Steve Clemmer

Director of energy research, Clean Energy

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Steve Clemmer is the director of energy research and an expert on the economic and environmental benefits of implementing renewable energy technologies and policies at the state and national levels. He holds a master’s degree in energy analysis and policy from the University of Wisconsin. See Steve's full bio.

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Clean energy financing programs could support deployment of solar energy projects, such as this community solar farm in Edgecomb, Maine (ReVision Energy).

A Powerful Investment: Clean Energy Financing in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont

These three states could leverage $35 million of public funds into a $748 million investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects over the next 15 years. Read more >

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Renewable Energy to Surpass Coal and Nuclear by 2030: 7 Key Takeaways from EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2016

I’ll remember 2016 as the year the Energy Information Administration turned the corner to show a bright future for renewable energy. Read more >

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Renewable energy in Illinois
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New Analysis Shows Fixing Illinois Clean Energy Policies Is Essential to Any “Next Generation Energy Plan”

There are some key flaws in a proposed energy plan that would prevent Illinois from moving toward a truly clean energy future. Our new analysis shows that fixing and strengthening the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency policies provides a cost-effective strategy for cutting carbon emissions from the energy sector. Read more >

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Minnesota Continues its National Leadership on the Clean Power Plan

Last week Governor Dayton promised to veto any legislation blocking or slowing efforts related to the Clean Power Plan. He also stated that he would “like to see Minnesota’s dependence on coal eliminated” as soon as possible. Read more >

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What Extending Federal Wind and Solar Tax Credits Means for the Clean Power Plan and Paris

Two new studies by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Rhodium Group show that the five-year extension of the federal production and investment tax credits (PTC and ITC) for wind and solar, included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 passed in December, could result in record-setting growth in the U.S. renewable energy industry while significantly reducing power plant carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Read more >

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