Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Volume #9, Issue #12
Editor: Jane Pulaski
The IREC State & Stakeholder Newsletter is a foremost resource for current information on green workforce training, credentialing programs, state activities and best practices on renewable energy and energy efficiency. This free newsletter is distributed semi-monthly to email subscribers and published on IREC’s website. If you have comments or if you would like to submit a news item, email Jane Pulaski. To subscribe to this newsletter, click here and follow the instructions.
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From the editor:
Remember summer? The time when things (and people) slow down, move slower? Don’t ask the DSIRE folks about a slow summer. In today’s newsletter, DSIRE reports on the latest in incentive policies from 13 states. Take Colorado, where recently enacted ‘solar gardens’ legislation allows community net metering in IOU service territories, and where more renewables were added to the property tax incentive list. Vermont tops the list of we-don’t-have-the-summer-doldrums with a renewable energy bill that affected several of the state’s renewable energy policies, including net metering and interconnection, tax credit, natural gas vehicle funding, FITs, and the state’s renewable portfolio goal. And that’s news from just two of the 13 states.
The news from NABCEP hasn’t slowed down either. Just this week, it released its Small Wind Installer Certification Exam Resource Guide, a useful and practical resource for those planning on taking NABCEP’s (first ever) small wind installer certification exam on 9/11 at various locations across the U.S. Just a few weeks ago, NABCEP released its small wind installer certification application.
Applications flowing into IREC’s ISPQ credentialing program don’t know the meaning of the word ‘slower.’ IREC’s Director of Operations and ISPQ administrator, Pat Fox, has 10 applications in the queue. If you’re considering applying for ISPQ’s accreditation or certification credential, you’ll want to read thinking about applying for the ISPQ credential to help you decide which credential is right for you.
IREC’s Annual Meeting is open for registration. Scheduled for Monday, October 11 in Los Angeles, IREC will convene a one-day gathering of experts to share updates and discuss interesting (and innovative) trends in credentialing, regulatory affairs, clean energy workforce education, and state policies. Each year, at the Annual Meeting, IREC’s Innovation Awards recognizes organizations and individuals who have implemented innovative projects during the previous year that promote and accelerate renewables. This year’s categories include small wind, clean energy workforce development, community renewables, clean energy financial incentives, clean energy regulatory policies, and clean energy ARRA projects. Applications are due 7/16.
The 4th Clean Energy Workforce Education Conference, scheduled for March 8-11, 2011 in Saratoga Springs, NY, has just released its Call for Presentations. IREC is the primary organizer of this conference; NYSERDA is the primary sponsor. Deadline for proposal submission is October 1st.
I’m waiting for the real summer slow down, maybe August? Maybe December?