Monthly Archives: January 2015

NREL Data Book Confirms Renewable Energy Growth, Need for Long-Term Strategy

Evidence of the continued growth of renewable energy as a major plank in the U.S. energy platform continues to come from creditable sources, including the 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book issued by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The annual … Continue reading

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Efficiency Measure Can Serve as Foundation for Comprehensive Energy Strategy

One amendment added this week to the Senate’s Keystone pipeline bill that carries significance to clean energy stakeholders is the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency measure, a narrowly drawn piece of legislation that has broad bipartisan support in both houses. The measure … Continue reading

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Stakeholders Should Prepare for Greater Challenges to State Renewable Standards

With the new year starts a new round of state legislatures convening. And with that comes new challenges to the state Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) adopted by 31 states. Last year marked a contentious one in many statehouses where efforts … Continue reading

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Pipeline to a Comprehensive National Energy Plan?

A new Congress seated itself this week and a first item of business has been a measure to advance the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL oil pipeline. With Republicans now having secured control in the Senate, they will join the GOP majority … Continue reading

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