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2016 Clean Jobs Midwest Survey: An In-depth Look at Clean Energy Employment in the Midwest

April 4, 2016

Clean Jobs Midwest is a survey of clean energy employment in 12 Midwestern states. The region currently employs over half a million workers in sectors including renewable energy generation, clean transmission, energy efficiency, clean fuels, and advanced transportation. The clean energy economy is growing in every Midwestern state -- Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. But we know clean energy can grow even faster. By implementing good public policy -- such as state renewable portfolio standards and energy efficiency standards -- we can create even more clean energy jobs across the region.

Community Wind 101: A Primer for Policymakers

September 30, 2008

Provides an overview of a model for wind power development based on local ownership. Reviews innovative examples, economic benefits for the community, benefits for clean energy development, obstacles, and state and federal policy options to address them.

Laying a Foundation for Nevada's Electricity Future: Generation Facility Uncertainties and the Need for a Flexible Infrastructure

February 1, 2008

Outlines the need to build an infrastructure that can support distributed and centralized resources, and describes the elements required: interconnection of power companies, efficiency programs, renewable energy projects, and complementary gas generation.

Diagnosing the California Electricity Crisis

June 1, 2003

Provides a diagnosis of the causes of the California electricity crisis, and the impact of response to the crisis by state and federal regulators. Part of a series of research reports that examines energy issues facing California.

The Last Straw: Water Use by Power Plants in the Arid West

March 1, 2003

Describes practical opportunities to significantly reduce both water use and water quality impacts from power generation.

Dynamic Pricing, Advanced Metering, and Demand Response in Electricity Markets

October 1, 2002

Presents an overview and analysis of the possible approaches to bringing an active demand side into electricity markets. Part of a series of research reports that examines energy issues facing California.

California's Secret Energy Surplus: The Potential for Energy Efficiency

September 1, 2002

Assesses the achievable energy efficiency potential over the next ten years across California for all electricity customers using hundreds of commercially available measures.

Gone With the Wind: How California Is Losing Its Clean Power Edge to Texas

August 1, 2002

Tracks the slow demise of wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass industries in the very state that pioneered the technologies.

Siting Power Plants: Recent Experience in California and Best Practices in Other States

February 1, 2002

Compares California's power plant siting with results in other states. Includes interviews with California state agency representatives, developers and process mediators. Part of a series of research reports that examines energy issues facing California.

After the Storm: Interviews With Prominent Economists and Policy Leaders on the Future of the California Energy Market

January 1, 2002

Presents differing perspectives on the cause of California's energy crisis, and examines possible solutions for restoring a working energy market. Part of a series of research reports that examines energy issues facing California.

Implications and Policy Options of California's Reliance on Natural Gas

January 1, 2002

Examines existing and currently anticipated infrastructure, rising gas prices, and recurring supply problems, and looks at options to alleviate the problem. Part of a series of research reports that examines energy issues facing California.

Bellagio Memorandum on Motor Vehicle Policy

June 1, 2001

Presents a consensus document on preferred government policies for shaping the future of motor vehicle technology worldwide. Details 43 key principles for policymakers looking to speed the transition to clean vehicles.