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Renewables round up

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/14/07 @ 3:09pm

  • Greater Cleveland Partnership takes a position on the state's energy bill, calling for an aggressive advanced energy portfolio standard (AEPS) to generate economic growth and mitigate the economic impacts associated with environmental regulations, as well as effective benchmarks for implementation.
  • Twelve manufacturers in Ohio, six in the Northeast region, invest millions to gear up for wind turbine business. Avon Bearings predicts double digit growth in renewable energy market, Crain's Cleveland Business reports this week.
  • Why has Ohio broken away from the pattern established by other states signing Renewable Portfolio Standards? Earth Watch Ohio wonders. For example, Illinois is calling for the same 25 percent by 2025- but the entire amount is required to come from renewable sources and their RPS provides year by year benchmarks that will insure that this requirement is achieved.
  • U.S. Senate fell one vote short of extending the solar tax incentives in the 2007 Energy Bill yesterday. As a result, the tax incentives for renewable energy production and energy conservation were removed from the energy bill. Also the federal renewable energy standard was dropped. "While we're pleased to see widespread support for increasing auto fuel efficiency standards and improved appliance efficiency (which is a good start), overall, the Senate missed a golden opportunity," American Solar Energy Society stated.

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