New England Tackles Policy Issues

More than 50 New England renewable energy business leaders and policymakers convened the New England Roundtable on Federal Renewable Energy Policy yesterday to lay the ground work for comprehensive recommendations to help the U.S. Congress and states to better implement clean energy solutions.

As part of the American Council on Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) push for a comprehensive renewable energy policy discussion on the national level at its annual Renewable Energy in America Policy Forum in Washington, DC in October, ACORE is co-sponsoring similar regional meetings in July and August throughout the US — Chicago-July 26; Austin-July 27, San Diego-August 1, Los Angeles-August 2, Phoenix-August 3, Sacramento-August 4, San Francisco-August 5, Portland-August 11, and Boston-August 16 and Washington DC-August 17 (details at the links below). A full report will be created from the New England region’s four specific policy areas as developed by the participants: 1) Overall Federal Policy Recommendations; Siting and Permitting; 2) Structuring Federal Incentives for Successful Project Financing; 3) Bringing New Renewable Energy Technologies to Market; 4) Linking Federal and State RD&D on Renewable Technologies. In addition to ACORE, the roundtable was sponsored by The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s Renewable Energy Trust, the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund, the Clean Energy States Alliance and hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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