The President gave an indication of his environmental focus in his inaugural address, and then again in his state of the union speech. The focus would be on climate change. ...more
President Obama’s State of the Union address touched on many issues of critical importance to Americans, including America’s energy future and its link to economic growth and prosperity.
In discussing the need to...more
The 2012 elections for the Minnesota Legislature foretold major shifts in energy policy for the State of Minnesota. For the first time in over 20 years, our DFL Governor, Mark Dayton, will be working with DFL majorities in...more
On January 1, 2013, amid much contentious debate, Congress enacted the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8) (the “Relief Act”). Although the Relief Act does not comprehensively address U.S....more
For those renewable and alternative energy proponents who have been waiting since May 2011 (when Governor Snyder promised an energy policy within four months), the oft delayed energy “message” was a disappointment. Where is...more
In his special message on energy and the environment, given November 28 at Hickory Corners, Governor Snyder stated he is looking at 2015 as the time “to implement new decisions about the state’s energy framework to enhance...more
The AWG-KP closed on Thursday 6 December 2012 amidst on-going discussions in the other Working Groups. The atmosphere is beginning to become tense as delegates see the end of the conference approaching...more
The high-level segment continued on Wednesday 5 December 2012, slowly drawing together the threads of agreement. A further stocktaking plenary session was held in the evening to assess progress, but the...more
The high-level segment of the conference opened on Tuesday 4 December 2012, sandwiched between further contact group meetings and informal consultations. The buzz from Monday continues to permeate the...more
New York’s “Energy Highway” continues to move forward. On October 22, 2012, the Energy Highway Task Force presented Governor Andrew Cuomo with its New York Energy Highway Blueprint (Blueprint), a comprehensive plan to upgrade...more
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