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Opportunities for Agriculture in the Clean Energy Partnership Act
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Hosted by the Ag Carbon Market Working Group, the Bipartisan Policy Center,  and American Farmland Trust

The lead Senate staff that developed the Clean Energy Partnerships Act (CEPA) will walk you through the key provisions of the legislation that is an important step to allow agriculture new markets for clean energy and carbon reduction practices on the farm.

The CEPA bill will create partnerships among manufacturing, utilities, agriculture, and forestry to reduce costs now as we transition to a clean energy economy tomorrow. You'll hear how the legislation “offsets” the use of fossil fuels by investing in agriculture and forestry practices that capture and store carbon.

CEPA is co-sponsored by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and  Max Baucus (D-MT), along with Senators Mark Begich (D-AK), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN),  and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The bill was crafted with additional Senators from key manufacturing and agricultural states and has the broad support of organizations and leaders in manufacturing, business, agriculture, forestry, and conservation.

Featured Speakers

  • Chris Adamo; Legislative Counsel, Office of Senator Stabenow (D-MI)
  • Catharine Ransom; Senior Climate and Environmental Adviser; Office of Senator Baucus (D-MT)
  • Vanessa Stiffler-Claus; Manager of Federal Affairs; John Deere

Background Reading

Overview of Clean Energy Partnerships Act:

Agriculture’s Role in Clean Energy and Climate Change:

Economic Effects of Clean Energy Legislation on Agriculture:

Facts About Climate Change Legislation:

For more information please contact Sara Brodnax, Director of Analysis, The Clark Group, LLC at 202-544-8200 or sarabrodnax@clarkgroupllc.com

American Farmland Trust