Renewable Energy

A Rational Take on the Future of Energy

Last week, the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) held their spring meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss, among several things, the changing energy and regulatory landscape during a Trump administration. One panel, entitled “Exploring our Energy Future,” included AFPM...

/ April 17, 2017

Petrochemicals: The Building Blocks for Wind and Solar Energy

Last week the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its latest alternative energy update. Wind and solar power continues to lead this energy mix. If you pause for a minute, have you ever stopped to realize that petrochemical-derived materials are critical...

/ August 29, 2016

Economics of a Carbon Tax

In response to an op-ed in the Washington Post by Robert Samuelson, a letter to the editor from Citizens’ Climate Lobby published on January 1 stated that private investors have no economic incentive to fund research and development in low...

/ January 27, 2016

Renewable Reality Check: You Can’t Have Solar and Wind Power without Fossil Fuels

Last month, I attended an event co-hosted by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters at which Governor Terry McAuliffe formally unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan. The plan (461 pages in length) focuses on...

/ November 6, 2014