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MDA grants help support Mississippi recycling and reuse projects

By Haley Rischar

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) has recently announced the winners of the “Pitch in the V-Quad” competition, an opportunity for Mississippi innovators to showcase potential advancements in energy and agriculture technology.


New Missouri Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program

The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) recently announced the Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program (BIIP) to increase the distribution and use of biofuels in the state of Missouri. Funds will be awarded to fuel retailers, fuel distributors, terminal companies or fleet operations that dispense, or will soon store or dispense, ethanol blends of E15 or higher or biodiesel blends of B6 or higher.


Rep. AGs appeal social costs of greenhouse gas lawsuit

By Sebastien Malo Photo: Vincent West , Reuters

Missouri’s attorney general and his Republican peers from a dozen states have appealed the ruling of a St. Louis federal judge who tossed their claims alleging that President Joe Biden exceeded his powers in an executive order that restored Obama-era levels of the costs of climate change when making policy.


Ordinance would essentially ban wind farms in Boone County

By James Owen

Boone County residents value clean, affordable wind energy as an important part of our future. In a statewide ballot measure supporting a renewable energy standard, county voters supported it by a two-thirds majority.


Scientists detail role of climate change in Ida’s intensity

By Zack Budryk and Rachel Frazin

A combination of climate-related factors such as warm ocean temperatures and increased sea level rise helped fuel Hurricane Ida and its path of destruction, scientists said.


Climate change is making hurricanes stronger, slower and wetter. Ida checked all the boxes

By Rachel Ramirez

Human-caused climate change is making hurricanes more dangerous. They are producing more rainfall, moving slower once they make landfall and generating larger storm surges along the coast. Hurricane Ida was a prime example of those changes, and scientists say storms like this will become more common as the planet warms.


Missouri Wetlands Could Hold Smallest Weapon For Fighting Climate Change

By Arpita Bose and Emily Davenport

But the discovery that they are also in fresh water wetlands could open the door to a natural means of sequestering carbon dioxide, a major contributor to global warming.


Embracing energy sustainability becoming focus for businesses

By Alex Simone Photo: Roeslein Alternative Energy

Northwest Missouri isn’t often thought of as a hub for alternative energy utilization, some local companies are making large commitments to go carbon-negative. Smithfield Foods Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy celebrated the 10th anniversary last week on a Princeton, Missouri, based project capturing natural gas by using swine manure.

Northwest Missouri isn’t often thought of as a hub for alternative energy utilization, some local companies are making large commitments to go carbon-negative.


Missouri to get $9 billion+ from federal infrastructure package — where will the money go?

By Gallen Bacharier Photo: Nathan Papes , Springfield - News Leader

Missouri is expected to receive more than $9 billion in federal infrastructure funding over the next five years, part of the trillion-dollar bipartisan package that has been the center of debate and policymaking in Congress for months.


Hog manure makes renewable energy

Photo: Mindy Ward

Smithfield Foods and Roeslein Alternative Energy marked their 10 years of partnership by completing installation of renewable natural gas technology on nearly all Smithfield company-owned farms in Missouri.