With a terrifying pandemic and resulting economic collapse staring us in the face, our team has been working to ensure that our clients understand the current options for employees and businesses. In addition to immediate relief, we are looking ahead to the time when the government will be trying to get everyone back to work. […]
Top 5 Energy Policy Predictions for 2020
[reposted from Morning Consult] Top 5 Energy Policy Predictions for 2020 Analysts say we might (finally) see an energy package pass next year BY JACQUELINE TOTH December 16, 2019 at 12:01 am ET In some ways, 2020 likely marks a holding pattern for climate and energy policy ahead of the November election. But energy analysts […]
Welcome to 2018: What’s in Store for Technology and Clean Energy Policy?
We closed out 2017 after fighting successfully to remove the most damning provisions for clean energy from the tax bill. With that bill now law, we will need the rest of this year and, perhaps, several more, to figure out how the new tax code will impact innovative industries. With the tax bill off Congress’s […]
White House Releases “Skinny” Budget: Extreme Diet for Clean Energy and Innovation
The Trump Administration released today what is known as the “skinny” budget because of the lack of specifics, and, while this is more of a political statement than a political reality, it is clear that any program remotely related to climate or clean energy is recommended for the chopping block. Climate programs like the Global […]
What Do the Results of the 2016 Election Mean For Clean Energy in DC?
The results of this week’s election are certainly a surprise and will impact the focus and direction of policymakers moving forward. As we look ahead, historically, Congress is most active when one party controls the House of Representatives, Senate and White House. We expect 2017 to follow this trend, particularly because Republicans campaigned, in part, […]
Congress Returns From Recess but the Action Remains in the States
The team at 38 North has found that, while it is important to work closely with EPA on their important carbon-related rule-makings and to keep Congress informed on a wide variety of topics and issues, much of the real action in clean energy is taking place in the states. Statehouses and utility commissions are setting policies for renewables, energy […]
Our Take: Congress over the next 12 months
With a little less than a year to go until the 2014 mid-term elections, Congress has a number of big decisions looming. Here is a quick look into where we are today, and what we see in front of us over the next year. Post-Shutdown Status On October 16th, the Federal government shutdown came to […]
Congress and Clean Energy: Waiting for Godot?
September marks the end of the fiscal year and the government will shut down on the 30th unless Congress can pass a Continuing Resolution to keep it open for another few months. We are about to hit the nation’s debt ceiling. And another round of across the board sequestration cuts are about to take effect. […]
Wind Energy: New Reports and Legislation Keep PTC Buzz Alive
While Congress is in recess for the month of August, the rest of Washington continues to hum along. Today the Department of Energy released two reports detailing the growth in the wind industry–the number one source of new power generation–here in the U.S. The Wind Technologies Market Report tells the story of the over 13,000 […]
The Clock: What Time Is It For Clean Energy, Issue 2
In our first issue of the Clock, we set the time at 9 pm based on progress the clean energy industry has seen in the last decade juxtaposed with the challenges we face today. Now, in this second issue, the second quarter of 2013, we will set the Clock at 9:15 pm. We have seen no major setbacks […]