Renewable Energy

Our vision is an energy system that relies heavily on renewable sources of electricity and fuels to meet our needs for electricity, heating, cooling and transportation. GPI’s current efforts to promote clean sources of electricity are described above under our “energy infrastructure” section. Areas of focus on renewable fuels include:

  • Growing the nation’s renewable biogas and biomethane industry.
  • Turning abundant organic “wastes” into renewable energy.
  • Supporting the commercialization and scale-up of next-gen biofuels (from non-food sources).
  • Promoting bioproducts and chemicals as a growth strategy for modern biorefineries. 


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