“If we are to realize these clean energy goals that we all have, literally every profession is going to be touched in some way by solar or by some other clean energy or sustainability competency,” said Laure-Jeanne Davignon, IREC VP-Workforce.
The collective power of experience and passion assembled in one room was by any measure extraordinary. It was a day of robust exploration of the challenges, opportunities and details, and the not so distant milestones necessary to get us there – ultimately to 100 percent clean energy. The words “urgency” and “collaboration” and “equitable” could not have been louder.
As published in Renewable Energy World
Here we are in 2019, with more than 100 U.S. cities and 140 large corporations having established 100 percent clean, carbon-free and/or renewable energy goals. In several states, newly seated governors campaigned on goals of 100 percent renewable energy, and congressional representatives have arrived in Washington positioning for a like-minded national proposal. The question is: what really has to happen to get from here to there, and what are the benefits such a transition will bring?
A new report details the 8 top results of IREC’s impactful leadership shaping a sustainable energy future over its 35-year history.
IREC is an independent, non-governmental, non-lobbying organization. That said, it would be sticking our heads in the sand if we did not acknowledge the proverbial elephant (and donkey) in the room. The environment in which we operate has now changed with a new administration coming to power in Washington, DC.
The applications for IREC’s coveted 2016 3iAwards for Innovation, Ingenuity and Inspiration in the clean energy economy are in. It’s time to vote for the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Supreme Court Rules Favorably on Energy Efficiency: Incentives to Curb Prices and Enhance Grid Reliability
In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on January 25, 2016 upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in September that USDA is investing in 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide, including 14 small wind projects.
As the energy training and technical assistance coordinator for the FSL Southwest Building Science Training Center (SWBST), self-described building science black belt Chris Baker has more than 15 years at SWBST’s weatherization program as a program administrator, crew trainer and energy auditor/technician. Chris talked with IREC recently and makes the case for energy efficiency.
The search is on for 2014’s candidates for the prestigious IREC 3iAwards for Information, Innovation, and Inspiration! The annual awards honor the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency, with a few new features that will elevate the exposure of both candidates and award winners. Apply by 7/23.