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By Michael Brower 9/16/13

The Senate’s seesawing calendar this week highlights two priorities of significant national interest. As Syria takes a backseat – perhaps only temporarily – highly anticipated energy policy is finding the spotlight in the form of Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman’s “Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act.” While action on Syria has embroiled the Congress in heated debate, the Shaheen-Portman bill is uniting members of both parties by using smart, common sense policy to create jobs, conserve energy and save billions for American consumers.

Rhone Resch, SEIA President and CEO 9/12/13

All across the United States, rooftop solar panels are popping up on homes, businesses and schools like mushrooms in a forest, and utility-scale solar projects are bringing huge amounts of clean energy into our communities. Why? Well, among other things, consumer choice in America is something that we all hold very sacred.


Thursday, 22 August 2013 15:46

Climate & the Economy: A Rational Solution

By ACORE Interim CEO, Michael Brower 08/22/2013

It should be no surprise that when Gallup asks Americans to choose between economic growth or protecting the environment – during a time when too many Americans are still out of work, living paycheck to paycheck, drowning with college debt, and underemployed – they choose improving economic growth. But even as the economy remains America’s number one priority; more and more Americans are calling for action on climate change. Most Americans see the environmental and economic challenges climate change poses, but they also recognize--as the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) does--that clean, renewable energy is a solution to both environmental and economic challenges.

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By Noah Ginsberg 8/16/13

The goal of any renewable energy developer or grid operator is to ensure a smooth flow of electricity stems from a power plant. And there are numerous technologies that aide project developers and grid operators to accurately forecast the weather to maximize the output and efficiency of renewable energy power plants. But none of these technologies come close to IBM’s new Hybrid Renewable Energy Forecaster (HyREF). IBM unveiled their newest forecasting systems on August 12th – built with the renowned expertise the world has come to expect from IBM.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:48


By Kevin O'Rourke 08/13/2013

“Made in America” labels have long signified superior quality products, produced from the hard work and innovation of our friends and neighbors.

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Chart: 2/3rds of Global Solar PV Has Been Installed in the Last 2.5 Years

And capacity will nearly double in the next 2.5 years.

By Stephen Lacey 08/16/2013


SOURCE: GTM Research

By Todd Foley 8/06/2013

As we have witnessed over the past decade, the American energy landscape continues to transform. Not so long ago, energy scarcity was a significant concern, especially for transportation fuel as the petroleum supply decreased. As a result, in 2005 our nation wisely chose to diversify our fuel supply with strong bipartisan leadership from American policymakers. At that time, under George W. Bush, we created one of the most successful energy policies ever enacted– the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

By Dan Frakes and Alex Keros 08/02/2013

When developing a new type of vehicle and propulsion system, somewhere along the line infrastructure will be a major part of the equation and needs to be addressed. This article sheds some light into how infrastructure is playing a role in the development of electric vehicles, and how key partnerships with utilities and organizations like the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) are instrumental in the development of vehicles like the Chevrolet Volt and Spark EV.

Ohio’s alternative energy mandate has been placed back on the table for possible termination, while its defenders question how anyone could ignore the benefits this legislation has provided Ohio in job creation, energy security and cost savings.

By Stephen E. Morgan, CEO of American Clean Energy & Todd Foley, ACORE's SVP of Policy & Government Relations 8/26/13

At this moment, the U.S. can reinvent how we produce, store, transport, and consume electricity. With an abundance of domestic energy, our country is on its way to becoming “energy independent” by the end of the decade. But powering our homes and businesses with natural gas or other fossil fuels does not mean a reliable, clean, and affordable flow of electricity will follow.

In order to capitalize on recent energy advances, states, regulators, and the federal government must bring the inherent benefits of generating power from on-site renewable energy — what’s called distributed generation — to more Americans. Transitioning our grid to one supplied with more distributed generation in the forms of all types of renewable energy is essential to attaining The U.S.’s true energy independence; independence that allows for the most reliable, affordable, and cleanest energy to flow to every American.


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