Posts in Category: Clean Energy

Op-Ed: Savvy policies can grow Wisconsin’s renewable energy jobs

Clean energy projects — and the jobs and economic growth they create — flourish in places with policies that help these businesses grow. It’s time for Wisconsin to return as a renewable energy leader. Smart policies make a difference. To keep growing Wisconsin jobs and businesses in the renewable energy supply chain, Wisconsin should drive

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Small Town Solar Spotlights: ELPC Intern Perspective

ELPC’s recent clean energy supply chain reports highlight many industries and stakeholders involved in renewables across Wisconsin and Michigan. Conversations around clean energy are often focused on big things—sweeping actions from the government or which state is allocating resources to build a bigger solar array or wind farm. But America’s small towns and small businesses

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Ten rounds with Trump: ELPC’s top federal fights of 2019

Do you care about clean water and clean air? How about protecting our kids from mercury pollution or acting on climate change? I think we’d all want to say everyone cares about all of these things, but unfortunately not the Trump Administration.   That’s why ELPC had a busy 2019 standing up to the Trump Administration and working to fight its continued rollback

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Renewable Energy is Everywhere! ELPC Intern Perspective

Clean energy might seem like a far-off dream, but in reality, it is booming all around us. As an intern at the Environmental Law & Policy Center this year, I had the opportunity to work alongside fellow interns and expert staff to help assemble two reports about the growing renewable energy supply chain. Right here

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ELPC in 2019: Strong Results, Impact, and a Good Reason to Give…

We’ve had an incredible year at ELPC. We’re fighting back and playing to win against President Trump’s misguided attempts to rollback protective clean air and clean water standards, systematically weaken the Environmental Protection Agency, and conduct what amounts to a War on the Great Lakes.  We are winning with savvy strategies, our very hardworking and

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Letter: Community bankers know a good deal — solar energy

Bankers understand finance, money and good investments. So, when community banks step up to install solar energy panels on their buildings, that’s a strong signal that renewable energy is both good for business and good for the environment. Solar energy is accelerating in the Great Plains as the technology keeps improving, the economics are better

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Howard Learner Op-Ed in Crain’s Detroit: Savvy Policies can Grow Michigan’s Renewable Energy Jobs

As part of our efforts to support clean energy, ELPC has been publishing a series of reports that examine the breadth of the wind power and solar energy industries in Midwest states. Find this year’s Michigan report here. Along 12 Mile Road outside of Detroit, 24-year-old John Jevahirian of Michigan Solar Solutions goes to work

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Ensuring Urban Inclusion in Illinois’ Community Solar Program

Solar energy is thriving in Illinois, bringing hundreds of megawatts of clean energy and over a thousand new jobs to the state this year alone. Illinois’ community solar program is particularly booming. The program is designed to make solar energy more accessible to diverse communities. A single community solar project can provide power to multiple

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6 Ways to Be More Energy Efficient at Home

Happy Energy Efficiency Day! Being more energy efficient is the best way to meet our energy needs and reduce pollution. It can result in some serious savings, too.  Here are six ways that you can save more energy at home. Eliminate Vampire Energy Leaving your devices plugged into outlets all day sucks up a lot of

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A Tale of Two States: Minnesota’s Clean Energy Policies Outpace Wisconsin’s

A retired friend who uses solar power suggested that ELPC do a study comparing Wisconsin and Minnesota on renewable energy policies and accomplishments. We expected to see a difference between Wisconsin and Minnesota’s policies, but the findings were still shocking. Minnesota has accomplished far more in renewable energy development as a result of more and better policies to fix

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