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Jane Weissman's Blog Posts

- July 10, 2014

No Deadends in This Roadmap

Oh no, another roadmap! Sometimes dubbed business or strategic plans, they come with different personalities and effectiveness. Many end up sitting on the proverbial "shelf," but I'm...

- June 05, 2014

Inch by Inch – Closing the Divide

It was a year ago that we wrote in this column about the stifling effect of operating in silos.  Our particular focus was (and still is) on the unfortunate split between the renewable...

- May 13, 2014

Thank You Mr. President: More Support for Training Programs at Community Colleges Will Ready More Workers for Solar Jobs

May 9 was a momentous day for solar energy with one giant announcement kicking off a new set of promising and proven actions.  President Obama publicized more than 300 private and public...

- May 05, 2014

Conversations Without Devices

In true marathon spirit, IREC has had its running shoes on this spring, hitting conferences and meetings on all sides of the country.  These events have been most fruitful and rewarding...

- April 04, 2014

Energy Storage: Bank On It

Storage is cool.  It's so ingrained in our daily lives that it's invisible.  From the pantry closet and fridge storing our food to fuel tanks in our homes and cars, storage gives us...

- February 25, 2014

From Donuts to Doing: Forging Strong Ties with Industry

Rumor has it that "green" jobs have faded into the sunset.  After all, enrollment for some renewable energy training is down and new topics are nudging "green" off the hit parade list. ...

- February 06, 2014

But What Does It Mean? The Need for Renewable Workforce Standards

When you start a presentation or a report with terms that mean different things to different people, chances are you're not going to be successful in getting your point across.  While...

- December 19, 2013

Black Eyes Are Contagious and Avoidable

The margin for error is slim when an industry is relatively new. It's susceptible to strict scrutiny and heightened consumer and stakeholder expectations. The renewable energy and energy...

- December 04, 2013

What Do Chocolate and Credentials Have in Common?

They both are good for you and worth the price if they are of high quality.  But just because a chocolate bar is advertised to gourmet foodies as the finest, it may not be the best,...

- November 04, 2013

Game Changer (and I'm not speaking of my beloved Red Sox)

IREC has been a change-maker for three decades. Yet change is always uneasy until we experience the results. So when we decided last year that in October 2013 we would roll our annual...

Jane Weissman

Jane Weissman

Jane has been the President and CEO of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. since 1994. From 1985 until 1991, she was the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Photovoltaic Center. Jane is Vice Chair of the North American Board...

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