Sam Gomberg

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Sam Gomberg is an energy analyst and an expert on responsible energy policies that support the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency resources that result in significant reductions of global warming emissions. See Sam's full bio.

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Is the Midwest Finally Catching on to Utility-Scale Solar?

There seems to have been a significant uptick in the number of utility-scale solar projects announced in the Midwest recently—from Michigan to Minnesota , Indiana to Iowa, and even up in Wisconsin. Is this just a one-off bump in activity, or the start of something bigger? Are we actually starting to see the solar revolution spread to the Midwest where wind power has historically been king of renewables?  And if large-scale solar is coming in a big way, are we ready? Read more >

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Thinking Big: Wind Industry Is Moving to Taller Turbines. Will the Transmission System Be Ready?

The wind industry is shifting to taller, more efficient turbines. When looking to the future, we should be thinking even bigger. Read more >

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Michigan’s Energy Future Still in Limbo as Legislature Breaks for Summer

The Michigan legislature failed again to come to agreement on energy policy last week as they broke for summer recess, with proposals waiting for a vote in both the House and the Senate. One thing is clear: both proposals still need a lot of work if they are going to truly move Michigan toward a sustainable, reliable, and affordable electricity supply. Read more >

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Attacks on Clean Energy Up for Debate in Minnesota Legislature

Prohibiting state planning for the Clean Power Plan is akin to cutting off your nose to spite your face. Read more >

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Michigan Senate Proposals Put Clean Energy, Consumers at Risk

The ultimate impact of the current proposals: Kill the state’s successful clean energy standards, deal a blow to the state’s burgeoning rooftop solar industry, and put in place a process that won’t adequately ensure that Michiganders have a say in their energy future. Read more >

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