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By ACORE CEO and President, Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn

During the final sprint to Election Day, Americans will hear political leaders point fingers as they attempt to explain why the U.S. is experiencing slow domestic job growth. We will hear versions of an “all of the above” energy strategy, versions that may not in fact fairly embrace all of our domestic energy resources. Evidence of the lack of consistent support for all sources of energy abounds in Congress’s failure to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC) even as the wind industry has been making significant gains in previous years. If leaders of any party want to truly establish “all of the above” energy strategy that embraces all sources of energy--natural gas, fossil fuels, and renewable energy--on a level playing field, the PTC must be extended.

December 14 -- Conflicting visions of Colorado's energy industry, the environment and the economy emerged during a forum on energy policy in south metro Denver on Thursday. >>View Article

December 10 -- Columbus, Cleveland and other Ohio cities could keep millions of dollars in their economy by generating more of their energy through such means as wind and solar power, an Ohio State University researcher says. >>View Article

November 28 -- Solar energy jobs in the U.S. grew by 13 percent over the past year, a rate almost six times faster than the national average employment growth rate.  And Arizona officials said they are confident the state saw similar job growth, even though the report by the Solar Foundation did not break the numbers down by individual state. >>View Article

November 19 -- Iowans can expect more extreme weather like the 2012 drought thanks to changes in the climate caused by greenhouse gases. That’s according to a statewide group of Iowa scientists who believe that Iowans should act now to reduce economic costs due to climate change. >>View Article 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 19:28

Green Energy Jobs On The Rise In Texas

November 13 -- Clean energy jobs are on the rise in Texas.  As more projects are created across the Panhandle, and with the recent reelection, some professionals in our area say the future is looking very green.  Executive Dir. of Class 4 Winds AJ Swope says, "the president has very famously touted clean energy. In the past four years however, didn't really get a lot done with the clean energy industry. And obviously we're seeing a decline in green job growth." >>View Article 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 19:05

The Political Moment for A Renewable Economy

November 13 -- The aftermath of President Obama's reelection finds many experts trying to ascertain the deeper meaning of his relatively strong showing. Certainly, there is little question that the demographics of America have changed, and the social change that has been underway for decades has begun to find political expression. We expect politics to reflect the society we live in. That society has gay couples, abortions, immigrants, and a desire for sustainable, eco-friendly economic growth. >>View Article 

Friday, 02 November 2012 17:09

Solar Jobs In US Increase 13.2% In 2012

November 2 -- During the last few days of the election, when politicians scramble to make promises about jobs and the economy, only a fool would ignore this statistic: employment in the solar industry has grown 13.2 percent over the last year. >>View Article

November 1 -- When a tour of duty is complete, transitioning back into the civilian workforce can be daunting. Now, thanks to a unique partnership between two regional non-profit organizations and USDA Rural Development (RD) finding jobs is going to be a little easier for veterans returning to West Tennessee. >>View Article

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