Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tracking and analysis of energy legislation in the United States

Sunday, May 26, 2013
A new online database, Center for the new energy economy (CNEE) is created by Colorado State University (CSU) anyone interested in clean energy Act laws in every State in the United States, or also who are policy craft itself.

Bill Ritter, Jr., Director of the CNEE and former Governor of Colorado, legislators clean energy Director of the center of work with States explained that the early work with various States the value of the grouping of the various types of policies, so that everyone may refer to - State decision makers, guidelines or inspiration, group associations, companies and even individuals - from other States formulations in energy policy to learn, such as renewable portfolio standards (RPS). "States are primary mover in clean energy legislation" added CNEE senior Policy Advisor Jeff Lyng.

Enter the advanced energy legislation Tracker monitors approximately 2,300 energy-related bills in all 50 States, including everything that is on a specific state legislative Web site, from the text of bills for audio recordings and committees. Other resources exist that track energy legislation on a subscription/membership model, but the AELTracker is completely free and online. CSU students research legislative papers and it-intensive selection for different categories. Legislation has erupted in 10 categories ranging from power generation to energy efficiency funding. An application programming interface (API) via OpenSpace allows real-time tracking of Bill progress by individual legislators (and stops tracking if they aren't in the session). Users can also a keyword search to specific topics of interest. A keyword search produces more than 300 hits; after 'renewable' "net metering" hoisted 80 bills. Financing and financial incentives affect about 25 percent of all invoices in AELTracker.

In addition, AELTracker offers as only an online research database, the CNEE will group its to illuminate related types of State regulations and analyze common trends in written reports, and podcasts of CNEE policy advisors with the aid of CSU students. AELTracker at the beginning of the month a first report on energy efficiency presented about 200 bills in the policy categories combined represent (resources, cost/benefit, performance contracting, etc.); a further analysis of the financial policy of the Member States was issued earlier this week. A third due in mid-June is the hundreds of "advanced energy" policy promoted nationwide check.

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