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Conservatives, Snyder Stump For Renewables

Published on 27 Dec 2013  |   Written by 

Last week, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder unveiled his long-awaited strategy for the state’s energy plan going forward. The Governor’s speech came on the heels of a report from Michigan’s Public Service Commission, finding that it is eminently possible for Michigan to derive more than 30% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2035.

A Q&A with Steve Morgan, CEO of American Clean Energy

Published on 19 Dec 2013  |   Written by 

Earlier this month ACORE released its new report titled “Renewable Energy In the 50 States: Northeast Region.” The report provides a detailed market and policy overview of states located in the Northeast region of the United States. ACORE was lucky enough to have a select group of its members participate in a December 3rd press conference surrounding the release of the report. During that time, I had the opportunity to talk about renewable energy with five ACORE members including Steve Morgan, CEO of American Clean Energy.

A Q&A with Tony Clifford, CEO of Standard Solar

Published on 12 Dec 2013  |   Written by 

ACORE recently released its new report titled “Renewable Energy In the 50 States: Northeast Region.” The report provides a detailed market and policy overview of states located in the Northeast region of the United States. ACORE was lucky enough to have a select group of its members participate in a December 3rd press conference surrounding the release of the report. During that time, I had the opportunity to talk about renewable energy with five ACORE members including CEO of Standard Solar, Tony Clifford.

Renewables Heating up in the Northeast

Published on 05 Dec 2013  |   Written by 

With high electricity prices, a reliance on imported energy, and ongoing retirements of fossil fuel power plants, the Northeast has a strong incentive to develop local, renewable sources of energy. Aided by a well-established, supportive portfolio of policies in nearly every Northeastern state, the region ranks second in the nation for both solar power capacity and biomass power capacity. However, renewable energy capacity overall is lower than in the Midwest, Southeast, and West, with fewer large-scale renewable energy facilities like wind farms.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the PTC

Published on 04 Dec 2013  |   Written by 

Three simple reasons why bashing the tax code won’t slow the roll of renewable energy

Nothing says “December in D.C.” like the mad dash to haggle over end-of-year tax extenders – and the energy sectors are no exception. Since this ritual opens the door to plenty of misinformation and special interest lobbying from renewable energy opponents, this post will help hammer out the facts.

Dave Belote 11/13/13

Ensuring our military prioritizes how it spends its money is an admirable goal. However, an article that appeared in the Washington Times last week written by Cheryl Chumley’s (Pentagon pushes 680 green projects, despite money woes, 11/6) misses several key points that explain why the Department of Defense views renewable energy and energy efficiency as warfighting priorities. Besides the fact that our military is vulnerable to the price volatility of overseas energy sources, the number of American lives lost protecting fuel convoys in Iraq and Afghanistan numbers is well above 3,000. This is a cost that obviously cannot be calculated.

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