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Jake Caldwell

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Bad Seeds Report
Poorly designed and ineffective agricultural subsidy programs weaken the competitiveness of our nation’s farmers and rural communities, drain taxpayer resources, and should be reformed. (AP/Nati Harnik)

Bad Seeds

Report from Jake Caldwell argues for reform of our direct payment agricultural subsidy programs, which could save $35 billion by 2020.

Jake Caldwell

Feeding Japan in Crisis Article

Feeding Japan in Crisis

Jake Caldwell calls for U.S. and international emergency aid to help Japan meet higher food-import needs amid global volatility in food prices.

Jake Caldwell

A Devastating Perfect Storm Article

A Devastating Perfect Storm

Jake Caldwell explains why a confluence of factors is making a bad situation worse for the world’s poor, with possible cuts to U.S. food aid just over the horizon.

Jake Caldwell

Making Egypt More Food Secure Article
Egyptians buy government-subsidized bread from a bakery in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt has spent $4 billion a year, or 1.8 percent of GDP, on its bread subsidization program in an attempt to insulate the 40 percent of Egyptians living on less than $2 a day from inflation. But prices continue to rise. (AP/Hossam Ali)

Making Egypt More Food Secure

Jake Caldwell outlines the dangers to Egypt’s food supply and how the United States can help as the country undergoes profound changes.

Jake Caldwell

EPA and Greenhouse Gases 101 Article
The nation’s fossil fuel power plants, such as this coal-fueled plant in Washington pictured above, and oil refineries are collectively responsible for 40 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions per year. (AP/Ted S. Warren)

EPA and Greenhouse Gases 101

Jake Caldwell on why preventing the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act is dangerous and a threat to public health.

Jake Caldwell

Fine Tuning Our Biofuels Policy Article
This type of woody biomass is a a pellet made with wood waste and a small amount of plastic binder and is part of the next generation of biofuels. (AP/John Flesher)

Fine Tuning Our Biofuels Policy

Jake Caldwell runs through recently announced USDA and EPA biofuels policy measures and how they can be improved to reap the greatest economic and environmental benefits.

Jake Caldwell

The Coming Food Crisis In the News

The Coming Food Crisis

Global food security is stretched to the breaking point, and Russia's fires and Pakistan's floods are only making a bad situation worse, write John Podesta and Jake Caldwell in Foreign Policy.

John Podesta, Jake Caldwell

End the Raids on Clean Energy Funding Article
Project developer Stephan Noe is dwarfed by one of the 400-foot-high wind turbines at the Crescent Ridge Windpower Project near Tiskilwa, IL. Federal loan guarantees help ensure that projects like Noe's can move forward. (AP/Charles Rex Arbogast)

End the Raids on Clean Energy Funding

Congress’s further cuts to federal loan guarantees for clean energy projects are a big mistake, write Jake Caldwell and Richard Caperton.

Jake Caldwell, Richard W. Caperton

A New Clean Energy Deployment Administration Article
Renewable energy industries, such as wind, solar (pictured here), biofuels and geothermal are in dire need of immediate help. The renewable industry needs three things: stable demand, secure financing, and the appropriate infrastructure for success. (AP/Antonio Carrapato)

A New Clean Energy Deployment Administration

Growing the renewables market requires comprehensive energy legislation that provides financing tools, in addition to a price signal, write Jake Caldwell and Richard Caperton.

Jake Caldwell, Richard W. Caperton

Staying Competitive in a Cleaner World Article
A crane segregates waste in a dump yard on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India. Major greenhouse gas and energy-intensive industries in the United States and the European Union are worried that relative inaction on the part of certain major emitting developing countries such as India will produce competitive challenges. (AP/Mahesh Kumar A)

Staying Competitive in a Cleaner World

The United States and the European Union should cooperate and use carbon tariffs cautiously to ensure we can stay competitive while addressing global warming, writes Jake Caldwell.

Jake Caldwell

Taking Biofuels to the Next Level Article
Palm tree farmer Dylan Bailey explains the process of growing the  jatropha plant in Delray Beach, FL, on June 12, 2009. The jatropha plant is a source of biofuel that can contribute to cut  our oil dependence and diversify our energy alternatives. (AP/Alan Diaz)

Taking Biofuels to the Next Level

Biofuels can play a direct role in diversifying our energy sources and contribute to cutting our oil dependence, writes Jake Caldwell.

Jake Caldwell

Real Money for Farmers Article
The Mountaineer Wind Energy Center on Backbone Mountain near Thomas, West Virginia. (AP/Dale Sparks)

Real Money for Farmers

Jake Caldwell outlines how comprehensive clean energy legislation can help raise farmers’ incomes while delivering a healthier climate for all Americans.

Jake Caldwell

On the Road to Better Biofuels Article
A field of jatropha plants that is a source of biofuel. The trees cost $6 to $7 each, can be grown 400 to an acre, and produce more than two gallons of oil apiece each season at maturity. (AP/Alan Diaz)

On the Road to Better Biofuels

The Environmental Protection Agency’s new standard gives farmers and green industries needed guidance alongside necessary scientific review, writes Jake Caldwell

Jake Caldwell

Low-Carbon Fuels Done Right Article
Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, answers questions concerning new low-carbon fuel rules during a news conference in Sacramento, CA, April 23, 2009. (AP/Rich Pedroncelli)

Low-Carbon Fuels Done Right

California makes move to even cleaner fuels in fight against global warming, writes Jake Caldwell. It’s the way of the future.

Jake Caldwell

Climate Change and International Competitiveness Article
Workers prepare molten stainless steel before it is poured into a mold at a foundry in Pevely, MO. While President Barack Obama looks for global consensus on climate solutions, Congress needs to ensure the United States moves forward domestically to build a competitive clean-energy economy. (AP/Jeff Roberson)

Climate Change and International Competitiveness

President Obama wants a global accord to combat climate change, but the U.S. Congress needs to ensure we can move forward to create a competitive low-carbon economy, says Jake Caldwell.

Jake Caldwell

Doha’s Last Gasp for 2008? Article
U.S. trade representative Susan Schwab speaks during a press conference after the opening of the World Trade Organization ministerial summit in Geneva, Switzerland, on July 21, 2008. (AP/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

Doha’s Last Gasp for 2008?

Jake Caldwell outlines what needs to happen to salvage the Doha Round negotiations as the World Trade Organization meets this week in Geneva.

Jake Caldwell

Food Price Crisis 101 Article
Red Cross volunteers distribute food in Chisinau, Moldova where droughts over four of the past five years have severely limited the food supply. (AP/John McConnico)

Food Price Crisis 101

The world food system must transform to meet new challenges, and the United States can and should lead the way, writes Jake Caldwell.

Jake Caldwell