As the curtains close on 2012, the 38 North Solutions team takes a moment to think back on the six months since the original cast members—Jeff Cramer, Allyson Groff, Katherine Hamilton and Patrick Von Bargen—spun off of QGA Public Affairs to start our own production, focused solely on clean energy and innovation. Starting a new gig can be a risky proposition, but the team was so in sync that we made the move fun and creative, attracting new client partners during a highly fraught election cycle.
With the wind Production Tax Credit extension saved from the cliff in the final hour, we look forward to the 113th Congress and a second term Administration with renewed anticipation that we can set aside divisive politics to craft smart clean energy and innovation policy, to reset climate change conversations, and to forge a long-term road map for a sustainable and secure energy future. Okay, so we may be aiming a bit high, but we actually think we will make at least modest and practical gains in 2013. 38 North Solutions wishes your families and businesses a warm and prosperous New Year!