<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=429271514207517&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Tigercomm banners

With Modern Farming Operations “Massively Digitally Integrated,” Digital Tools “Should Play a Bigger Role"

10 min. read

Community Acceptance with Will Eberle of E.ON North America

Will Eberle is the Director of Government Relations and External Affairs for E.ON North America. Will was one of our original participants in this analysis, and we're delighted to have him join us to discuss the state of community acceptance for the industry. He shared his surprise about the final results of the analysis that showed few companies in the industry were using social media for community acceptance but that nearly every opposition group was using them.

Topics: Public Affairs

Community Acceptance Insights with Paul Copleman, Avangrid Renewables

6 min. read

Today, we’re continuing our discussion series on the use of digital tools to build community acceptance by wind energy independent power producers (IPPs). We’re pleased to do that with our friend, Paul Copleman, Director of Communications with Avangrid Renewables. Paul’s company is one of the leading renewable energy IPPs with large asset bases both in the U.S. and across the globe.

Topics: Public Affairs

Wind developers agree: Project opponents organize online, but the developers don't

2 min. read

We recently conducted the first-ever review of the use of digital tools by Independent Power Producers’ (IPPs) to build community acceptance for wind farms in host communities.

Topics: Public Affairs

Tax Experts: Renewables Come Out Ahead on Recent Tax Overhaul

7 min. read

As the House and Senate passed their respective versions of tax legislation, renewables advocates and tax experts sounded the alarm: The original versions could cripple the wind and solar industries. The major trade groups, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), jointly wrote that the original legislation would lead to a “devastating reduction in wind and solar energy investment and development.”  

But the final product as signed this week avoided any major blows. According to the many tax policy and industry experts we read or talked to, the tax bill might be even a net positive for the two industries.

Topics: Clean Economy Public Affairs

Ethan Zindler of BNEF: U.S. Needs Energy Infrastructure to Take Advantage of Empowered Consumer, Plummeting Cleantech Costs

2 min. read

If you want to stay on top of the latest developments in cleantech, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is without question one of the best sources of information and analysis available. For instance, recently BNEF's "Head of Americas" analyst, Ethan Zindler, testified to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources regarding how the United States needs to "rethink its whole approach to energy infrastructure in the years ahead, in order to position its economy to benefit from the age of the empowered consumer and of tumbling costs for solar panels and batteries." Here are a few key points, but definitely check out Zindler's full statement.

Topics: Clean Economy Public Affairs

Public Affairs is Vital Part of the Cleantech Marketplace

2 min. read

By Mike Casey, President of Tigercomm

Topics: Public Affairs

EIA's 2016 "Early Release" Long-Term U.S. Energy Outlook Raises a Host of Questions

5 min. read

We've been keeping an eye on the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA's) long-term projections for wind and solar power, because many supporters of clean energy scaling (ourselves included) have been concerned that EIA's forecasts have been consistently too-pessimistic on this subject. Back in 2013, for instance, we wrote that EIA Renewable Energy Forecast Isn’t Just Wrong, It’s Wildly, Laughably Too Low. More recently, we commented that EIA’s Response to Criticisms of Its Clean Energy Forecasts Fails to Address Core Concerns.

Topics: Public Affairs

New EIA International Energy Outlook Has Clean Energy Growing Relatively Fast, But Still Not Fast Enough

4 min. read

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is out today with its 2016 International Energy Outlook, and there's a lot to chew on. Here are a few, initial highlights that jumped out at us.

Topics: Clean Economy Public Affairs

Yale Report Finds Broad Support for Clean Energy Among Supporters of Leading Presidential Candidates

2 min. read

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication does great work, and today is no exception, with their new report, "Global Warming and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election." Here are a few findings relevant to the clean energy  industry:

Topics: Public Affairs Marketing & Communications

New Report: 10 States Making Things Particularly Difficult for Distributed Solar Power

3 min. read

Last fall, Environment America issued a report looking at the top ten states from a policy perspective for solar power growth as of 2014. Those states included Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada (note that this state's ranking almost certainly has fallen sharply in recent months -- see here for more), California, New Jersey, New Mexico, Vermont, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Colorado. These states made the top 10 due to strong policies in the areas of solar net metering, Renewable Portfolio Standards (many with solar "carve-outs"), PACE and other means of creative clean energy financing, etc.

Topics: Public Affairs