Energy Experts Call for Executive Action on Clean Energyhttp://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/01/22/energy-experts-call-for-executive-action-on-clean.aspx Oilprice.com
January 22, 2014
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A group of energy experts released a thick report that details a laundry list of ways that the president can take executive action to push clean energy forward without the need for congressional action. Led by former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, the report published by the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) was inspired by a meeting Ritter had with President Obama and other clean energy leaders last year, in which the president solicited advice on how he could lawfully accelerate the deployment of clean energy. Ritter's document, "Powering Forward," lays out over 200 recommendations.
The recommendations fall into five categories: energy efficiency; cleantech finance; natural gas production; integrating clean energy into the grid; and alternative fuels and vehicles.
The recommendations vary from the not-very-new (use federal procurement to purchase energy efficient goods and services), the vague (streamline regulatory process X to speed up deployment of Y), and the all too often recommendation that calls for a new report that will issue future recommendations.
However, there are a bunch of interesting ideas as well.