Farm Bill.

Bennet Applauds Bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill

Legislation would mean vital investments and certainty for U.S. providers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today applauded the 2018 Farm Bill ahead of tomorrow’s scheduled bill markup.

Ahead of Farm Bill, Bennet Introduces Legislation to Create Jobs and Build Rural Clean Energy Economy

Three Bennet bills—co-sponsored by Gardner, Merkley, and Whitehouse—would expand funding eligibility for clean energy projects

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced three bills to boost rural economic opportunities by expanding U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding eligibility for clean energy projects. This funding would help improve electric grid security, create more energy choices for businesses, and advance the development and deployment of low-carbon, clean energy technologies—all in rural communities throughout the country.

Bennet, Gardner Announce Funding for NREL to Advance Solar Energy Technologies

NREL Selected As One of Three Teams to Compete for $25 Million to Develop System that Lowers Electricity Costs

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) today announced the Department of Energy is awarding $8 million to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden to advance high-temperature concentration solar power (CSP) technologies.