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New Hampshire’s RGGI Fight – Will We See A Repeat on Capitol Hill?

Washington, DC is not the only capital where reform-minded new legislators are crusading for the changes they promised while on the campaign trail. State legislatures around the country are shaping...

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“Extracurriculars”

I'm finding myself spending a not-insignificant amount of time on two "extracurricular" projects lately, the Clean Economy Network (where I'm co-chair of the board of the CEN Education Fund) and the Cleantech Open (where I'm serving as the chair of the northeast regional competition/ organization, f/k/a Ignite Clean Energy).

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“Extracurriculars”

I'm finding myself spending a not-insignificant amount of time on two "extracurricular" projects lately, the Clean Economy Network (where I'm co-chair of the board of the CEN Education Fund) and the Cleantech Open (where I'm serving as the chair of the northeast regional competition/ organization, f/k/a Ignite Clean Energy).

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Weekly Clean Energy Links 3-25-11

The Clean Energy Council announced two new affiliate partnerships this week, with REEBA in Connecticut and E2Tech in Maine. And we launched our blog! Board member Scott Pearson became CEO...

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The Economic Logic of Clean Energy Jobs

What do broken windows have to do with green jobs? The Center for American Progress is glad you asked. The progressive think tank has a new issue brief out on...

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Wind Energy and Job Creation

In late January I had the opportunity to testify before the U.S. Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee on the subject of green jobs and trade. Included here is an excerpt from my testimony.

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Clean Energy's Got Talent

Talent shortages pose critical challenges to emerging industries. The newer the sector, the fewer experience executives possess knowledge of the industry. As Peter Rothstein and Paul McManus noted in an...

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RGGI benefits all Granite Staters

As a small-business owner and long-time Republican, I'm perplexed when I hear the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) -- once a GOP free-market bragging point -- vilified as a Democrat tax-and-spend wealth redistribution plan. In the recent vote to withdraw New Hampshire from RGGI, leadership of the House Science and Technology committee called it a "plan to tax the many to benefit the few." While my conservative instincts naturally warm to this description, the simple fact is that, as applied to RGGI, it's simply not true.

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For Clean Energy Innovation, Go Regional

Clean energy innovation requires both federal R&D support along with private industry investments. It also requires the third leg of the stool: regional public-private partnerships to accelerate innovation and enable new markets.

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Lessons for Clean Energy Entrepreneurs

Last month I was honored to have the opportunity to share some “lessons learned” at the Leading Clean Energy Ventures Executive Certificate program, a partnership between the Clean Energy Council and Boston University School of Management: Be selective in which investors you pitch; and if you don't like government, don't play in the energy sector.

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