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Full Title: A Clean Energy Economy for Missouri: Analysis of the Rural Economic Development Potential of Renewable Resources Author(s): Martin R. Cohen Publisher(s): Publication Date: Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): In this time of global economic adversity, the state of Missouri is facing an unprecedented set of economic and energy challenges. Missouri, however, is also one of the most fertile states for the production of clean energy. Within its borders, dispersed across the state, are vast resources of wind, land, and water—all the ingredients needed for Missouri to become a national leader in new energy development, creating tens of… [more]View Discussion
Missouri Energy Initiative
A State Energy Plan (SEP) is a comprehensive strategy that helps policymakers, state utility regulators, energy suppliers, and consumers strategically plan for a state’s energy future. The goal of an SEP is to act as a roadmap to improve energy affordability, security, and resilience, which in turn, will ultimately lead to a state’s prosperity. As of 2014, thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia have some form of energy planning document to guide statewide energy policy, with another five having begun the process. The Missouri Energy Initiative (MEI) conducted a detailed analysis of SEPs, leading to several conclusions: SEPs have… [more]View Discussion
Vice President, US Retail Regulatory Strategy
National Grid, US
With the exception of EPA rulemaking and stimulus, federal energy policy has been at a virtual standstill since EISA 2007. That makes state legislatures and regulators the focal point for new ideas. California, with its aggressive efficiency and renewable targets, has continued to be a key market for addressing the financial and operational costs of configuring a new energy system. In a previous life, I remember an industry colleague’s advice on drafting energy legislation; “create principles regulators can tweak rather than inflexible legislative fiat”. This expression comes to mind as a litmus test for California’s new landmark energy legislation; Assembly… [more]View Discussion