Media coverage of renewable energy developments at the state level continued to center on the efforts led by the Koch Brothers-backed American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to try and weaken, repeal, or “repeal-by-weaken” renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) in a...continued→
Pierre Bull, Policy Analyst, Air & Energy, New York City
I advocate for clean renewable energy and energy efficiency at primarily the state level.
Prior to working at NRDC, I was a project manager for 2 ½ years at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), running efficiency and demand response incentive programs for commercial buildings. I received my M.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan and B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Outside of work I am usually, well, outside. My outdoor passions include long-distance bike rides, hiking, birding, and landscape photography.
Today North Carolina took another stand for clean energy – just one day after a national news article reported that states are turning against renewable energy. A North Carolina legislative committee rejected an attempt to effectively repeal the state’s law...continued→
The New York State Senate today passed legislation to extend Governor Cuomo's NY-Sun Initiative through 2023 and solidify the state’s long-term commitment to solar energy. Today’s bipartisan vote for the New York Solar Bill (S.2522) indicates growing support among lawmakers for delivering comprehensive...continued→
Clean energy foes in Congress desperately drill into scant evidence to argue against federal wind energy support
Yesterday, deep within the recesses of Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology -- Subcommittee on Oversight and Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing: Assessing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Wind Energy Incentives. The hearing was scheduled on the...continued→
Attacks on state renewable energy deployment policies continue in at least twenty-two states. However the news is not all bad with a near equal balance of states presenting opportunities to expand, strengthen or improve existing renewable energy policies. For fellow...continued→
I couldn't be more proud of my boyhood state, Kansas, where three weeks ago, State senators voted to defend the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS), sending a clear message to opponents of clean energy that the clean economy is real and is...continued→
Good news came today from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) with a groundbreaking analysis that tracked more than 110,000 new clean energy jobs announced by more than 300 U.S. companies and state and local clean economy programs in every region of the...continued→
Governor Andrew Cuomo today called for a major expansion of his NY-Sun Initiative in his 2013 State of the State address. First announced in his State of the State last January, his NY-Sun Initiative called for “doubling solar installations in 2012...continued→
Several news headlines came out last week showing continued growth of solar energy in the U.S.: "Residential solar systems reach an all-time high in Q3 2012" "Solar City Corp. IPO electrifies" "OakTech: Solar Mosaic unveils fourth Oakland solar installation, unveils new finance...continued→
"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." - Rahm Emanuel, former Obama Administration Chief of Staff and...continued→
Environmental Entrepreneurs latest Clean Energy Jobs quarterly report, Q3 2012, shows us that clean energy jobs – like jobs in the rest of the economy – are still growing. But at least in clean energy, that growth looks like it’s...continued→
As the seasons transition from summer to fall, you've likely put together a running home checklist with to-do's like: (1) check the batteries and test the smoke alarms, (2) rake the leaves, and (3) swap the shorts and t-shirts for...continued→
While most of us are off doing some form of R&R in the waning days of summer, New York Governor Cuomo is hard at work putting the sun's energy to greater use for the benefit of all New Yorkers. Today...continued→
This week, AWEA announced a significant milestone in the growth of home grown, renewable energy. As a nation, we should be celebrating this as a moment of collective success brought about by innovation, hard work, and smart policies that are...continued→
The time is now to put New York on the path to a cleaner energy future. A clear ‘supermajority’ – 8 out of 10 New Yorkers – strongly support the growth of solar and clean energy in New York along...continued→
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